University Dance Company Perform 2002 Gala Concert

Posted: February 28, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

George Mason’s Dance Company performs its 2002 Gala Concert tomorrow and Saturday at 8 p.m. in the Concert Hall. The program features creations by four renowned choreographers and includes a work inspired by ocean rhythms and celestial pathways; a joyous and technically challenging piece by a former member of the White Oak Dance Project; a playful and spirited quartet; and the signature of one of the dance world’s giants performed to a live score.

The evening begins with Star Path, choreographed by Buffy Price, which explores the themes of creation and man’s place in time and in the universe. Sunlit Song, choreographed by Susan Shields for eight dancers, is performed to “Orawa” by Wojciech Kilar.

Guest artist Lisa Race describes her dance, Social Climb, as “a story of fearless daredevils, doubly committed to assisting one another over life’s many hurdles, and to hurdling over one another.” This quartet features music by Michael Wall. The evening concludes with The Envelope, choreographed by David Parsons. First performed by Parsons Dance Company in 1986, the dance features live accompaniment onstage by a chamber ensemble playing the music of Gioacchino Rossini.

Tickets for the Dance Gala Concert are $15 and $12 for students and seniors. Charge by phone at (703) 218-6500 or visit

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