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ODU DANCE PROGRAM CONCERTS START THURSDAY

The Old Dominion University Dance Program presents the second annual Choreographers' Showcase Concerts, featuring regional and local artists, at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30, and Saturday, Oct. 2, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3, at the Jeanne and George Roper Theatre, 340 Granby St., Norfolk.

Tickets are available at the door or in advance at the Arts and Letters Box office in ODU's Chandler Recital Hall. Prices are $10 for general admission, $8 for students and seniors, and $5 for ODU students. For more information, call 683-5305, 683-3002 or 683-4354.

The Sept. 30 program is a concert of dances by the winners of the second ODU Dance Competition for choreographers from Hampton Roads. The concert will include Elbert Watson's powerful solo, "Bridge over Troubled Waters," Second Wind Dance Company's "Circa" and international dance forms including flamenco (by Quina Erb), classical Indian dance (from Malini Srirama) and Roman/Gypsy dance (by Chelydra of Newport News). Other modern dance works are presented by Todd Rosenlieb, Nikia and Tamika Burks, Joan Gavaler and Amanda Kinzer.

The Oct. 2-3 concerts will feature dances by the winners of the second ODU Dance Competition for artists from the Mid-Atlantic region. The concert includes artists from Virginia and North Carolina. Dances include Martha Connerton's "Duet for Four," a dance for a man, a woman and two chairs, and the energetic "Shift" by the Flying Lions Dance Company. Also featured are innovative works by the Second Wind Dance Company, Todd Rosenlieb, and the Alban Elved Dance Company.

Closing out the show are works from the Prospect Dance Group and Barry Stoneking of 2BTribe. This program, which features artists from Virginia and North Carolina, offers an unprecedented exposure to innovations in dance taking place around the Mid-Atlantic region.

These programs have been funded in part by a grant from the Virginia Commission for the Arts.

This article was posted on: September 28, 2004

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