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Goucher Repertory Dance Ensemble Spring Concert

Release date: April 20, 2012

The 2012 Goucher Repertory Dance Ensemble Spring Concert — held on Friday, April 20, and Saturday, April 21 — will feature Goucher students performing ballet and modern works by guest artists Susan Jaffe, Amy Seiwert, and Rodger Belman, as well as by Goucher faculty and students.

Both days' events will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Kraushaar Auditorium and are open to the public. Tickets are $15 general admission and $8 for students and senior citizens. Reservations must be made in advance at www.goucher.edu/tickets or purchased in Pearlstone Atrium at Goucher College on April 11, 12, 13, 16, 17, and 18. Questions about tickets can be made by calling 410-337-6333 or e-mailing boxoffice@goucher.edu.

Attendees will also have a chance to meet the artists at a pre-show welcome event on Friday, April 20, at 6:45 p.m. in Goucher's Rosenberg Gallery.

Jaffe, the spring 2012 ballet guest artist in residence, is a ballerina, choreographer, master teacher, and author. Once declared "America's Quintessential American Ballerina" by The New York Times, she danced as a principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre for 20 years.

Seiwert, Goucher's fall 2011 ballet guest artist in residence, has danced with the Smuin, Los Angeles Chamber, and Sacramento ballets. She was named one of "25 to Watch" by Dance Magazine and one of the "Hot 20 under 40" by 7x7 magazine, and her first full evening of choreography was named one of the "Top 10" dance events of 2007 and 2010 by The San Francisco Chronicle. She also directs Imagery, a contemporary ballet company in San Francisco that collaborates with artists of other disciplines to present experimental works from a classical base.

Belman, Goucher's spring 2012 modern dance guest artist, is an educator, choreographer, and performer. Since 2007 he has been on faculty at the American Dance Festival's (ADF) Six Weeks School in Durham, NC, and at the ADF Winter Intensive in New York City. His choreography has been presented at various venues across the United States.

Also being performed will be choreographic works by Goucher Dance Instructor Kathi Ferguson and senior dance majors Eleanor Jones and Kelsey Hobbs, who choreographed works that were performed recently at the American College Dance Festival Association Conference.