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December 5, 2007 > 'Ice' previews annual student dance

'Ice' previews annual student dance

Submitted By Diane Daniel

"Ice," the annual holiday dance celebration of Cal State East Bay, will feature an eclectic program that will include excerpts from the projects of junior and senior dance students of the university's Theatre and Dance Department.

The show, which will take place on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 7-8 at 8 p.m., also will feature performances by the university's Clausen House Dance for All Bodies and Abilities Class as well as the World Dance Cluster and previews of the upcoming Dance Faculty Concert. Both performances will take place in the Dance Studio (room 140 of the Physical Education building) on the Hayward campus.

"'Ice' showcases the wealth of energy and talent we offer," said Nina Haft, CSUEB assistant professor of theatre and dance. "The family-friendly extravaganza will showcase dancers and choreographers of all levels, styles and talents from around the world." Haft co-produced the event with lecturer Eric Kupers.

"'Ice' always excites the audience," said Thomas Hird, chair of the university's Theatre and Dance Department. "People should come to see what these students have to offer."

Senior students choreographing pieces are: Corissa Johnson of Hayward, who is presenting "Ever-evolving;" Denise Hampel of Fremont, with "Third;" Olutola Afolayan of Oakland with "Delta Cries;" Brittany Coleman of San Jose with "Una Herida que No Sana;" Algin Sterling of San Francisco with "Mind Graffiti;" and Hannefah Hassan of Oakland with an untitled creation.

Junior Shaeedah Deal of Berkeley will present "My Rainbow;" junior Jillian Sanchez of Dublin and Deal will collaborate for "Reflections of You;" junior Kate Pinedo of Brawley will present "Jalisco-Folklorico;" and Pinedo and junior Corinne Leon of Hayward will perform with sophomore Dannia Ciolo of Hayward on "Best Enemies."

Also presenting their creations during the show will be members of the CSUEB Theatre and Dance Department, including Haft, Kupers, Sergio Suarez and Grace Alvarez.

Campus parking is free starting at 5 p.m. on Friday and continuing through the weekend.

Cal State East Bay welcomes persons with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodation upon request. Anyone needing such accommodation should call (510) 885-3118 at least two weeks in advance.

Tickets, priced at $5 for general admission and $3 for students, seniors, and youth, are available via e-mail at tickets@csueastbay.edu or by telephone at (510) 885-3261.

'Ice' previews annual student dance
Friday and Saturday, Dec. 7, 8
8 p.m.
Cal State East Bay
25800 Carlos Bee Blvd. Hayward.
(510) 885-3261

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