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Department of Theatre and Dance

Stalder Has Entry in Regional Dance Festival

Feb. 20, 1998 -- "Where Our Paths Cross," choreography by Margaret Stalder, associate lecturer in the Department of Theatre and Dance, is one of two University of Wyoming entries in the American College Dance Festival Association's (ACDFA) regional festival, in Laramie Feb. 25-28.

Thirty student and faculty choreographers will present original pieces for adjudication with three will be chosen for performance at the ACDFA's national festival at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., May 17-19.

Students who will perform Stalder's original dance piece are Lisa Howe of Bismarck, N.D.; Sara Lybarger of Alliance, Neb.; Julie Schweizer of St. Louis, Mo.; Katrina Svendsen of Cortez, Colo.; and Carina Wade of Casper.

About 300 students and teachers from 25 colleges and high schools are expected to attend the ACDFA regional festival. In addition to choreographic adjudication sessions, participants can choose from 50 master classes ranging from modern dance to belly dancing, from jazz to ballet floor barre techniques.

The first of four public concerts at the ACDFA festival, with the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble, opens at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, in the College of Arts and Sciences auditorium. Admission is $11 adults and $8 for seniors and children.

Choreography entered in the adjudication process will be performed at two free concerts, Feb. 26 and Feb. 27, both at 7:30 p.m. on the Fine Arts Center main stage.

A final Gala Concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, in the College of Arts and Sciences auditorium will feature pieces that adjudicators rate as best in the festival. Admission is $6 adults and $4 for seniors and children.

The Northwest Regional Festival is sponsored by the UW College of Arts and Sciences, UW Cultural Programs and the Department of Theatre and Dance. For concert ticket information, call the Fine Arts Center box office at (307) 766-6666 or the Wyoming Union ticket office at (307) 766-3327.

Posted on Friday, February 20, 1998



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