FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Director of Public Programming
Department of Fine and Performing Arts
Loyola University Chicago Department of Fine and Performing Arts Debuts New Dance Concert
Dance Program Presents: Past, Present, and Future
CHICAGO, December 19, 2013 – Loyola University Chicago’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts presents its first annual mainstage dance concert, Past, Present, and Future in the Kathleen Mullady Memorial Theatre. Classical and contemporary styles come together in this production representing the culmination of a seven-year journey for the Dance Program under the direction of Sandra Kaufmann.
“Over the past seven years our program has grown from very humble beginnings into a poised and powerful artistic and cultural voice,” said Kaufmann. “It is a great pleasure to present quality choreography of the past, present, and future of dance and to showcase the talent and hard work of our dancers, faculty, and guest artists.”
The performance presents the most promising dance students bringing to life the “pas de Six” from the romantic ballet, La Vivandiere, and Doris Humphrey’s 1928 art deco masterpiece Grieg Concerto, as well as new works from Loyola dance faculty and rising choreographer Benjamin Wardell.
The Loyola Dance Program is distinguished by its commitment to rigorous teaching of classical dance techniques. Training in ballet and classical modern dance techniques, as well as performing demanding repertory, allows students to develop their physical and artistic skills at a conservatory level while engaging in the benefits of a Jesuit liberal arts education. The dance faculty consists of award-winning professionals with years of experience as performers, educators, and choreographers who energetically share their vast knowledge and ability with Loyola students from the beginner to the veteran dancer inspiring excellence, dedication, and enthusiasm for the art of dance.
Past, Present, and Future opens Thursday, February 13, at 7:30 p.m., and runs through Sunday, February 16. Thursday through Saturday evening performances begin at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees begin at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10–$20. Use the promotional code “Advance” during advanced ticket purchasing to receive a $2 discount.
The Kathleen Mullady Memorial Theatre is located in Centennial Forum at 1125 West Loyola Avenue in Rogers Park on Loyola’s Lake Shore Campus. Tickets can be purchased online at LUC.tix.com. Contact the box office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 773.508.8400 or visit blogs.luc.edu/ArtsAlive for more information.
About the Department of Fine and Performing Arts
Loyola’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts aligns the creative energies of dance, music, theatre, and visual arts to provide quality arts education to students. This interdisciplinary collaboration, and the renovation of two arts facilities on the Lake Shore Campus, has inspired a renaissance of the arts on campus. This year’s public programming includes more than 70 innovative events engaging several art forms. For information and events, visit blogs.luc.edu/ArtsAlive.
About Loyola University Chicago
Founded in 1870, Loyola University Chicago is one of the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic universities, with nearly 16,000 students. More than 10,000 undergraduates hailing from all 50 states and 82 countries call Loyola home. The University has four campuses: three in the greater Chicago area and one in Rome, Italy, as well as course locations in Beijing, China; Saigon-Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Vernon Hills, Illinois (Cuneo Mansion and Gardens); and a Retreat and Ecology Campus in Woodstock, Illinois. The University features 10 schools and colleges, including the Quinlan School of Business, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Stritch School of Medicine, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Communication, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, School of Education, School of Law, School of Social Work, and GraduateSchool. Consistently ranked a top national university by U.S.News & World Report, Loyola is also among a select group of universities recognized for community service and engagement by prestigious national organizations like the Carnegie Foundation and the Corporation for National and Community Service. To learn more about Loyola, visit LUC.edu, “like” us at Facebook.com/LoyolaChicago, or follow us on Twitter via @LoyolaChicago or @LoyolaNewsroom.
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