Tisch Dance to Celebrate the Work of Alumni Choreographers for One Night Only at NYU Skirball Center, Jan. 29

Works by Monica Bill Barnes, Elizabeth Beres and Elliott Reiland, Carolyn Dorfman, Kun-Yang Lin, John-Mark Owen, Trebien Pollard, and Stacy Spence

New York University’s Department of Dance in the Tisch School of the Arts (Tisch Dance) will present the works of its alumni choreographers in a special one-night-only concert on Friday, January 29, 2010 at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, NYU. Entitled Past/Forward 2010: A Tisch Dance Alumni Celebration, the event will feature works by Monica Bill Barnes, Elizabeth Beres and Elliott Reiland, Carolyn Dorfman, Kun-Yang Lin, John-Mark Owen Trebien Pollard, and Stacy Spence.

Past/Forward 2010, co-produced by Tisch Dance and NYU Skirball Center, is one in a series of programs that present the work of Tisch Dance alumni throughout the year. The featured alumni range from newly graduated and emerging choreographers to established choreographers who are heading their own companies and presenting work, both nationally and internationally. The concert will also showcase a range of choreographic styles, including contemporary Pointe, post modern, dance theatre, and contemporary modern.

Past/Forward 2010 will take place for one-night only on January 29, 2010. Curtain is at 8 p.m. Admission is $25. Proceeds from the concert will be used to support future presentations which can showcase the talents of Tisch Dance alumni. Performances will take place at NYU Skirball Center, located at 566 LaGuardia Place (at Washington Square South). For detailed information visit Skirball Center online at www.skirballcenter.nyu.edu, call 212.352.3101 or go to the box office at 566 LaGuardia Place, Tuesday through Saturday, 12-6 p.m.

About the Department of Dance, NYU Tisch School of the Arts
The Department of Dance, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University is a conservatory training program within the larger context of New York University. It offers an intensive curriculum for students committed to entering the profession as dancers or choreographers. It seeks exceptionally talented students who have learned through previous experience that they are physically and imaginatively capable of committing themselves to a training that reflects the standards of professional work. It provides a full range of technical training, and, for those interested in choreography, a solid base for creative work.

About The Jack H. Skirball Center for the Performing Arts at NYU

The Skirball Center is the premier venue for the presentation of cultural and performing arts events for NYU and lower Manhattan. The programs of the Skirball Center reflect NYU’s mission as an international center of scholarship, defined by excellence and innovation and shaped by an intellectually rich and diverse environment. Since 2003, the 860-seat Center has provided a unique venue for enhancing a sense of community while continuing the Greenwich Village traditions of creativity and artistic discovery with a broad range of compelling performance events at affordable ticket prices. Led by Executive Producer Jay Oliva (President Emeritus, NYU) and Director Michael Harrington, a natural and vital aspect of the Center’s mission is to build young adult audiences for the future of live performance.

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