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11/18/2002
Cultural Affairs at Hudson Valley Community College November 18-December 5

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Monday, November 18, 2002

Dance

Kahurangi: Maori Dance Theatre of New Zealand – Kahurangi brings a collection of vibrant traditional Maori culture, music and dance styles dating back to the 10th century when their first migration from Hawaiki to New Zealand occurred. Most of the songs and dances performed are part of the history and fabric of Maori life. Kahurangi will perform on Saturday, November 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the Maureen Stapleton Theatre at Hudson Valley Community College. Admission is $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and high school students, $8 for children up to 14 years old and free for Hudson Valley students. 629-4TIX.

Lectures

Now We Are of One Mind – Tom Dorsey, a member of the Onondaga Nation (Turtle Clan), will provide a historical and cultural presentation of the American Indian community in New York State. Dorsey will speak on Tuesday, November 19 at noon and at 1 p.m. in the Bulmer Telecommunications Center auditorium at Hudson Valley Community College. Admission is free.

"Isha Im HaUzi" ("Woman of the Uzi") – Ellen Evans, a mother of nine children who lived in Israel for 12 years, will relate an episode from her memoirs about raising her family in a war-torn city. Evans will speak on Tuesday, December 3 at noon in the Bulmer Telecommunication Center auditorium at Hudson Valley Community College. Admission is free.

Theatre

Kuniko Yamamoto: Performance of Magical Mask, Mime and Music – Dramatic Japanese storytelling using myths and fables, spliced with social revelations and ideas that educate. The performance will be in the Maureen Stapleton Theatre at Hudson Valley Community College on Thursday, December 5 at 11 a.m. There will be a special origami workshop at 3:30 pm in the Maureen Stapleton Theatre. Admission to the performance is $5 for adults, $2 for seniors, high school students and children up to 14 years old, and free for Hudson Valley students.

Art

Ronald Cohen – Figurative paintings and drawings by Ronald Cohen of Iowa. Cohen creates dramatic paintings that achieve a degree of volume and realism. The exhibit is located in the Teaching Gallery in Marvin Library at Hudson Valley Community College and runs October 24 through November 23. Exhibit times are Monday-Thursday 7 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Admission is free. 629-4849.

Hudson Valley Community College, located in Troy, offers more than 50 degree and certificate programs in four academic divisions: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Science; and Liberal Arts and Sciences; and an Educational Opportunity Center for academic and career training. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 11,000 students each year, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training.