From: Anne at O-T-O Dance [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Friday, December 01, 2006 12:23 AM
Subject: Fw: O-T-O Dance this weekend!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
What: O-T-O Dance presents SHORT STORIES
When: Friday, December 1st, 2006 at 8PM
Saturday, December 2nd, 2006 at 2 and 8PM
The Stevie Eller Dance Theatre on the U A Campus – west of
Tickets: $10 & $12 advance price $12 & $15 at the door
Available at: Antigone Books 411 N 4th Ave. Reserve by email: email@example.com or call 624-3799.
Moving into its 22nd season as one of the Southwest’s oldest modern/aerial dance companies, O-T-O Dance brings
Wendy Miller and Danielle Jones will present the collaborative premiere, Circles, set to an original score by musicians Mark Holdaway, Jordan McGary James Gates and Scott Miller. This delicate duet slips along, entering and emerging from the sculptural essence of the sphere.
Four additional premieres, two of which are aerial dances, by Artistic Director Annie Bunker will be performed. Beckoned, set to music by R.Carlos Nakai and Amo Chip Dabney is a quartet utilizing the single point trapeze and another hybrid aerial apparatus. Trailings, a duet that was inspired by northern lights, fireflies and wild fireworks is a work that employs the art of POI spinning and aerial dance with unconventional lighting set to the music of Uakti. Skyward, is a collaborative piece by Bunker and husband Chuck Koesters. Koesters has created a stunning video of bats spiraling and flooding the early evening sky accompanied by an original score. The images of the Mexican Freetail bats were shot on location in southern
Duello, a duet with a surprise ending is based on the idea of the art of dueling and is performed to the music of Astor Piazolla.
Tom Lewis will present his Frog and Opportunity duet danced with Renee Blakeley. This work set to the music of George Frederic Handel is one of bittersweet demureness together with sad longing that concludes in a fairy tale conclusion.
A historic favorite will round out the performance. Shaman Call, created by Jeri McAndrews and performed in the opening concert by O-T-O dance in 1985 will return to the stage again. Not seen in
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