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   from the issue of March 29, 2007

Evenings of Dance open March 29

The UNL Dance Program will be presenting the annual faculty and guest artist dance concert, "Evenings of Dance," March 29 to April 1 in the Lied Center for Performing Arts' Johnny Carson Theater.

DANCE IN MOTION - Student dancers practice an
DANCE IN MOTION - Student dancers practice an "Evenings of Dance" performance. The annual faculty and guest artist dance concert will feature performances directed by associate professor Susan Levine, guest artist Daniel Kubert, and dance students Bethany Luebbe and Jenna Pearson. Fred Schneider/Courtesy Photo.

The concert will exclusively feature modern dance, with new works by Susan Levine, assistant professor in the School of Music and head of the dance area; Daniel Kubert, guest artist; and senior dance majors Bethany Luebbe and Jenna Pearson.

Kubert is spending a year in residence in Lincoln and serving as guest artist in dance. He has a background in concert dance, basing his career in New York City, performing internationally with modern dance companies.

Kubert is presenting two new works at UNL, "White Goddess Storytelling" and "1+1=2. 1+1/Both." Each dance has a cast of six dancers, with Kubert performing in "1+1=2. 1+1/Both."

Levine is choreographing a new work, "Prom," with seven student dancers. Levine and seven senior dance students will also present a restaged excerpt of Daniel McKayles' "Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder." Levine and the "Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder" dancers worked with the University of Nebraska at Omaha dance company to learn the excerpt of the 1959 production. They also added some choreographic elements for the Evenings of Dance concert.

In addition to the professionally choreographed performances, Luebbe and Pearson will offer student productions presented at the American College Dance Festival Association's regional conference, March 7-10 in Wichita, Kan. Luebbe's dance, "For That Matter," is a septet. Pearson's work, "Shackled" is a quartet incorporating text along with dance.

Evenings of Dance will be presented at 7:30 p.m. March 29-31, and at 1:30 p.m. April 1. Tickets, available at the door, are $12 general admission, $10 for faculty/staff and $7 for students/seniors.



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