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Fresh Dance 2007

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NEW PALTZ -- From hip-hop to modern to performance art
and aerial acrobatics

FRESH DANCE has it all!

Fresh Dance
December 6, 7, 8, at 8:00 p.m.
December 9 at 2:00 p.m.

McKenna Theatre
$16 general reserved, $14 reserved senior/staff/student

Box Office - (845) 257-3880
Call Monday - Friday, 11:30 - 4:30 p.m. to reserve your ticket. Tickets are also available on line

With a focus on choreography and performance across a diverse spectrum of dance, Fresh Dance features a 2-hour production of original solo and ensemble works with an array of musical accompaniment including Dog on Fleas.

Participating choreographers are Peter Pucci renowned dance and theatre choreographer and founder of Peter Pucci Plus Dancers; Madeline Bartolotti, owner and director of Madeline's Dance Center and Southern Ulster Center for the Arts; and Yoav Kaddar, assistant professor of dance at SUNY New Paltz. Kaddar will be performing his own work as part of Fresh Dance, and SUNY New Paltz students will perform Pucci's comic work Heir of Civility.

Other events include:

Fresh Dance for Young Audiences with special guest Dog On Fleas (a shortened version of the program and performed for children 2-10 years old)
Saturday, December 8 at 3 p.m.
McKenna Theatre
$8 general admission

Choreograph Your Own Short Dance Workshop - to live music by Dog on Fleas Saturday, December 8 - immediately following Fresh Dance for Young Audiences
McKenna Theatre
Free and open to all
All levels of experience welcome

Fresh Dance Talk BackSaturday,December 8
McKenna Theatre
Free and open to all.
Following the 8 p.m. performance, choreographers and designers talk with audience members about the process of putting Fresh Dance on the stage. All aspects of production are open to discussion.