Sarasota, FL — October 18, 2010 -- The Florida State University School of Dance will present a free public performance at 8:00 p.m. on Friday night, October 29 in the Historic Asolo Theater at the Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota. The concert features works by the School’s renowned resident faculty, alumni and special guest artists and is danced by the highly skilled performers of this top-ranked university dance program. Works range from subtle contemporary ballet to quirky contemporary, from vaudeville to the avant-garde.
Dance Magazine said of FSU faculty member Gerri Houlihan, “Gerri Houlihan is renowned for her fluid fusion of modern and ballet techniques that serves today’s contemporary dancer.” The New York Times called special guest and University of South Florida faculty member Michael Foley’s work, “Hypnotic.” The Village Voice said of New York based guest choreographer Monica Bill Barnes, “Barnes is one of the wittiest young choreographers around. She can stir your heart as well as make you laugh.”
The Florida State University School of Dance, part of the College of Visual Arts, Theatre and Dance, offers four professional dance degree programs. FSU dance has been a pioneer and leader among college dance programs for over 40 years, known for its renowned faculty, the caliber of its students and as a center for the creation, reconstruction and production of outstanding dance repertory. The Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography is an internationally recognized choreographic research center in the School, hosting over 50 artists over the past five years.
The FSU Dance performance is presented free of charge, but reservations are recommended and can be secured by contacting the Historic Asolo Theater Box Office in the Visitors Pavilion of the Ringing Museum of Art: 941.360.7399.