FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 11/18/10
Public Information Coordinator
College of Performing and Visual Arts
Southern Utah University
Breaking Bounds 1: Bethany Hess, Samijo Kouglioulis, Kara M. Johnson. Photo: Kimberley Shelby.
Breaking Bounds 2: Samijo Kouglioulis. Photo: Kimberley Shelby
FOR CALENDAR EDITORS: BREAKING BOUNDS: Student-Choreographed Dance Concert
WHAT: Breaking Bounds showcases the vibrant work of student choreographers who push their limits in order to create dance that speaks to them and the viewer. It is movement that evolves within their imagination, develops in the rehearsal studio and vividly comes to life on the stage.
WHO: Southern Utah University, College of Performing and Visual Arts,
Department of Theatre Arts and Dance
WHEN: December 1-4, 2010
WHERE: Randall L. Jones Theatre, Southern Utah University, Cedar City, UT
TICKETS: (435) 586-7872, Monday-Friday, 8am-4:30pm, or www.suu.edu/arts
PRICES: Adults: $10; SUU Faculty & Staff: $8; Student & Youth: $5;
SUU Students: Free with valid I.D.
INFO: Phone: Arts Hotline: (435) 865-8800 or visit: www.suu.edu/arts
SUU’S COLLEGE OF PERFORMING AND VISUAL ARTS
PRESENTS BREAKING BOUNDS:
STUDENT-CHOREOGRAPHED DANCE CONCERT
DECEMBER 1-4, 2010
Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah: When dance students move beyond the boundaries put before them, the result is often startling, surprising and exhilarating. This genuine excitement can be found in SUU’s Department of Theatre Arts and Dance’s dynamic Breaking Bounds: Student-Choreographed Dance Concert. Running December 1st through the 4th at the Randall L. Jones Theatre, the performances begin at 7:30pm. Tickets are General Adult Admission: $10.00; SUU Faculty and staff: $8.00; Student & Youth: $5.00; and SUU students are admitted free with a valid I.D.
The concert showcases the vibrant work of student choreographers who push their limits in order to create dance that speaks to them and the viewer. It is movement that evolves within their imagination, develops in the rehearsal studio and vividly comes to life on the stage. These student choreographers have been mentored and encouraged by SUU’s dance faculty: Kay Andersen, Interim Co-Chair, Theatre Arts and Dance Department; Paul C. Ocampo, Associate Professor of Dance; Chien-Ying Wang, Assistant Professor of Dance; and Shannon Vance, Guest Lecturer.
Breaking Bounds features new works by Payden Adams, Aubrianne Bawden, Rebecca Boizelle, Adán Bojórquez Megan Brown, Jamie Crowther, Bethany Hess, Amy Huppi, Kara Johnson, Katelin Ruzzamenti, Ariel Smith, and Jenny Smith.
The roster of performers includes Payden Adams, Carlie Anderson, Camille Anthian, McKenzie Barkdull, Aubrianne Bawden, Mckenzie Black, Ashley Blake, Rebecca Boizelle, Adán Bojórquez, Megan Brown, Morgan Campbell, Jamie Crowther, Sheriann Decker, Alesha Erdmann, Sydney Gordon, Bethany Hess, Amy Huppi, Claire Hyde, Sceri Ivers, Kara Johnson, Micadyn Judkins, Jana Kim, Samijo Kougioulis, Annoeska Kuppens, Amy Lawley, Justine Layton, Ashby Miner, Brian Nelson, Heidi Powell, Tara Prince, Katelin Ruzzamenti, Ariel Smith, Jenny Smith, Amy Van Wagoner, Natalie Vinyard-Houx, Eric Waits, Alex Wall, and Vicki Webb.
In addition, the student choreographers collaborate with student lighting and costumes designers who help bring their vision to the stage. The student lighting designers for Breaking Bounds are Morgan Coutts, McKenzie Denison, Emily James, Amanda McMall, Ryan Orcutt, Holly Pierce, Cami Sheridan and Bryan Sommer. The costume designers are Nerissa Cannon, Miriam Gonzalez-Hernandez, Ruby Graves, Kim Kerr, Molly Niederhauser, Ryan Orcutt, and Kylee Warburton. These design students are mentored by Michael M. Harvey, Interim Co-Chair, Theatre Arts and Dance Department; Wendy A. Sanders, Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts; and Brian Swanson, Assistant Professor of Theatre: Technical Direction.
Come and experience dance that is thrilling, stunningly realized and, often, defies gravity. Do not miss Breaking Bounds. For tickets, call the ticket office at (435) 586-7872, Monday-Friday, 8am-4:30pm, or order online at www.suu.edu/arts
SUU’s Theatre Arts and Dance Series continues with Tennessee Williams’ classic American drama, The Glass Menagerie; Stephen Schwartz’s spirited musical, Godspell; and Journeys: Faculty-Choreographed Dance Concert.
ABOUT THE COLLEGE
The Southern Utah University College of Performing and Visual Arts is comprised of nationally accredited departments of Art and Design, Music, Theatre Arts and Dance, as well as a graduate program in Arts Administration. The College offers 16 different degree areas, including liberal arts Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees; professional Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Fine Arts in art and theatre degrees; and a Master of Fine Arts in Arts Administration degree. More than 60 full- and part-time faculty and staff are engaged in teaching and mentoring over 550 majors in the College. Over 1100 students enroll each year in over 195 arts classes on the SUU campus. The College presents 100 performances, lectures, presentations, and exhibitions each year. The College’s affiliate organizations include the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery, American Folk Ballet, Utah Shakespearean Festival, the performance group Acclamation, and the SUU Ballroom Dance Company. For more information about the College of Performing and Visual Arts, contact the Office of the Dean at (435) 865-8561, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org