Dance performance at Rhode Island College 2002 - 2003 season.

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Urban Bush Women at RIC on March 6 RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE
PERFORMING ARTS SERIES
2002 - 2003 SEASON


Auditorium
Roberts Hall
600 Mt Pleasant Ave
Providence RI
02908-1991
Time: 8pm
Reservations: 401-456-8144
Programs subject to change
RIC PERFORMING ARTS WEBSITE

SATURDAY OCTOBER 12, 2002
MICHAEL MOSCHEN
Michael Moschen blends movement and juggling into a unique dance-theatre. He last appeared on the Performing Arts Series in 1997 to a capacity audience. Trying to define Michael Moschen is a game in itself. He is a juggler, but he moves with the deftness of a French mime, and his work has an awesome effect of magic. Even colleagues and critics aren't sure how to describe him: "illusionist", "movement artist","animator of objects", and "dance-physicist" are a few of their attempts. He relates elements in motion in space, and he himself is one of those elements. Michael Moschen makes you privy to the inner secrets of the universe. Mr. Moschen is a recipient of a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship and has appeared on the Tonight Show, David Letterman and Great Performances on PBS. He has created work for Cirque du Soleil and has performed with the Big Apple Circus and has toured theatres and festivals in Hong Kong, Perth, Edinburgh, Barcelona and Spoleto USA.


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2
Sharon Isbin, guitar with Paul Winter, saxophone and Thiago de Mello, percussion
GRAMMY award-winner Sharon Isbin has been hailed as "the pre-eminent guitarist of our time". For her concert at Rhode Island College she will team up with saxophonist Paul Winter and Brazilian percussionist Thiago de Mello. Her CD, Journey to the Amazon, with Messrs. Winter and de Mello hit the top Billboard charts in both the U.S. and the U.K. and received a 1999 GRAMMY nomination for Best Classical Crossover Album.


TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12
THE GEORGIAN STATE DANCERS
The Georgian State Dancers offer a spellbinding performance with a delightful contrast of masculinity and femininity with all the women's grace and the men's virtuosity intact. The dances are based on traditional folk dances of the Georgian republic on the Black Sea, their content reflecting various aspects of ritual, ceremony, work, games and comic relief of the Georgian people.


FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 2003
B.J. Ward, Friday, January 31, 2003 B.J. Ward in Stand-Up Opera is "a rollicking ride on the high C's" says the Washington Post. Ms. Ward has performed her one-woman theatre piece across America. She has appeared on television in Mad About You and Frasier among others and will be recognized as the voice of Betty Rubble on the Flinstones and Velma on Scooby Doo. In the grand tradition of Anna Russell, P.D.Q. Bach, Victor Borge and other songful satirists, Ms. Ward sends up opera excesses while playing homage to its loveliness.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2003
THE JIVIN' LINDY HOPPERS
Price: $26.00
Website: http://www.jivinglindyhoppers.com
This sensational, high-energy dance company breathes new life into the 1930's swing steps as the Uptown Big band bang out hopping new arrangements to compositions by the great band leaders. With six spectacular dancers flinging one another high and low this dance party features everything from the jitterbug to the lindy hop showcasing this renewed American tradition. When the Lindy Hoppers last appeared on our Series in January, 2000 their performance was a complete sell-out! The Jivin' Lindy Hoppers is a sensational high-energy dance company based in London.


THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 2003
THE URBAN BUSH WOMEN
Price: $26.00
Website: http://www.urbanbushwomen.org
The acclaimed dance company, Urban Bush Women in collaboration with the National Song and Dance Company of Mozambique, blends movement, voice and text to create Shadows Child. The humanistic message touches on themes of friendship and cultural misunderstanding as the story tells of a young girl from Mozambique who moves to Florida and the challenges and experiences she faces in a new environment. Surely to be enjoyed by adults and children alike..


MARCH 14 & 15, 2003
MARCEL MARCEAU
Price: $35.00
Website: http://www.marceau.org
Universally acclaimed as the world's greatest mime, Marcel Marceau makes his only New England appearance on his final US tour. His career has spanned fifty years and multiple mediums. The San Francisco Chronicle calls him "The essence of theatre, the soul of dance"


SATURDAY, APRIL 26, 2003
RHYTHM AND SHOES
Price: $26.00
Website: http://www.redclayramblers.com
Rhythm and Shoes is a company of dancers drawing on traditional forms of American music and dance - swing tunes and tap, hoe-downs and clogging. They will team up with the Red Clay Ramblers who the New York Times describes as "a fantasy roadhouse band from a vanished rural America". Expect all the fun-filled, tune-driven antics of Rhythm and Shoes, multiplied by the spirited capers and rollicking good nature of the Red Clay Ramblers when these two groups team-up in Rambleshoe.




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