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COM’s Dance Department Presents Gravity’s Angels

GRAVITY’S ANGELS, Fine Arts Theatre at 8 pm on Fridays and Saturdays, November 6, 7, 13 and 14

KENTFIELD, Calif.—September 29, 2009—The College of Marin Dance Department’s fall concert, GRAVITY’S ANGELS, will be presented in the Fine Arts Theatre at 8 pm on Fridays and Saturdays, November 6, 7, 13 and 14.  In addition to dancers from the College, the concert will feature guest choreographer Gina Auland and dancers from the Stapleton School of Ballet as well as the Branson Dance Performance Ensemble under the direction of Georgia Ortega.  Choreography for the College of Marin dancers is by the COM Dance Faculty.  The production is designed by e. “Ernie” Ernstrom.

Dance Program Coordinator Kristi Kuhn’s THE WEIGHT OF SOULS, choreographed to the music of Samuel Barber, is a tribute to veterans inspired by her brothers Captain James M. Kuhn, USN and Colonel Michael L. Kuhn, USMC.  Sandi Weldon’s WE CAN WORK IT OUT is a celebration of energy, great delight and rejoicing in just being - and of course…dancing to a great piece of music.  Guest Choreographer Gina Auland and her dancers from the Stapleton School of Ballet, present a lively classical ballet piece followed by a contemporary piece.  In BROKEN DOLLS, Sandi Weldon expands on the idea that everyone is born as one piece, pure and beautiful, inside and out, until one day he or she becomes a broken doll.  The Branson School Dance Performance Ensemble under the direction of Georgia Ortega present ELEMENTAL – a journey through the four elements, based on Greek scientist and healer Empedocles’ philosophy that the interaction of the elements is influenced by the relationship between love and strife.  Sandra Tanner’s COMMON GROUND, is an examination of the longing to maintain one’s individuality in the midst of belonging to a community.  David Alonzo Jones and his dancers offer a tribute to Michael Jackson in I WANT YOU BACK.  Alan Scofield’s THE WINGED is a modern ballet about the “wings” we find when we dance, love and inspire each other.

Tickets for GRAVITY’S ANGELS are $15 general and $10 for students, seniors, College of Marin employees and alumni, and are available through the College of Marin Box Office at 415-485-9385.  Box Office hours are Tuesdays, 3-6 pm; Wednesdays and Thursdays, 3-7 pm; Fridays 3- curtain; and one hour before curtain on Saturdays.  VISA and MasterCard are accepted and group rates are available for groups of ten or more.

Dancers really are GRAVITY’S ANGELS– they come closer to flying than any other human without wings or a parachute!  Come watch them fly!

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