On March 10, the Ware Center/Millersville University Lancaster showcases "Downtown Dances: Steps in Time." The showcase is a collection of performances by dozens of dancers from nine local dance studios in eleven new pieces by local and regional modern, contemporary and jazz choreographers.
"Steps in Time" is conceived and produced by Jennifer A. Berlet, Kim Jureckson, and Priscilla Kaufhold. Speaking for the group, Berlet said "we continue to be stunned by the level of talent in Lancaster. This is a great opportunity to show off the best we have in a unique, striking evening of dance on a world class stage." It will be held at 4 p.m. at the Ware Center, 42 North Prince Street, Lancaster, PA.
Extremely popular when "Downtown Dances: An Evening with Gershwin" was presented for the first time last year, this early evening of all-new performances should again prove popular. Get your tickets early. A family-friendly reception will follow the performance.
The program covers a wide range of dance styles and music. Included are:
· NETCO DANCE
o Choreography: Jennifer Cowan-Berlet
o "Midnight in Paris"
o Choreography: Kristin Pontz
LANCASTER SCHOOL OF BALLET
o "The Root of the Problem"
o Choreography: Travis Love
RAVEN DANCE ENSEMBLE
o "I, II, III, IV"
o Choreography: Melissa Goodling
o "Shall We Dance"
o Choreography: Rebecca Gentry
KINETICS DANCE THEATRE
o "Out of Time"
o Choreography: Priscilla Kaufhold
o "Uncertain Pathways"
o Choreography: Stacey Tytler Raab
GRANT ST. DANCE
o "Coppa Daze"
o Choreography: Kim Jureckson and dancers
o "Light Spaces"
o Choreography: Cynthia Nehr
LITITZ ACADEMY OF DANCE
o "The Rhythm Tour"
o Choreography: Christine Chever Healy
o "resounding impet(US)"
o Choreography: Mikaela Soto
TICKET INFO: "Steps in Time" is open to the public. General Admission tickets are: $15; Students: $5. Tickets may be purchased by calling 717-872-3811 or 717-871-2308. Online, at www.millersville.edu/MUART. In person at The Ware Center (42 N. Prince St., Lancaster) or the Student Memorial Center Ticket Office (Room 103, 21 S. George St., Millersville Ticket Offices are open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Or, one hour prior to each performance. Discounted parking passes at the Prince Street Garage and the Hager Parking Lot are available upon check-in at the front desk at the Ware Center.
"Downtown Dances" is sponsored by The Ware Center/Millersville University Lancaster, Rodgers & Associates, Ann B. Barshinger, Aussie & the Fox, Peggy Neff and Mary S. Burton & Laurent Horne.
For more information, please contact Harvey Owen at Harvey.Owen@millersville.edu, or 717.940.1181.