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Georgian Court University to Host Two Powerful Dance Performances

GCU Department of Dance Presents “Tide” and “Vertex”

Lakewood, N.J., Mar. 9, 2010—The Georgian Court University Department of Dance invites you to explore the diverse and vibrant world of dance with two special performances on Friday, March 12, at 7:00 p.m. in the Wellness Center North Gardens and Studio 2 on the Lakewood campus.

Dance-company-in-residence Scrap Performance Group will present “Tide,” a dance piece that explores concepts of eco-psychosis: the deterioration of the soul caused by humans’ detachment from the Earth. “Tide” premiered at the 2009 Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and features family scrapbooks, ancestral songs, and contact improvisation that contribute to original movement vocabulary to re-sensitize viewers to their own inquiries.

Cardell Dance Theater, directed by Silvana Cardell, director of Georgian Court’s dance program, will present “Vertex,” a performance centered on dance, storytelling, visual image, and music that explores the union of a moment of peak experience. ”Vertex” premiered at the Annenberg Center’s 2009, Buy Local Series and illustrates the defining moments about the real people behind the phrase “collateral damage.”

Admission is $10 for the general public, $5 for students and senior citizens, and free to members of the GCU community with ID. For more information, please call 732.987.2170.

Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is a comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts core and a special concern for women. A forward-thinking university that supports diversity and academic excellence, Georgian Court serves over 3,000 students of all faiths and backgrounds in a residential Women's College and a coeducational University College with undergraduate and graduate programs. Georgian Court's main campus is located at 900 Lakewood Avenue, Lakewood, N.J., on the picturesque former George Jay Gould estate, now named a National Historic Landmark. Georgian Court also offers classes at its site at One Woodbridge Center in Woodbridge, at Coastal Communiversity in Wall, and at Cumberland County College in Vineland.

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