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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

BREAKING BOUNDS: Student-Choreographed Dance Concert @ SUU (CC: Nov 30 - Dec 3)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 11/14/11Michael French
Marketing & Public Relations Coordinator
College of Performing and Visual Arts
Southern Utah University
Office: 435-865-8667

Photo credit: Choreographer/performer Heidi Powell in "Breaking Bounds." Photo: Karl Hugh

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:             November 30-December 3, 2011

TIME:               7:30pm

WHERE:           Auditorium 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

NOVEMBER 30 & DECEMBER 1-3, 2011

Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah: It is a fusion of inspiration, movement and music. It is SUU’s Department of Theatre Arts and Dance’s vibrant Breaking Bounds: Student-Choreographed Dance Concert. This dynamic dance concert runs November 30th through December 3rd at SUU’s Auditorium Theatre, and all performances begin at7:30pm. 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.

Mentored by SUU’s dance faculty, the concert spotlights the creativity of student choreographers who redefine themselves through their ability to put their vision onstage as performed by their fellow students. The choreographers have evolved from the classroom to the rehearsal studio and finally to creating art onstage. These student choreographers have been mentored by SUU’s gifted dance faculty: Kay Andersen, Chair, Theatre Arts and Dance Department; Paul C. Ocampo, Associate Professor of Dance; Chien-Ying Wang, Assistant Professor of Dance; and Shannon Vance, Assistant Professor of Dance.

Breaking Bounds features new works by Payden Adams, Karyn Allen, Camille Anthian, Rebecca Boizelle, Tiana Chambers, Ryanne Cochran, Heidi Powell, Cierra Reed, Katelin Ruzzamenti, Ariel SmithAlex Wall and Eric Waits. 

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 Emilie Anderson-Moulton, Jennifer Christensen, Kyle Cook, McKenzie Denison, Keilani Gleave, Miriam Gonzalez, Ruby Graves, Elizabeth Haight, Will Howard, Brian James, Amanda McMall, Molly Niederhauser, Rebecca Weber, and Emily Woods. The costume designers are Kristal Armistead, Natalia Castilla, Alissa Jonesand Wendy A. Sanders, Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts. These design students are mentored by Sanders, as well as Jarrod Bray, Assistant Professor of Scenic & Lighting Design, 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. For more information, please visit www.suu.edu/arts or call the Arts Hotline at (435) 865-8800.

SUU’s Theatre Arts and Dance Series continues with Almost, Maine; Little Women the Broadway Musical, and Journeys: Faculty Dance Concert

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 Shakespeare Festival, 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 

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