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Director of Public Programming
Department of Fine and Performing Arts
Loyola University Chicago Starts New Year with
Classical (R)evolution: Annual Dance Concert
The Annual Performance Explores the Role of Classical Art in Contemporary Society
CHICAGO, February 12, 2016 – Loyola University Chicago’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts (DFPA) presents Classical (R)evolution: Annual Dance Concert, opening tonight in the Kathleen Mullady Theatre at the University’s Lake Shore Campus.
The annual performance showcases dance students breathing life into the work of fellow students, as well as several choreographers. This year, students will perform six works that reflect on mankind’s cultural evolution. From a Russian protest piece to a world premiere arranged to the music of Lou Reed, the concert combines artistic diversity with a rich dance experience for everyone.
Sandra Kaufmann, Loyola’s Director of Dance, has been working with guest and faculty choreographers to put together the concert. She explains that the program explores the role of classical art in contemporary society, demonstrating how powerful images from the past can evoke new work.
Classical (R)evolution runs through Sunday, February 14. Friday and Saturday evening performances begin at 7:30 p.m., and the Sunday matinee begins at 2 p.m. Ticketing discounts for students, alumni, faculty, staff, and senior citizens are only available for tickets purchased in advance. Any tickets purchased the night of the performance will be general admission pricing ($10-20). Preview tickets cost $6 for students and $8 for general admission.
The Kathleen Mullady Theatre is located in the Centennial Forum Student Union at 1125 W. Loyola Ave. Contact the box office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 773.508.8400 with questions or concerns, 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 100 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 16,500 students. More than 11,000 undergraduates 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 11 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, Graduate School, and Arrupe College of Loyola University Chicago. Ranked a top 100 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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