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

Contact: Jessica L. Jacob, Publicity Director
Phone: (808) 956-2598
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email: theatre-pr@hawaii.edu

August 23, 2004

IMMEDIATE RELEASE

"FALL FOOTHOLDS I" SHOWCASE OF DANCE

The University of Hawai‘i at M~noa’s Department of Theatre and Dance presents "Fall Footholds I," an eclectic dance exhibition of UHM graduate student and dance faculty choreography all performed by UH students. This popular dance concert features diverse works that speak to our global community and the desire to communicate through movement. "Fall Footholds I" will be performed October 6, 7, 8, 9 at 8 p.m. and October 10 at 2 p.m. in the Kennedy Theatre Earle Ernst Lab Theatre. A post-show rap follows the performance on Friday, October 8.

The program begins with works by UHM graduate students in dance. Sonja Hinz will perform in her own composition entitled "Kereshmeh" which translates from Farsi to English as "charisma." Her piece is backed by a contemporary musical composition that uses both traditional Iranian and modern Western instrumentation. From graduate student Rosie Summers, there will be a piece called "Shani’s Duet" that incorporates sign language. Dancers Summers and Polly Stewart will be accompanied by live music performed by Andrew Valentine and Shintaro Yana.

A "Footholds" favorite, Izumi Sato, will command the stage with another traditional Bharatanatyam dance from India. This year she will perform "Bho Shambo," a Hindu prayer for the Lord of the Dance. Nicole Pouliot, a culmination of whose M.F.A. work will be showcased in "Spring Footholds: Moving Images" in the spring of 2005, will premiere new solo choreography titled "Cosmo Quiz #67." Michael Pili Pang and UHM dance alumna, Noelani Goldstein, will perform Pang’s choreography to "Lightening in the Sky."

The second part of the program will feature the UH Dance Ensemble, a group that performs in the community to diverse audiences throughout the season. "Fall Footholds I" will include pieces from this season’s repertory including hula, Bharatanatyam, and works choreographed for the ensemble by Marissa Glorioso, Gregg Lizenbery and Betsy Fisher.

Tickets for “Fall Footholds I” go on sale Monday, October 4th. Prices are $10 regular, $8 seniors, military, UH faculty/staff, non-UHM students, $3 UHM students with validated Fall 04 UHM photo ID. Tickets may be charged-by-phone at 956-7655 (voice/text) or purchased in person at the Kennedy Theatre Box Office Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A $2.00 service charge will be applied to all charge-by-phone sales. For more information or disability access, call the Kennedy Theatre Box Office at 956-7655 (voice/text).

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WHAT: "Fall Footholds I

PRESENTED BY: UHM Department of Theatre & Dance

WHEN: October 6, 7, 8*, 9 at 8pm and October 10 at 2pm

 *Post-Show Rap

WHERE: UHM’s Earle Ernst Lab Theatre at Kennedy Theatre

TICKET PRICES:$10 regular, $8 seniors, military, UH faculty/staff, non-UHM students, $3 UHM students

w/ valid Fall 2004 UHM ID

TICKET INFO: 956-7655 (voice/text)

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