Saint-Petersburg Ballet to Perform at Schimmel Center for the Arts, March 9, 1999

The Saint-Petersburg Ballet will perform at The Schimmel Center for the Arts, Pace University, 3 Spruce Street in lower Manhattan, on Tuesday, March 9, 1999 at 8:00 p.m. This distinguished Russian ballet company will perform dances including The White Adagio from “Swan Lake” (Music: Tchaikovsky; Choreography: Petipa/Ivanov), “Chopinianna,” The Seventh Waltz (Music: Chopin; Choreography:
Fokine), Tango (Music: Bach; Choreography: Jakobsen), and Pas de Deux from “Don Quixote” (Music: Minkus; Choreography: Marius Petipa). The performances will feature one of the world’s foremost Prima Ballerinas, Galina Mezentseva.

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NEW YORK-The Saint-Petersburg Ballet will perform at The Schimmel Center for the
Arts, Pace University, 3 Spruce Street in lower Manhattan, on Tuesday, March 9,
1999 at 8:00 p.m. This distinguished Russian ballet company will perform dances
including The White Adagio from “Swan Lake” (Music: Tchaikovsky; Choreography:
Petipa/Ivanov), “Chopinianna,” The Seventh Waltz (Music: Chopin; Choreography:
Fokine), Tango (Music: Bach; Choreography: Jakobsen), and Pas de Deux from
“Don Quixote” (Music: Minkus; Choreography: Marius Petipa). The performances
will feature one of the world’s foremost Prima Ballerinas, Galina Mezentseva.

Tickets are $15 and $10 for students and seniors. For more information,
telephone the Pace University Downtown Theater Box Office at (212) 346-1715.

The Schimmel Center for the Arts is part of the Pace University Center for
Cultural Affairs providing intellectual and cultural enrichment through
fine and performing arts programming, lectures and conferences. In New
York City, the Center includes the Pace Downtown Theater and Art Gallery
that have served lower Manhattan for over 25 years. Cultural and
intellectual events are also featured on the Pace University
Pleasantville campus.

Program:

SAINT-PETERSBURG BALLET PROGRAM
TUESDAY, MARCH 9, 1999
PACE UNIVERSITY SCHIMMEL CENTER FOR THE ARTS

ACT I

The White Adagio from “Swan Lake”
Music: Tchaikovsky
Choreography: Petipa/Ivanov

Prima Ballerina Galina Mezentseva
and Sergei Gorbatchev
*
La Vivandiere Pas de Six
Music: Pugni
Choreography: Saint-Leon

Victor Pivovarov, Natasha Baskirtseva
And Ballet Artists of the Saint-Petersburg Ballet
*
“Chopinianna,” The Seventh Waltz
Music: Chopin
Choreography: Fokine

Anna Podlesnaya and Maxim Prokofiev
*
Monologue from “Legend of Love”
Music: Melnikov
Choreography: Grigorovich

Prima Ballerina Galina Mezentseva
*
Pas de Sklav from “Le Corsaire”
Music: Oldenburgsky
Choreography: Grigorovich

Maria Yakshanova Viktor Pivovarov
*
Passione
Music: An Italian Romance
Choreography: Sieffert

Alexei Pancheshine and four Ballet Artists of
The Saint-Petersburg Ballet

INTERMISSION

ACT II

Gran Pas from “Paquita”
Music: Minkus
Choreography: Petipa

Nathalia Bashkirtseva and Maxim Prokofiev
and Ballet Artists of the Saint-Petersburg Ballet
*
“The Shadows” from “La Bayadere”
Music: Minkus
Choreography: Petipa

Prima Ballerina Galina Mezentseva
and Sergei Gorbatchev
*
Tango
Music: Bach
Choreography: Jakobsen

Elena Andreyeva and Alexei Pancheshine
*

Pas de Deux from “Don Quixote”
Music: Minkus
Choreography: Marius Petipa

Natasha Bashkirtseva and Viktor Pivovarov
*
The Dying Swan
Music: Saint-Saens
Choreography: Fokine

Prima Ballerina Galina Mezentseva
*
In Honor of Dance

Entire Cast

Diva of the Avant-Garde to Perform on Toy Piano at Pace University Schimmel Center for the Arts: January 8, 1999

Margaret Leng Tan will perform three works on her
toy and regular pianos on January 8, 1999 at the Pace
Downtown Theater. Tan is internationally recognized for
her radically individual style that fuses sound,
choreography and performance art, and is considered to be
one of the pre-eminent interpreters of John Cage’s
keyboard music. On January 8th, Tan will perform a new
composition by Toby Twining, Wandering, Before Sleep and
Dreams by Aaron Jay Kernis, and The Raven by Arthur Bergh.
The performance will begin at 8:00 p.m. in the Pace
Downtown Theater, located in the Schimmel Center for the
Arts on Spruce Street in lower Manhattan. Admission is
$15 and $10 for students and senior citizens. For more
information, please call the box office at (212) 346-1715.

Contact: Public Affairs
(212) 346-1696
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NEW YORK-Margaret Leng Tan will perform three works on her
toy and regular pianos on January 8, 1999 at the Pace
Downtown Theater. Tan is internationally recognized for
her radically individual style that fuses sound,
choreography and performance art, and is considered to be
one of the pre-eminent interpreters of John Cage’s
keyboard music. On January 8th, Tan will perform a new
composition by Toby Twining, Wandering, Before Sleep and
Dreams by Aaron Jay Kernis, and The Raven by Arthur Bergh.
The performance will begin at 8:00 p.m. in the Pace
Downtown Theater, located in the Schimmel Center for the
Arts on Spruce Street in lower Manhattan. Admission is
$15 and $10 for students and senior citizens. For more
information, please call the box office at (212) 346-1715.

Specially commissioned for this occasion is Wandering by
Toby Twining — a collection of songs and instrumental/
narrative interludes based on selected poems and essays
by Herman Hesse. Twining will provide guest vocals.

The Raven op. 20, is a 1908 melodrama by American composer,
Arthur Bergh (1882-1962). Bergh fashions a Victorian,
neo-gothic setting for a dramatic narration of Edgar Allan
Poe’s most famous poem.

Before Sleep and Dreams (1987-1990) is a five-movement
piano suite by Aaron Jay Kernis.

This event is made possible with public funds from the New
York State Council on the Arts, a state agency, and a grant
from the Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York.

The Schimmel Center for the Arts is part of the Pace
University Center for Cultural Affairs providing
intellectual and cultural enrichment through fine and
performing arts programming, lectures and conferences.
In New York City, the Center includes the Pace Downtown
Theater and Art Gallery that have served lower Manhattan
for over 25 years. Cultural and intellectual events are
also featured on the Pace Pleasantville campus.

Members of New York Philharmonic to Perform Chamber Music at Pace University

Members of the New York Philharmonic and Pace music faculty member/artist-in-residence will perform “Chamber Music for a Sunday Afternoon” at Pace University on Sunday, November 8th at 3:00 p.m. Works by Mozart, Haydn and Mendelssohn will be performed by New York Philharmonic members Kenneth Gordon,
Qiang Tu, and Pace music professor and artist-in-residence Judith Alstadter. The concert is presented by Pace University’s Dyson College of Arts and Sciences’ Theatre and Fine Arts Department. General admission is $10 and $6 for students and senior citizens. All proceeds will benefit the Alan J. Abrams
Theatre Scholarship Fund. The performance will be held at The Pace Downtown Theater, located in the Schimmel Center for the Arts on Spruce Street in lower Manhattan (between Gold Street and Park Row). For more information, please call the Theater and Fine Arts Department at (212) 346-1352 or the box office at (212) 346-1715.

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NEW YORK – Members of the New York Philharmonic and Pace music
faculty member/artist-in-residence will perform “Chamber Music
for a Sunday Afternoon” at Pace University on Sunday, November
8th at 3:00 p.m. Works by Mozart, Haydn and Mendelssohn will
be performed by New York Philharmonic members Kenneth Gordon,
Qiang Tu, and Pace music professor and artist-in-residence
Judith Alstadter. The concert is presented by Pace University’s
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences’ Theatre and Fine Arts
Department. General admission is $10 and $6 for students and
senior citizens. All proceeds will benefit the Alan J. Abrams
Theatre Scholarship Fund. The performance will be held at The
Pace Downtown Theater, located in the Schimmel Center for the
Arts on Spruce Street in lower Manhattan (between Gold Street
and Park Row). For more information, please call the Theater
and Fine Arts Department at (212) 346-1352 or the box office
at (212) 346-1715.

Kenneth Gordon has played violin with the Philharmonic since
1961, and was named assistant concertmaster in 1971. Qiang
Tu, a Chinese native, served as principal cellist for the
Princeton Chamber Symphony and has appeared in Chicago, St.
Louis and New York. Tu joined the New York Philharmonic in
1995. Pianist Judith Alstadter has performed concerts in the
U.S. (including Lincoln Center and Carnegie Recital Hall),
Europe and the Caribbean. Alstadter is a graduate of Julliard
and Yale music schools. She will perform Mozart’s piano sonata.
Together the three will perform trios for violin, cello and
piano by Haydn and Mendelssohn.

Audience members are invited to a “Meet the Artists” reception
after the concert. Light refreshments will be served.

Pace is a comprehensive, independent University with campuses
in New York City and Westchester County. Nearly 14,000
students are enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and
professional degree programs in the Dyson College of Arts
and Sciences, Lubin School of Business, School of Computer
Science and Information Systems, School of Education, School
of Law, Lienhard School of Nursing and the World Trade
Institute.

Pace University to Hold Convocation, Oct. 4

Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr., director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute
for Afro-American Research at Harvard University, will provide the keynote
address at Pace University’s 1998 convocation ceremony at 1:30 p.m., Sunday,
Oct 4, Schimmel Center for the Arts, Spruce Street in Lower Manhattan. Gates
also will receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from the University
during the ceremony.

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Harvard University African-American Scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr.
To Provide Keynote Address

NEW YORK – Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr., director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute
for Afro-American Research at Harvard University, will provide the keynote
address at Pace University’s 1998 convocation ceremony at 1:30 p.m., Sunday,
Oct 4, Schimmel Center for the Arts, Spruce Street in Lower Manhattan. Gates
also will receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from the University
during the ceremony.

“Dr. Henry Gates is one of the country’s leading scholars and commentators on
American culture, and we look forward to his insights and observations about the
future of academe,” says Dr. Marilyn Jaffe-Ruiz, executive vice president for
academic affairs at Pace University. “Our convocation provides an opportunity to
celebrate Pace’s achievements, to honor Dr. Gates, and to participate in the
dialogue on the future of our university.”

Gates is the author of Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Black Man; Colored People: A
Memoir; Loose Canons: Notes on the Culture Wars; The Signifying Monkey: Towards a
Theory of Afro-American Literary Criticism, and Figures in Black: Words, Signs, and
the Racial Self.

He is general editor of the Norton Anthology of African-American Literature and has
edited and co-edited many other books and special issues of journals. Gates is a staff
writer for the New Yorker and has published essays, reviews and profiles in numerous
other magazines, scholarly periodicals and newspapers.

Gates graduated summa cum laude with a degree in history from Yale University in 1973.
He later became the first black American to earn a doctorate at Cambridge University.
He won the MacArthur foundation genesis grant when he was a 30-year old junior professor
at Yale. He has been awarded five honorary degrees, including one from Dartmouth College.

Gates was featured on Time magazine’s list of most influential Americans.

Pace University is a comprehensive, independent University with campuses in New York City
and Westchester County. Nearly 14,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate, graduate
and professional degree programs in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lubin School of
Business, School of Computer Science and Information Systems, School of Education, School
of Law, Lienhard School of Nursing and World Trade Institute.

Dance as Ever To Perform at Pace University, Sept. 24-27

Dance as Ever, with artistic direction and choreography by Leigh Witchel, will perform at Pace University on September 24th through 26th at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday September 27th at 3:00 p.m. All performances will be held at the Pace Downtown Theater, located in the Schimmel Center for the Arts on Spruce Street in lower Manhattan. Admission is $18, and $10 for students and senior citizens. For more information, please call the box office at (212) 346-1715.

Contact: Public Affairs
(212) 346-1696
News@Pace.Edu

NEW YORK – Dance as Ever, with artistic direction and choreography by Leigh Witchel, will perform at Pace University on September 24th through 26th at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday September 27th at 3:00 p.m. All performances will be held at the Pace Downtown Theater, located in the Schimmel Center for the Arts on Spruce Street in lower Manhattan. Admission is $18, and $10 for students and senior citizens. For more information, please call the box office at (212) 346-1715.

Two new works will be premiered. Reger/Mozart Variations is a dance for three couples. This dance is idyllic set to the beautiful music of Max Reger’s “Variations and Fugue on a Theme by W.A. Mozart.”

The second work, Runway, involves six dancers, three fashion models and two drag queens. The music ranges from Stravinsky and Prokofiev to house music. As implied by the name, Runway was heavily influenced by the ‘dance’ of the fashion show. The ballet’s costumes change from daywear to bridal wear. The effervescent Shasta Cola, starlet at Wigstock and reigning diva at the downtown club, Barracuda, will perform in Runway. Also appearing will be Amy Rodgers. Rodgers is an alumna of the company, has worked as a fashion model and performed in the Atlanta Ballet. She also functions as the company’s ballet mistress.

Returning to Dance as Ever for her second season will be Morgan Goddard, currently with the New Jersey Ballet. New to the company are Mary Carpenter (Metropolitan Opera Ballet), Fernando Henriquez (Chamber Ballet of the Teatro Municipal in Santiago, Chile), Micah Kurtzberg (State Ballet of Missouri), Andres Neira (New Jersey Ballet) and Lisa Tachick (Ballet Metropolitano de Caracas). Matthew Mohr returns as set and visual designer (Merce Cunningham Dance Company) and the illustrious designer Stan Pressner also joins Dance as Ever.

The Schimmel Center for the Arts is part of Pace University. Pace is a comprehensive, independent University with campuses in New York City and Westchester County. Nearly 14,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lubin School of Business, School of Computer Science and Information Systems, School of Education, School of Law, Lienhard School of Nursing and the World Trade Institute.

Urban Artworks VI to Perform at Pace Downtown Theater, Sept. 18-20

The American Dance Ensemble, Inc., in association with Pace University, presents the highly acclaimed URBAN ARTWORKS VI on September 18 and 19 at 8:00 p.m., and September 20 at 3:00 p.m.. The series will feature a collection of works by eight metropolitan dance companies and independent choreographers, many of whom will present premiere works. All performances will be held at The Pace Downtown Theater, located in the Schimmel Center for the Arts on Spruce Street in lower Manhattan. Admission is $12.50 and $9 for students and seniors. For more information, call the box office at (212) 346-1715.

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(212) 346-1696
NEW YORK — The American Dance Ensemble, Inc., in association with Pace University, presents the highly acclaimed URBAN ARTWORKS VI on September 18 and 19 at 8:00 p.m., and September 20 at 3:00 p.m.. The series will feature a collection of works by eight metropolitan dance companies and independent choreographers, many of whom will present premiere works. All performances will be held at The Pace Downtown Theater, located in the Schimmel Center for the Arts on Spruce Street in lower Manhattan. Admission is $12.50 and $9 for students and seniors. For more information, call the box office at (212) 346-1715.

URBAN ARTWORKS VI will feature:

* The New York premiere of Rosie the Riveter, Cool Water Blue and Bridge. Choreography by Mary Bruce Blackburn.

* The New York premiere of Scriptures and Nails. Choreography by Pilobolus Dance Theater’s Trebien Pollard.

* Timeless Red, with choreography by Ellis and Reagon Wood; At The End of the Hall by Christina Briggs and Edward Winslow.

* The premiere of Sea of Tranquillity with an original score by Harutaka Oribe and choreography by Luka Kito.

* Valentine, a work featuring six dancers, choreographed by Kristen Mangione.

* Sketches of Flame, a flamenco piece, presented by Bridget Moore; Plunge, created by Lauren Slaiman.

The Schimmel Center for the Arts is part of Pace University. Pace is a comprehensive, independent University with campuses in New York City and Westchester County. Nearly 14,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lubin School of Business, School of Computer Science and Information Systems, School of Education, School of Law and Lienhard School of Nursing

Contact: Public Affairs
(212) 346-1696
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URBAN ARTWORKS VI TO PERFORM AT PACE UNIVERSITY

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Rosie the Riveter, Cool Water Blue, and Bridge (presented by Mary Bruce Blackburn, Artistic Director of The American Dance Ensemble, Inc.). Rosie the Riveter is set to the bluesy voice of Cassandra Wilson. The American Dance Ensemble combines sensuality, sense and strength in this piece, rising to an era of change and new found purpose during WWII. Cool Water Blue, featuring music by Jean Luc Ponty, highlights the mystery of water-borne creatures in waves of deep blue. Bridge is set to an African drumming score and concerns a “friendly” game of cards.

Scriptures and Nails (presented by Trebien Pollard of the Pilobolus Dance Theater). This piece speaks to a man’s desperation and fear in search of eternity. Scriptures and Nails explores the experience of being gay, black and spiritually grounded. It is performed by Pollard and Leslie Myers, with an original composition by poet G. Winston James, and composers and musicians Kohachiro Miyata (skakyhachi) and Olatunju (drums).

Timeless Red (presented by Ellis Wood). Timeless Red focuses on the human conflict of personal control. With music by Scott Westerfeld and text by Jonathan Pascoe, the piece asks: how much control does anyone have over their own environment?

At the End of the Hall (presented by Christina Briggs and Edward Winslow). At the End of the Hall is a dynamic presentation filled with physical invention and psychological and emotional drama. The relationship between the two dancers addresses issues of dominance and passivity, masculinity and femininity. The music is by Mark Isham.

Sea of Tranquillity (presented by Luka Kito). This dance is named after the site on the moon where Apollo 11 landed on July 20, 1969 and is a tribute to this historical event. Sea of Tranquillity features an original score by Harutaka Oribe, and investigates the shifts in various norms including values, perception, distance and space, which are generated by technological advancements. Mr. Kito, founder and Artistic Director of Choreotechtonics, is a native of Tokyo and holds an M.S. in Advanced Architecture from Columbia University. His choreography is a fascinating study of the influence of his architectural background applied to choreography.

Valentine (presented by Kristen Mangione). Valentine is a work for six dancers who blend modern dance with theatrical collage. The work focuses on notions of love, lust and loss. It is performed against a backdrop of musical excerpts by Phillip Glass, Nat King Cole and Sally Potter, poetry of e.e. cummings and text from the film, “Casablanca.”

Sketches of Flame (presented by Bridget Moore). This piece defines the powerful rhythmic forces of Spanish flamenco music. Sketches of Flame celebrates the strength and resilience of the human spirit through duende — a spirit or apparition that enters the body at its point of exhaustion.

Plunge (created by Lauren Slaiman). Plunge is a combination of Esther Williams and Barbie, featuring a live percussive track by Joshua Berger. “Vogue-ing” takes place by bathing suit clad dancers who combine forceful energy and idiosyncratic gestures in this piece.

Mary Bruce Blackburn is the Artistic Director and Producer of URBAN ARTWORKS.