Jan. 21, 2009
Dance review pays tribute to rhythmic tradition of American tap
Northwest's Encore performing arts series continues at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, in the Performing Arts Center with "The Souls of Our Feet," an evening of American tap dancing featuring the Tapestry Dance Company.
Recognized by the National Endowment for the Arts' American Masterpieces program, this salute to the art of tap dancing resurrects rhythmic masterpieces performed in the tradition of Fred Astaire, Eleanor Powell and the Nicholas Brothers.
Complemented by film clips from classic musicals, "The Souls of Our Feet" is a joyous and uniquely American show that celebrates the tap tradition at its best.
All Encore events at Northwest begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. Orchestra seats cost $22, and balcony seats cost $20. Tickets can be purchased from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Student Services Center on the first floor of the Administration Building. To make telephone purchases, call the center at 660.562.1212 (ext 1212 on campus).
Encore season tickets and discounts for groups of ten or more are also available. For details, call the Office of Campus activities at 660.562.1226 (ext. 1226 on campus).
The 2008-'09 Encore performing arts season will come to a close this spring with a production of "Movin' Out," the acclaimed musical by Billy Joel and Twyla Tharp (7:30 p.m. Monday, April 13).
Joel, a five-time Grammy-winning pianist and singer, and Tharp, a legendary director/choreographer, have joined forces to create a spectacular musical that "Time" magazine called "so soul-stirring and exhilarating, it practically bursts out of the theatre."
Winner of two 2003 Tony Awards, "Movin' Out" brings Joel's classic rock hits to life by telling the story of five friends over two turbulent decades.
Valet parking is back this year as a service available to all Encore series patrons. By making a free-will donation to Northwest's Alternative Spring Break program, patrons can have their cars parked across the street from the Performing Arts Center and returned to the main entrance after the show.
For more information, please contact:
Mark Hornickel, Media Relations Specialist
firstname.lastname@example.org | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900
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