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'Dancers in Company' come to area

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

One of the finest college based dance companies will come to the Lauridsen Performing Arts Theatre stage in Okoboji Saturday, April 25, with showtime ar 7:30 p.m.

The University of Iowa's Dancers in Company return to the Lakes Art Center for an anwaly-entertaining show. Dancers in Company is comprised of graduate and undergraduate students selected through a rigorous audition process. Their performance will be a combination of jazz, ballet and modern dance - something U of I is known for! They will also host a workshop for area dance students.

Tickets to the performance are $20, or $8 for area students. Call 712/332-7029 or see lakesart.org to order.

This season's tour will take the company not only throughout Iowa, but also to a weeklong residency in Puebla, Mexico, through a new exchange with the University of the Americas. A national Mexican TV channel will document the Dancers in Company residency, including two performances.

The 2009 repertory features: "Concerto Vivaldi," a contemporary ballet faculty members, "Woman" by Thaddeus Davisala, "Valse-Fantasie" taught to the company by New York City Ballet veteran Leslie Peck, the espionage spoof "Sax and Violence" and more.