Thursday, November 3, 2011

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By Nancy Condit

The University of Central Oklahoma opens its fall Kaliedoscope Dance Company concerts tonight, November 3 at 7:30 at Mitchell Hall on the UCO campus.  They will also run Friday and Saturday night at 7:30. 

Guest artists are well known fiddler and UCO Ambassador in Residence Kyle Dillingham, playing a solo, and David Forbat, collaborator to composer Francis Poulenc, accompanying some of the dancers in the lovely classical "Sincerely Beatrice," choreographed by Robyn Pasternack.

Guest choreographers are musical theater choreographer and dancer Chip Abbott, who is based in New York City, Andrew Palermo, who is co-artistic director of company, conducts master classes, and works with special needs groups, including those who are autistic, and Leah Roman, a dancer from Phoenix, Arizona, who uses her passiion for dance to inspire others.

These concerts are held in conjunctiion with the 2nd High School Dance Festival, held with the concerts.
Participating in the festival of classes and some in a performance are Capital Hill High School. Norman North High School, Putnam City North High School, U.S. Grant High School, Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School, John Marshall High School, Tulsa Central Fine and Performing Arts High School, Millwood School, Classen School of Advanced Studies, and Harding Fine Arts Academy.

Tickets are $14 and down, and are available by calling the UCO Mitchell Hall Theatre Box Office at 974-3375.

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