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PR # 91 November 17, 2008


The Visual and Performing Arts department at Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC) will present the Faculty-Student Dance Concert, Wednesday and Thursday, December 3 and 4, at 8 p.m. The event will be held in the Nash Theatre at the College?s North Branch Campus. The concert is coordinated by Loretta Di Bianca Fois of Branchburg, coordinator of RVCC?s dance program.

More than 100 students will perform original dances choreographed by both RVCC faculty and students. The concert is the culmination of the semester?s work in the Modern, Ballet, Jazz and Choreography classes offered at Raritan Valley Community College.

The concert features choreography by guest artist John Evans of New Brunswick, who received a 2008 NJSCA Choreographic Fellowship. Evans has been a faculty member at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, since 1995, and has been creating work for John Evans & Dancers since 2000. Evans will present ?Farming in Sixes,? a piece for six women set to original music by Tigger Benford. The dance abstractly depicts the building of a community through struggle.

In addition, RVCC faculty member Stephanie Beauchamp of Jersey City will present ?Mainstream,? a dance that expresses a common current of thought. It is choreographed to instrumental music from David Bowie?s Low album (1977), in collaboration with Brian Eno. Beauchamp was nominated for Dance Magazine?s Outstanding Choreographer Award in 2000. In 2005 she choreographed the off-off-Broadway play Blitzkrieg: The Hassidic Professional Wrestling Musical .

General admission tickets cost $10 in advance ($12 at the door). Tickets for students, faculty and seniors cost $5 in advance ($7.50 at the door). For tickets, call 908-725-3420. For more information, call 908-218-8876.

RVCC, located on Route 28 and Lamington Road in North Branch, NJ, and serving Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for 40 years, offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates. In addition, customized training programs and non-credit courses are available for those seeking personal and professional development.

The College is committed to offering a quality and affordable education through effective teaching, liaisons with the community?s businesses and state-of-the-art technology. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu .

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