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Students to perform with professionals at premiere concert for dance company tour

April 9, 2008

Wake Forest University student dancers will perform with professional dancers at a concert featuring the choreography of Christina Tsoules Soriano, an assistant professor of dance at Wake Forest, at 7:30 p.m. April 30 in MainStage Theatre in Scales Fine Arts Center.  The concert is free and open to the public.

The concert will launch the tour of Soriano’s CTS Dance Company, which will perform in June at Trinity College in Hartford, Conn., and Providence College.

“I’m delighted to offer undergraduates the opportunity to tour and perform with professional dancers,” Soriano said.  “This is an entrepreneurial arts venture in which students can receive a more comprehensive educational picture.  They will have experiences on tour that cannot be recreated in the studio.”

Titled “Petitions,” the concert will feature solos and group dances performed by Amy Love Beasley, Jennifer McNure, Ashlee Ramsey and Katherine Keifer Stark, all professional dancers from North Carolina; Wake Forest students Sarah Klyap, Katherine Miller, Jennifer Reppucci and Brooke Vogel; and Soriano.

The performance will showcase Soriano’s work, including a 20-minute piece titled “Every Text Has an Intertext.”  Featured at this year’s North Carolina Dance Festival, presented in Greensboro, Boone, Raleigh, Charlotte, Wilmington and Asheville, the choreography was inspired by the poems of composer John Cage and blends echoes of Cage reading his poetry with music by Arvo Pärt.

The concert will also include “Postponing Descent,” a group dance performed at Wake Forest’s Fall Faculty and Guest Artist concert and the 2008 American College Dance Festival featuring eight dancers embodying images of angels, airplanes and clouds. 

The tour is funded with support from a grant by Wake Forest’s Office of Entrepreneurship and Liberal Arts and with additional support from the theatre and dance department. 

For more information, contact (336) 758-5295.

Editor's Note: Advance interviews and television segments can be arranged with dancers. To arrange coverage, contact Pam Barrett at (336) 758-5237.

Press Contacts:

Pam Barrett
(336) 758-5237

Kevin Cox
(336) 758-5237

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