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Dance Ensemble sets spring concerts for March 6-7
Contact: C.M. Powell 381-3639
Posted: 02/16/1998
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The UT Pan American Dance Ensemble will present its Spring Dance Concert Friday, March 6, at 8 p.m. and Saturday, March 7, at 2 p.m. in the Fine Arts Auditorium.

This year's concert will feature five dance works, including three premieres. The concert will open with "Twilight's Kiss," an impressionistic look at the feelings of the passing of time. Next on the program is the concert's first premiere, "Too Old," a wry look at what too old is and is not. The first half of the concert will close with "Concerto," an elegant abstract work first performed in 1995, to a score by Handel.

The second half of the program will begin with another premiere, "Still Waters," a women's quartet performed to a score by Loreena McKinnitt. Closing the concert is the third premiere, "Screaming Darkness," danced to music by the Cranberries.

Admission for the concert will be $5 in advance and $7 at the door. Tickets are available from the chambers of commerce in Edinburg, Mission and Pharr, and at Melhart Music Center in McAllen. Tickets will be on sale one hour before each performance.

Founded in 1984, the UT Pan American Dance Ensemble is the Valley's only modern dance company. Its artistic director is Laura Grabowski, lecturer in the Department of Health and Kinesiology. The Spring Dance Concert is sponsored in part by Levi-Strauss Inc. and Medflex: The Exercise Institute. For more information, call Grabowski at 381-2315.