Over 60 current master students and alumni, along with eight faculty members in New York University’s Dance Education Program in the Steinhardt School’s Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions, will perform in this year’s 2006 Distinguished Faculty Dance Concert.

The concert will take place at NYU’s Frederick Loewe Theatre, 35 West 4th Street on April 7th at 8 p.m.; April 8th at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; and on April 9th at 2 p.m. General admission is $10; $5 for NYU students and seniors. To reserve tickets, call 212.998.5400.

This year’s performances will feature a diverse range of themes including West African, hip hop, modern, and a piece blending vocalization with dance choreography. Deborah Damast will present a new piece, “Love Thy Neighbor,” with music selections by German musician, Max Raabe and his Palast Orchester. In Diane Duggan’s “Testimony,” Bronx middle school and high school students will perform on the professional stage for the first time.

There will be a free dance performance geared towards middle school and high school-age children on April 7 at 10:15 a.m. Those interested in attending may contact deborah.damast@nyu.edu.

The Steinhardt School’s Dance Education Program is the oldest program and one of the most prestigious in the country, founded in 1932 by legendary dance educator Martha Hill.

Members of the media interested in attending should contact Jennifer Zwiebel, 212.998.6797 or jennifer.zwiebel@nyu.edu.

Founded in 1890 as the School of Pedagogy, NYU Steinhardt was the first school of its kind in the United States. Today, NYU Steinhardt advances knowledge, creativity, and innovation at the crucial crossroads of human learning, culture, development, and well-being. Through rigorous research and education, the school’s faculty and students evaluate and redefine processes, practices, and policies in their respective fields and lead in an ever-changing world. For more information, go to steinhardt.nyu.edu.

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