Sunday, March 22, 2009

The University Co-op Presents the Cohen New Works Festival: Poof!! In Movement


Sponsored by The University Co-op Presents the Cohen New Works Festival, Poof!! In Movement offers a distinctive new look at dance.

Poof!! In Movement is a colorful performance piece using a combination of dancers and inanimate soft sculptural objects. With the help of three dancers and fanciful choreography, fabric sculpture pieces will come to life.

Choreographer Janna Rock is a BFA dance student in her 3rd year of study at the University of Texas. Ms. Rock’s choreography has been seen in shows by Cambiare Productions, Dance Action, STEEL Dance Company, and L’art Dance Project dance studio. Her performance credits include Andee Scott’s Portrait in the 2007 New Works Festival, Cambiare Production’s {Transformations}, UT’s Dance Repertory Theatre 2008 Fall Showing, Dance Action’s SEED showings, and several formal and informal festivals and events with STEEL Dance Company.

Poof!! In Movement stars three remarkable dancers: MirĂ³ Cassetta, Emily Mitchell, and Emily Bolt. Ms. Cassetta is a French and Italian major at the University of Texas and danced throughout high school in the Emma Willard Dance Company. Ms. Mitchell received her BFA from the University of North Carolina with a concentration in drawing and moved to Austin after graduation. Ms. Bolt is a creative writing senior, instructor at the Dougherty Arts center, and Daily Texan columnist.

Costumes, props, and creative direction by Lindsey Bailey. Ms. Bailey received her BFA in studio art from the University of Texas. She currently teaches art at San Juan Diego Catholic High School and the Dougherty Arts School. Her artwork can be viewed at Poof!! In Movement came about as an opportunity to expand the definition of installation and creative vision through performance. This performance is the final project in a series of Poof!! installation pieces created by Ms. Bailey.

This performance will take place in racquetball court #1 in Gregory Gym. Gregory Gym is located on the corner of Speedway and East 21st street on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin.

Poof!! In Movement is a free performance and open to the public. Passes to each showing may be obtained upon entrance to Gregory Gym.

Show times:
April 1st: 930pm
April 2nd: 830pm
April 4th: 130pm & 430pm

Seating begins 20 minutes prior to the performance. Run time is thirty minutes.

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Lindsey Bailey


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