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Choreography by Pandi, Cyrus, Yarborough Liggins featured at WFU Fall Dance Concert

November 14, 2007

The Wake Forest University Fall Faculty/Guest Artist Dance Concert will feature choreography by Gyula Pandi, master teacher and former member of the Hungarian National Ballet, and guest artists Duane Cyrus and Tina Yarborough Liggins at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 29-Dec. 1 and 2 p.m. Dec. 2 in the MainStage Theatre of Scales Fine Arts Center. 

Presented by the Wake Forest Dance Company and the university’s theatre and dance department, the concert will also feature choreography by three Wake Forest dance faculty members: Nina Maria Lucas, Brantley Shapiro and Christina Tsoules Soriano.

The dance company will perform a variety of works, including a contemporary ballet piece by Pandi, an excerpt from the ballet “Markitenka” restaged by Shapiro, and contemporary dance pieces. 

Pandi is a former 26-year member of the faculty at the North Carolina School of the Arts (NCSA).  A number of Pandi’s students have become internationally-acclaimed teachers, and since retirement, he is a sought-after guest teacher.

Currently an assistant professor of dance at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Cyrus has danced with the Martha Graham Dance Company and the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater; in musical theatre, including the original London production of Walt Disney’s “Lion King”; and on television.  He has won numerous awards, including the Princess Grace Foundation Award for Emerging Artists.  He is also the co-author and editor of the book “Vital Grace—The Black Male Dancer.”

Yarborough Liggins is a faculty member at North Carolina A&T University and Wake Forest.  She has also been an instructor for the NCSA Intensive Program for the past five years.  She is the founder of TLine Danz, a producing and performance organization in Greensboro, and has trained in the areas of jazz, modern, liturgical and African dance.  She has choreographed musicals, such as “Cats,” “Grease,” “Beauty and the Beast,” and others.

Admission to the concert is $10 for adults and $5 for students, senior citizens and children.  Advance tickets are available through the Wake Forest Theatre Box Office at (336) 758-5295 between noon and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Tickets will also be available at the door.

For additional information, call 336-758-5393.

Press Contacts:

Pam Barrett
(336) 758-5237

Kevin Cox
(336) 758-5237

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