SFSU Public Affairs Press ReleasePublished by the Public Affairs Office at San Francisco State University, Diag Center.
Contact: Ariane Bicho
phone: (415) 338-1442
SAN FRANCISCO - With stamping feet, swirling skirts and traditional props, the World Cultures Dance and Music Concert offers a visual celebration of ethnic music and dance Saturday, December 1 at 8 pm, in McKenna Theatre on the San Francisco State University campus, Holloway and 19th avenues. Presented by the College of Creative Arts' Department of Dance, professional and student dancers perform a variety of styles including Mexican Folkloric, Tahitian, Central African and Filipino to music played live on traditional instruments. SFSU Dance graduate WanCho Chang and her professional company, Westwind, make a special appearance. The program is directed by Dance professor Alicia Pierce.
For more than 40 years, SFSU's Dance Department has presented ethnic dance concerts representing diverse cultures. Successful graduates include Blanche Brown, whose AfroHaitian company, Petite La Croix, is one of many established dance organizations with roots in the department's Ethnic Dance Program; Kendra Kimbrough,b director of the Kendra Kimbrough Dance Ensemble, and Carlos Aceituno, director of the awardwinning Carnaval Group Fogo Na Roupa.
Admission and parking: Admission to the concert is $10 for the general public and $8 for students and seniors. Public parking is available in Lot 20 on the SFSU Campus, which can be accessed from Lake Merced Boulevard between Winston Drive and Font Boulevard. Parking is $2 at all times. Nearby onstreet parking is readily available on weekends. For more information, see www.sfsu.edu/~parking.
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Last modified April 24, 2007, by Office of Public Affairs