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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SEPTEMBER 28, 2012

Kennedy Theatre Presents Fall Footholds Dance Concert Student Choreographers Début Powerful Contemporary Dance in “Fragments in Time”

The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Department of Theatre and Dance is proud to present “Fragments in Time,” showcasing new choreography by its graduate and undergraduate dance students. This multidimensional concert, the Fall 2012 installment in the department’s “Footholds” series, brings together dance students, choreographers, technicians, and designers to create an intriguing concert of contemporary dance. The program will be performed at the Earle Ernst Lab Theatre on October 10, 11, 12, and 13 at 8 p.m., and October 14 at 2 p.m. A post-show discussion will follow the performance on Friday, October 12.

The evening will center around the thesis work of Master of Fine Arts candidates Angela Haugejorden, Meghen L. McKinley, and Elyse M. Stevens. Haugejorden’s “Movement Dimensions” explores the perception of shadows, employing video projection, lighting design, and choreography – as well as interactive software that will capture and reform the movement

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occurring on-stage. McKinley’s “Quickly Standing Still” addresses internal and external moments of chaos; athletic movement is accompanied by video projections of the dancers and urban city streets that sweep the audience into the pandemonium of life. Stevens’ “Sea Art Move” is a meditation on stunning sea glass sculptures created by artist Jonathan Fuller, brought to life through the dancers’ full-bodied movement exploration.

Other pieces to be presented include Tonia Boies’ senior project work “Ticklish,” inspired by the moment a dancer submerges herself into new movement; Sami L.A. Akuna’s piece “Add Continuum,” which explores “true essence buried deep within”; and “The Demon’s Pound,” Kele Roberts’ play on notions of ghouls and flesh. In addition to the on-stage performances, the concert will include experimental video installation work created by graduate students Ruby MacDougall, Angela Haugejorden, and Meghen L. McKinley.

Tickets for “Fall Footholds: Fragments in Time” are available online at etickethawaii.com, by phone at 808.944.2697, at participating outlets, and at the Kennedy Theatre box office. The box office is open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday, with extended hours on performance dates. Prices are $16 general admission; $15 seniors / military / UH faculty and staff; $13 UHAA members and non-UHM students; and $5 UHM students with validated Fall 2012 UHM photo ID. All service fees are included in ticket price. For more information, please visit hawaii.edu/kennedy or call the theatre at (808) 956-7655. For disability access, please call the theatre.

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EVENT:

“Fall Footholds: Fragments in Time” (The Fall 2012 concert in UHM’s “Footholds” series) UHM Department of Theatre and Dance Oct. 10, 11, 12*, and 13 at 8 p.m. Oct. 14 at 2 p.m. * Free post-show discussion on Oct. 12 UHM’s Kennedy Theatre - Earle Ernst Lab Theatre 1770 East-West Road, Honolulu $16 general admission $15 seniors / military / UH Faculty and staff $13 UHAA members and non-UHM students $5 UHM students with validated Fall 2012 UHM photo ID All service fees are included in ticket price.

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PURCHASE INFO: Tickets are available online at etickethawaii.com, by

phone at (808) 944-2697, at participating outlets, and at the Kennedy Theatre box office. The box office is open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday, with extended hours on performance dates.

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