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11/10/2003
Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company, Musicians to Give Demonstrations, Perform at Hudson Valley
Events scheduled for Nov. 20-22

CONTACT: Janine Kava (518) 629-8071 or (518) 629-8085
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Monday, November 10, 2003

The Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company and nationally and internationally known musicians will join together at Hudson Valley Community College on Thursday, Nov. 20 through Saturday, Nov. 22, to discuss and perform their special collaborations of dance and music.

The event will feature daytime demonstrations and lectures and an evening performance by the contemporary modern dance company and musicians Gideon Freudman; The Junkman, also known as Don Knaack; Brian Melick; Siobhan Quinn; Danny Whelchel; and Maria Zemantauski. The schedule is as follows:

  • 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 20: Lecture and demonstration by dancers and Knaack, Melick and Zemantauski. The hour-long presentation is open to the public but the program will be geared toward elementary school students.
  • 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 21: Lecture and demonstration by dancers and Freudman, Knaack, Whelchel and Zemantauski. The hour-long presentation is open to the public but the program will be geared toward high school students.
  • 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22: Performance by the Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company and musicians Freudman, Knaack, Quinn, Whelchel and Zemantauski. The Dance Company will premier Ream, a piece that marries the images of paper floating through the air with a Flamenco-style guitar groove by Zemantauski, at the event. Jeffrey Crumine, the company's new solo male dancer, will perform the piece.

All events will be held the Maureen Stapleton Theatre. Admission to each lecture/demonstration is $5. Tickets for Saturday's performance are $12 in advance/$15 at the door; Hudson Valley students are free with proper ID. To purchase tickets, please call 629-7170.

The performance is funded by the Hudson Valley Cultural Affairs office; Partners in Dance; the New York State Council on the Arts; and the New York State DanceForce.

More information about this or other cultural events at Hudson Valley Community College is available online at www.hvcc.edu/events or by calling 629-4TIX.

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 50 degree and certification programs in four academic divisions: Liberal Arts and Sciences; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Sciences; and Business; as well as programs run through the Educational Opportunity Center offering certification programs in workforce and academic preparation. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 11,000 students, and it is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and worker retraining. Hudson Valley has graduated more than 55,000 students.

The Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company has been the resident company of The Egg in Albany since 1992. More information about the company is available online at www.sinopolidances.org.