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48-Hour Dance Relay


February 20, 2009 — The University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance will launch its dance season with "48-Hour Dance Relay" in association with the Associated Students of the Performing Arts (ASOPA).

The combined concert will take place Saturday, Feb. 28, at 7:30 p.m. on the College of Education auditorium stage. The cost is $5.50 for general admission and tickets may be purchased at the Wyoming Union Information Desk, Fine Arts Box Office or at the door.

"48-Hour Dance Relay" gives a whole new meaning to "thinking on your toes." Selected dancers in the UW theatre and dance department will be asked to create, choreograph, rehearse and perform an original dance piece all within 48 hours.

Here's the catch -- it's all in the luck of the draw. The night before the 48-hour relay begins the dancers will draw from a hat to determine which dancers will choreograph, names and number of dancers, music selection and props to be used.

Following the "48-Hour Dance Relay" will be the presentation of the UW dance department's final choreographic compositions including original works by seniors Lindsey Hall of Cheyenne, Stephanie Thomas of Gillette, Tiffany Forester of Cheyenne, Kristin Kissell of Lakewood, Colo. and junior Kate Metzger of Cheyenne. Hall, Thomas and Forester have also been selected to present their works at the Northwest American College Dance Festival Association in Utah this March.

Photo:
Senior Lindsey Hall of Cheyenne, junior Jaime Boxer of Jackson and senior Kathryn Rochelle of Colorado Springs, Colo., perform Kristin Kissell's piece "Encaged Wish." Similar dance presentations will be performed at the UW Department of Theatre and Dance's "48-Hour Dance Relay" Saturday, Feb. 28, at 7:30 p.m. at the College of Education auditorium. (Kristin Kissell Photo)

Posted on Friday, February 20, 2009

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