For immediate release – Feb. 5, 2004

GENESEO DANCE ENSEMBLE TO PRESENT

"STRUCTURAL VISIONS"

GENESEO, N.Y. — The Geneseo Dance Ensemble will present its concert "Structural Visions" at 8 p.m. on Feb. 26, 27, and 28, and at 2 p.m. on Feb. 29, in the Alice Austin Theatre in the William A. Brodie Hall on the SUNY Geneseo campus.

Tickets are $6 for the general public and $5 for senior citizens, and can be purchased at the Brodie Box Office (245-5833). The Box Office opens Feb. 23.

Featured performances will include dance ensemble director Helen Myers’ "bopDbounce," a joyful, athletic piece inspired by jazz music. Myers will also perform a vaudevillian solo, "Inanimatango," choreographed by guest artist Marisa Beatty of New York City. Beatty is artistic director of the WAXWORKS Arts Center in Brooklyn.

In addition, Dance Professor Jonette Lancos will contribute four dances to the concert. "Of Loss" will explore individuals’ feelings of grief and sorrow in a collective manner. "Transient Karma" will meld Asian dance styles, while "Bachinanas Brasilerias" will incorporate Humphrey-Weidman modern dance technique. Lancos will perform a solo in this lyrical modern piece.

A performance of the famous mid-19th century romantic ballet "Pas De Quatre," choreographed by Anton Dolin, and restaged by Lancos, will also be on the program. In addition, the high-energy whirlwind "Rapid Motion Through Space Elates One," choreographed by guest artist Leslie Wexler, will be offered. Wexler, a well-known Buffalo choreographer, is artistic director of the Buffalo Contemporary Dance Company.

The artistic director for the "Structural Visions" concert is Helen Myers, with Jonette Lancos as associate director. Geneseo student Christine Seward is assistant director. The production staff includes Johnnie Ferrell, technical director and lighting designer; Michaeleen McDonald-Melita, costume designer; Stephen Stubblefield, lighting designer; and Maggie Power, stage manager. According to Myers, many other student dancers are involved in the production.

The Geneseo Dance Ensemble is sponsored by the Academic Affairs Committee, Student Association, the Geneseo Foundation, Orchesis Dance Organization, and the college’s School of Performing Arts.

For more information, call (585) 245-5833.

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