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Dance Program presents December Concert Nov. 30 - Dec. 8

November 15, 2012

The Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance presents its annual December Departmental Dance Concert over two upcoming weekends.  The show dates and times are: Friday, Nov. 30th at 7:30pm and Sunday Dec.2nd at both 3:00pm; and Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Dec. 6-8, at 7:30pm. All performances are held in the Maggie Allesee Studio Theatre, Room 3317 on the third floor of Old Main Building, 4841 Cass Avenue in Detroit. Ticket prices are: $12 for adults; $6 for students (with ID) and seniors; and $15 at the door. Advance tickets may be purchased through the Theatre Box Office - 4743 Cass Ave at Hancock, open 2:00pm to 6:00pm Tuesday - Saturday, online at wsushows.com, or by calling 313-577-2972.


The concert is a showcase of dance works created by guest artists Wanjiru Kamuyu and Liz Schmidt, recent works by Wayne State dance faculty members Lisa Lamarre, Meg Paul, and Karen Prall, and student dances by Christopher Braz, Michelle Brock, Bill Charboneau, and Sam Horning.  The show includes the dynamic and evocative when paradise shatters at its seams then what?, a dance set on WSU dance students by 2012-13 Maggie Allesee Artist in Residence Wanjiru Kamuyu, set to an original music composition by Jua Amir. Meg Paul's dance, Fluxx, is a stylized contemporary ballet with a dash of high octane fuel, filled with dynamic leaps, turns, tosses and catches, while Michelle Brock's work entitled An Inquiry of the Concrete incorporates dynamic projection in a solo danced by senior Emily Durand. To Sangana, the African Dance Workshop company led by Karen Prall, showcases the work set on them by guest artist Papa Hanne, and first-year dance majors round out the program with the creation of dynamic improvisational dances.

Please join us to witness the strength and artistry of the Dance Department at Wayne State University.