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FSU Fall Dance Concert to Feature Guest Artists and Student Works

The Frostburg State University Dance Company, under the artistic direction of Dr. Barry Fischer, will celebrate the inauguration of FSU’s new dance major with the FSU Fall Dance 2001 Concert in the Performing Arts Center’s Drama Theater. Performances are scheduled at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 1, Friday, Nov. 2 and Saturday, Nov. 3. An additional matinee performance is set for Saturday at 1 p.m. All performances will take place during FSU’s Homecoming celebration of "A November to Remember."

Featured works include a variety of modern and jazz dance pieces choreographed by FSU students majoring in dance, members of the FSU Dance Company and FSU Dance Club, professionals from the Martha Graham School of Dance and Dr. Fischer. Guest artists Martin Lofsnes and Elizabeth Auclair from the Martha Graham Dance Company will perform a duet by Graham dancer/choreographer Erica Dankmeyer. Lofsnes will also perform a solo work. Five solo works and one group piece choreographed by the six dance majors will be highlighted, and the Company will perform a group work choreographed by the Dance Company and Club.

The concert includes a diverse array of music including works by John Cage, Antonio Vivaldi, Dead Can Dance, Santana, Peter Gabriel, David Sanders and Mr. President.

Fischer has selected two works as a commentary on the current world situation, and, he says, "going forward." He has dedicated "Steps in the Street," which was performed in last spring’s FSU Dance Company Concert, to the cause of anti-terrorism and world peace. Fischer used this somber 1936 work originally choreographed by Martha Graham as the basis for his New York University doctoral dissertation. Auclair will dance the title role. To conclude the concert on an upbeat note, he created "Put Me Up," a modern jazz piece he describes as "uplifting and highly spirited."

Beginning Monday, Oct. 29, information, reservations and ticket sales are available at (301) 687-7462 or (301) 687-4145 between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., Monday through Friday.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. You may request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, (301) 687-4102, TDD (301) 687-7955.

For further information on this release, contact:

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