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SFA Repertory Dance Company to perform in concert

November 14, 2011 - SFA Public Affairs
The Stephen F. Austin State University Repertory Dance Company will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17 and 18, and again at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, in the Lucille Norton HPE Complex, Room 201. The concert will feature works by dance program faculty, guest artists and senior choreographers.

Professor Stan Bobo contributes "After Midnight Before Dawn," a tap piece about zombies. Adjunct faculty member Heather Samuelson is premiering No Strings Attached and has restaged "Broken Darkness," a piece she created last spring for the SFA dance program.

Guest artists Birgitt Bodingbauer and Simone Grindel restaged "A Shot in the Dark," a highly acclaimed piece that won the 2009 SideBySide international online dance festival. Bodingbauer and Grindel are award-winning choreographers from Berlin. During their week at SFA, Bodingbauer and Grindel shared their knowledge of contemporary dance with SFA students.

Guest artist Sarah-Imhoff Jones has restaged "Sieve," a piece originally choreographed in 1996. Jones holds her M.F.A. in Dance from Sam Houston State University and has more than 10 years of experience in Somatic Therapy. She is also a faculty member at the White Mountain Summer Dance Festival at Sarah Lawrence College.

The concert will also feature choreographic works by senior dance majors Gina Butler, Katie Husfelt, Mirannda Lindberg, Casey Seifert and Brittany Wright.

Following the concert, the Company, directed by Elizabeth Rhodes, will continue rehearsing select works to represent SFA at the American College Dance Festival hosted this year by Texas A&M International University in Laredo.

Tickets, which will be sold at the door, are $10 for general admission, $8 for SFA faculty, staff and senior citizens and $5 for students. For further information, call (936) 468-1543 or e-mail dance@sfasu.edu.