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UVU Dance Companies To Perform Annual Collaborative Concert

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January 14, 2013

For Immediate Release

University Marketing & Communications: Mike Rigert (801) 863-6807

Written by: Jim Rayburn (801) 863-8504

“Spectrum 2013,” Utah Valley University’s second annual collaborative dance concert showcasing the talents of all of the Department of Dance’s performing companies, will be presented in two shows Feb. 5-6 at 7:30 p.m. in the Sorensen Student Center’s Ragan Theater.

The concerts will include performances by UVU’s Contemporary Dance Ensemble, Utah Regional Ballet, Synergy Dance Company, Repertory Ballet Ensemble, UVU Ballroom Dance Tour Team and the UVU Hip-Hop Dance Company.

“You may have seen ballerinas gracefully glide across the stage, or ballroom dancers shaking it up. Perhaps you’ve witnessed modern dancers flying to the floor, or hip-hop dancers partying until the music stops, but have you ever seen them all together in one show, on one stage? Now is your chance,” said Monica Campbell, artistic director of Synergy Dance Company and a UVU assistant professor of dance.

Contemporary Dance Ensemble is a pre-professional level modern dance company and upper division course co-directed by Kim Strunk and Angie Banchero-Kelleher. The Utah Regional Ballet, directed by Jacqueline P. Colledge, is a professional ballet company in residence at UVU that has performed for audiences worldwide. Synergy Dance Company features dynamic dancers who perform innovative professional, faculty and student creations. Repertory Ballet Ensemble, directed by Annie Breneman and Mark Borchelt, promotes appreciation and access to ballet for UVU students and the public through professionally produced classical and contemporary performances and educational initiatives. The Ballroom Tour Team has received numerous awards, honors and accolades, and performs nationally and abroad. The UVU Hip-Hop Company, directed by Ashley Kimsey, is in its inaugural year.

“Each evening’s show will conclude with a grand finale featuring dancers from each company dancing together,” Campbell said.

For tickets, visit the UVU School of the Arts box office in the Noorda Theatre, Campus Connection in the Sorensen Student Center or order by phone at 801-863-PLAY. Tickets will also be available at the door.

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About UVU

Utah Valley University is located in Orem, Utah and is home to more than 30,000 students. UVU began as a vocational school during World War II, and in the seven decades since has evolved into a technical school, community school, state college and, finally a comprehensive regional teaching university. UVU is one of Utah’s largest institutions of higher learning and offers programs ranging from career training to high-demand master degrees, with emphasis on undergraduate education.

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