Adelphi University Department of Dance Presents Spring Dance Adelphi

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Spring Dance Adelphi, Adelphi University’s annual program, will take place in May and will feature the choreography of Takehiro Ueyama and Maurice Brandon Curry.

Garden City, NY - April 17, 2014 - Adelphi University Department of Dance is proud to present its annual program, Spring Dance Adelphi. This year’s Spring Dance Adelphi will be a mixed program and will take place from May 2-4 and May 9-11, 2014 in the Olmsted Theatre in the Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (AUPAC), located at 1 South Ave, Garden City NY. Thirty-eight students will perform in five pieces from five different choreographers, with musical styles ranging from traditional Japanese music to the music of Ray Charles.

Spring Dance Adelphi is directed by Frank Augustyn, chair of the Department of Dance. Choreographers include Assistant Professor Orion Duckstein, Adjunct Professor Leda Meredith, and guest choreographers Takehiro Ueyama and Maurice Brandon Curry.

Takehiro Ueyama’s piece Sakura Sakura was a prize winner at the 2005 International Modern Dance Choreographic Competition in Spain and will now be restaged for Spring Dance Adelphi. Mr. Ueyama is the founder of the TAKE Dance Company, which has often been praised for its distinct combination of athleticism and sensitivity.

Maurice Brandon Curry has served as a choreographer, director, and educator for institutions throughout the United States. He has worked on regional productions such as West Side Story and Oliver! as well as several off-Broadway productions. 

Adelphi University’s Performing Arts Center is one of Long Island’s premier cultural arts venues for entertainment of all kinds. Tickets for Spring Dance Adelphi: Mixed Program are on sale now and are priced at $20 with discounts available to seniors, students and alumni. For more information about all the events at AUPAC and to purchase tickets, visit aupac.adelphi.edu. Information is available at The Lucia and Steven N. Fischer Box Office at (516) 877-4000 or boxoffice@adelphi.edu. Regular box office hours are Tuesday through Friday, from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. The box office is also open two hours before most scheduled performances.

About Adelphi University
Adelphi is a world-class, modern university with excellent and highly relevant programs where students prepare for lives of active citizenship and professional careers. Through its schools and programs—College of Arts and Sciences, Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Honors College, Robert B. Willumstad School of Business, Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, University College, College of Nursing and Public Health and the School of Social Work—the coeducational university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as professional and educational programs for adults. Adelphi University currently enrolls nearly 8,000 students from 43 states and 45 foreign countries. With its main campus in Garden City and its centers in Manhattan, Suffolk County, and Poughkeepsie, the University, chartered in 1896, maintains a commitment to liberal studies, in tandem with rigorous professional preparation and active citizenship.

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