University of Pittsburgh
March 18, 2007

Pitt Dance Ensemble to Present "Unhinged" March 29-31

Guest choreographer Meredith Koloski's "Too Many People" to premiere March 29
Contact:  412-624-4147

PITTSBURGH-The University of Pittsburgh Dance Ensemble will present its spring performance, titled "Unhinged," featuring the premiere of guest choreographer Meredith Koloski's "Too Many People" and student choreography in jazz, hip hop, ballet, and modern styles of dance. Performances will be presented at 8:15 p.m. March 29-31 in the Trees Hall Dance Studio, Allequippa and Darragh streets, Oakland.

Koloski's "Too Many People" was choreographed while in residence with the Dance Ensemble in February and March 2007. It combines modern dance with hip hop styles and was inspired by a study done on human gesture. Since her arrival in Pittsburgh, Koloski has performed with Attack Theater and is a codirector/choreographer of Flux, an umbrella company of choreographers across the United States who explore collaboration and the creative process.

Pitt student choreographers include Stephanie Brenner, Alisha Ebling, Kristin Haughney, Sarah Kabatt, Mara Mandradjieff, Dyana Murrell, Christa Robinson, Erik Roth, Michele Sabol, and Kathryn Yarnot.

The Pitt Dance Ensemble is a student dance group that performs theatrical dance and provides classes, workshops, and master classes for University students. The students choreograph, perform, and work behind the scenes to produce this and other concerts throughout the year.

Tickets are $6 for general admission and $3 for students with student ID. Tickets also may be purchased at the door. For more information, contact Susan Gillis-Kruman at 412-648-8262 or gillis@pitt.edu.

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