University of Rochester

EVENT: Performance by comic monologue/dance artist Claire Porter

TIME, DATE, AND PLACE: 8 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 19, the dance studio in Spurrier Hall, University of Rochester River Campus

ADMISSION: $5 for University of Rochester undergraduate students and $7 for the general public

October 23, 2003

Note: Parking is available on University lots after 7 p.m. weeknights

A delightful actress, writer, dancer, choreographer, and comedienne, Claire Porter will entertain her audiences with a funny and inventive performance of movement and comedy titled Namely, Muscles at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14, in the dance studio in Spurrier Hall on the University of Rochester's River Campus.

Porter will portray Dr. Nickie Nom, a forensic orthopedic autopsy muscular anatomical surgical specialist, while reading from her new book of more than 30 poems that animate 68 major muscles of the body. "Who else could make poetry out of the muscles of the body?" exclaims Vera Blaine, professor emerita of dance composition and choreography at Ohio State University, calling Porter's imaginative performance "a new gem."

An expert in using language to describe and interpret human movement, Porter is a Laban Movement analyst and has taught choreography at Columbia Teachers College in New York City. A recipient of several choreography fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, she earned her master of arts degree in dance from Ohio State University.

The presentation is sponsored by the Program of Movement and Dance. Admission is $5 for University of Rochester undergraduate students and $7 for the general public. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Common Market in Wilson Commons on the River Campus or at the door. For more information, contact the Program for Movement and Dance at (585) 273-5150.