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Media Release

Department of Theatre and Dance
University of Hawai'i at Manoa
1770 East-West Road
Honolulu, HI 96822

Contact: Kristy Miller, Publicity Director
Phone: (808) 956-2598
Fax: (808) 956-4234
Box Office: (808) 956-7655 (v/t)

March 18, 2003


The University of Hawai‘i at Manoa’s Department of Theatre and Dance presents its annual dance student showcase “Footholds II: Young Choreographers on Stage.” This year’s performance features new choreography from some of the budding choreographers of the UHM dance program. “Footholds II” is part of the Kennedy Theatre Prime Time Season and will be performed Wednesday, April 2 through Saturday, April 5 at 8pm and on Sunday, April 6 at 2pm in Kennedy's Earle Ernst Lab Theatre.

Bachelor of Fine Arts degree candidate Traci Chun, a graduate of Mid-Pacific Institute, will present a dance piece that was inspired by the choreographer’s reflection on the positive and negative forces in people’s personal and social lives. The resulting dance displays contrasts in movement styles and dynamics. Chun was a founding member of the UH Dance Ensemble and has performed at venues throughout Oahu including the Blaisdell Center, Leeward Community College, Honolulu Academy of Arts and the Contemporary Museum.

The line up will also feature diverse offerings from student dancers and choreographers with unique backgrounds. Colleen Murphy, UHM graduate student and tap dance instructor for Outreach College will be performing a fast-paced tap number. Asian and Pacific dance forms will also be included in the concert. There will be a post show rap to ask questions of the choreographers and dancers following the performance on April 4.

“Footholds II: Young Choreographers on Stage” sets the tone for the final “Footholds” May 7-11. Jennifer Butler, MFA Candidate in Dance, will be choreographing an entire night of dance in “Footholds III: Fly High, Fall Silently.” (Replacing “A Night at the Catwalk Club”) The first half of the program will include performances of modern dance, capoeira and comic dance. In the second half she will present her multi-media piece, “Question of Water,” as partial fulfillment of her MFA and in celebration of the United Nation’s International Year of Fresh Water.

Tickets for "Fall Footholds II: Young Choreographers on Stage" will go on sale Monday, March 31 at the Kennedy Theatre Box Office. Tickets may be purchased in person or charged-by-phone at the Kennedy Theatre Box office Monday through Friday from 10am to 3pm. Ticket prices are $9 Regular, $7 discount for students, seniors, military, and UH faculty/staff, and $3 UHM students with a validated Spring 2003 ID. For more information, call the Kennedy Theatre Box Office at 956-7655 (v/t.)

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"Footholds 2: Young Choreographers on Stage"

Wednesday April 2 8pm

Thursday April 3 8pm

Friday April 4 8pm*

Saturday April 5 8pm

Sunday April 6 2pm

*Post Show Rap

$9 Regular

7 Seniors, Military, UH Faculty, Staff, Youth and Non-UHM Students

$3 UHM Students with validated Spring 2003 photo ID

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