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January 30, 2008 > 'GO!' showcases CSUEB original dance

'GO!' showcases CSUEB original dance

Submitted By Diane Daniel

"GO!" showcasing the choreography of California State University, East Bay (CSUEB) dance faculty, performed by dance, music and theatre students, plus local professional companies, comes to the University Theatre.

Directors Eric Kupers and Nina Haft, both assistant professors of dance, are building the show around original works performed by a diverse cast of CSUEB students, plus pieces by Dandelion Dancetheater and Nina Haft and Company, and break-dancing choreographed by lecturer Sergio Suarez and alumna Grace Alvarez.

"'GO!' really expresses the creative and physical energy of the Cal State dance faculty. I don't think one of them has a "stop" button," says Thomas Hird, Theatre and Dance chair. "Eric Kupers' concerts often start on the sidewalk before some people have even purchased their ticket. Nina Haft has been around the world and back this year. The rest of the faculty represents a range of technique that boggles the mind.

"The only thing you can be sure of is that you can't know what to expect, other than something exciting and creative. The students are really inspired and aware of how lucky they are to be dancing the works of these talented choreographers. The East Bay community should know that we have this great dance show coming up," said Hird.

CSUEB's Dance Program embraces experimentation between the arts of dance, theatre, music and the spoken word. It is committed to dance training and performance that incorporates diverse cultures, styles, body sizes/shapes and abilities/disabilities. Students have opportunities to choreograph, perform, collaborate with other disciplines and integrate dance into their communities.

Students interested in professional dance performance, choreography, teaching, dance for all bodies and abilities, musical theatre, cultural forms and dance for social change are encouraged to join the growing CSUEB Theatre and Dance Department. Details are at http://esweb.csueastbay.edu/Polaris/default.aspx

CUSEB welcomes persons with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodation upon request. Please call 510-885-3118 at least two weeks in advance if accommodation is needed.

Tickets, at $10 general and $5 for students, faculty, staff, alumni, may be reserved by e-mailing tickets@csueastbay.edu or calling 510-885-3261.

Campus parking is free from 5 p.m. Friday to 8 a.m. Monday.

Friday and Saturday, Feb. 1-2
8 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 3
2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
CUSEB University Theatre
25800 Carlos Bee Blvd., Hayward
(510) 885-3261

Tickets: $10 general $5 for students, faculty, staff, alumni
Reservations: tickets@csueastbay.edu or (510) 885-3261.

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