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"Spring Migration" dance concert kicks off Friday, April 25
Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, the Dance Division's annual spring concert is scheduled to take place at 8:30 p.m. April 25-26 and May 2-3 in the Roble Dance Studio.
Tickets for "Stanford, Dancing: Spring Migration 2003" are $10, or $7 for students and seniors, and will be available at the door.
The Dance Division's artist-in-residence this academic year is Robert Moses, who has staged one of his pieces, A Biography of James Baldwin, for seven advanced student dancers. The choreography is set to a recording of a 1961 seminar discussion that features James Baldwin and other African American literati, including Lorraine Hansberry and Langston Hughes.
"Robert Moses creates dances that speak to our times," said Tony Kramer, a senior dance lecturer and artistic director, with lecturer Diane Frank, of "Spring Migration." "His work is a powerful combination of athletic technique, rhythmic complexity, a fusion of different dance styles and gestural detail."
Moses, who has been a lecturer in the Dance Division since 1995, also teaches ongoing technique classes at the San Francisco Dance Center. Prior to establishing his dance company, Robert Moses' Kin, he performed for the Twyla Tharp Dance Company, ODC/San Francisco, Long Beach Ballet and Gloria Newman Dance Theater, among other dance troupes.
In addition, a new piece choreographed by Stanford graduate Brittany Brown and titled Sargasso will premiere at the concert. Brown was the recipient of this year's Mary Edith Clifford Alumni Choreography Commission award, which is presented annually to a Stanford graduate to create a new work for the dance concert.
The concert also will feature several works by student choreographers. For more information, contact Kramer at 725-0740 or firstname.lastname@example.org .