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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 17, 2011

2011 “Fall Footholds” Concert Treats Audiences to Diverse Dance Styles The University of Hawai’i at Mānoa’s Department of Theatre and Dance presents its annual “Fall Footholds,” a dance concert of student work Oct. 12, 13, 14, and 15 at 8 p.m., and Oct. 16 at 2 p.m. at the Earle Ernst Lab Theatre. There will be a post-show rap following the Friday, Oct. 14 performance. Undergraduate and graduate student performers, choreographers, technicians and designers come together to produce this eclectic dance concert that appeals to a wide variety of artistic tastes. This year’s “Fall Footholds” will feature works that range from contemporary choreography that is influenced by Pacific and Asian dance to hip hop and modern dance. David Heller kicks-off the concert with the unique and intricate styles of breaking and popping in a pre-show presentation outside the theatre. He will be joined by a group of dancers who display individual dance styles, yet all fall under the general realm of hip-hop dance. Cross-cultural dances include a duet by Sami Akuna and Rohini Acharya who intertwine Asian theatrical styles, contemporary dance, and bharatanatyam (a classical dance form from the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu). Mayu Ota presents a modern dance influenced by Japanese bon dancing; Clara Bowden-Kerby will present a fusion of Pacific Island dances; Devon Ishigawa will present Chinese martial dance; and new modern dance works are contributed by Cher Anabo, Antonia Brown, Angie Haugejordon, Meghen McKinley, and Rashida Vennie. Jordon Rull, Tyler Tuiasosopo, Jeffrey Wong and Jason Wong present “Aging Soles” a humorous piece that refers to both the literal idea of the street - MORE -

Prime Time In the Earle Ernst Lab Theatre – “Fall Footholds” – Page 2 of 2 dancer’s soles of the feet becoming worn through use and the not-so-literal idea of the maturing attitudes and feelings that the dancers develop towards dance. Tickets for “Fall Footholds” are available now at www.etickethawaii.com, at outlets, and by phone at 944-2697. Beginning Oct. 10 purchases may be made at the Kennedy Theatre Box Office Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. with extended hours on days of performance. Prices are $15 regular; $14 seniors, military, UH faculty/staff; $12 students; $5 UHM students with a validated fall 2011 UHM photo ID. Ticket prices include all service fees. For more information or disability access, call the Kennedy Theatre Box Office at 956-7655.

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“Fall Footholds”
UHM Department of Theatre and Dance

Oct. 12, 13, 14*, and 15 at 8 p.m. Oct. 16 at 2 p.m.
*Post-Show Rap: Oct. 14 UHM's Earle Ernst Lab Theatre $15 regular; $14 UH faculty/staff, seniors, military; $12 students; $5 UHM student with a validated fall 2011 student ID; all service charges included in ticket price.

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Tickets on sale Sept. 12 at www.etickethawaii.com, at outlets and by phone and at the Kennedy Theatre Box Office beginning Oct. 10. Call 956-7655 for more information or visit www.hawaii.edu/kennedy