Perform at Carnegie Hall

Chorus singers who want to make it to Carnegie Hall (or just want to sing Mozart) are being invited to join Pace University’s community based Chorale for a performance in the legendary hall on April 24.

Contact
Christopher T. Cory, Executive Director of Public Information, Pace University
212-346-1117, cell 917-608-8164, ccory@pace.edu

Pace University Chorale
seeks singers for Carnegie Hall festival performance in spring

New York, NY, January 27, 2005 – Chorus singers who want to make it to Carnegie Hall (or just want to sing Mozart) are being invited to join Pace University’s community based Chorale for a performance in the legendary hall on April 24.

Singers have a choice of two rehearsals on Mondays at either 3:30 or 6:00 p.m. Only modest chorus experience is needed. Interested candidates/singers should attend either of the initial rehearsals on Monday, February 7 in room 1203 of Pace’s building at 41 Park Row, across from City Hall.

On Sunday, April 24th, the Chorale will be performing Mozart’s Versperae Solennes de Confessore with a professional orchestra, The New England Symphonic Ensemble, under conductor Jonathan Griffith, and with singers from all over the US, in a massive Carnegie Hall choral festival. The group will give an additional performance in Pace University’s Schimmel Auditorium Wednesday evening, May 4.

The Chorale will be prepared by its Music Director, Geoffrey Fairweather, who conducts informal auditions for new members before or after rehearsals.

In recent years the Chorale has performed works ranging from Haydn’s “Paukenmesse” and Poulenc’s “Gloria” to opera choruses and jazz and pop standards.

More information is available from chorus members Vic Sciacca at 516-931-7910 or vicnmarj@optonline.net, or Jamie Furterer, 917-822-1616 or Jamie.roe@gmail.com.

Pace is a private university in the New York Metropolitan area with a growing national reputation for offering students opportunity, teaching and learning based on research, civic involvement, international perspectives and measurable outcomes. It is one of the ten founders of Project Pericles, developing education that encourages lifelong participation in democratic processes. Pace has seven campuses, including downtown and midtown New York City, Pleasantville, Briarcliff, White Plains (a graduate center and law school), and a Hudson Valley Center at Stewart International Airport near Newburgh, N.Y. Approximately 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, Lienhard School of Nursing and Pace Law School. Www.pace.edu.

Free Monday Evening Classical Concerts Begin at Pace Downtown July 12

The River to River Festival & Pace University, in association with Classical Action: Performing Arts Against AIDS, have teamed up to present Summer Stars, a free 5-week recital series featuring today’s most exciting young talent in classical music. This is the first year that the River to River Festival has brought a classical music series to Lower Manhattan.

CONTACT: Richard Shea, Victoria Assa
PHONE: (212) 627-5766
EMAIL: rshea@sheacommunications.com, vassa@sheacommunications.com

OR Christopher T. Cory,Public Information
Pace University
212-346-1117, ccory@pace.edu

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

SUMMER STARS CONCERT SERIES AT PACE UNIVERSITY DOWNTOWN CAMPUS
FEATURES THE BRIGHTEST NEW CLASSICAL MUSIC PERFORMERS

PRESENTED BY THE DOWNTOWN NYC RIVER TO RIVER FESTIVAL 2004™ & PACE UNIVERSITY, in association with CLASSICAL ACTION: PERFORMING ARTS AGAINST AIDS

The River to River Festival & Pace University, in association with Classical Action: Performing Arts Against AIDS, have teamed up to present Summer Stars, a free 5-week recital series featuring today’s most exciting young talent in classical music. This is the first year that the River to River Festival has brought a classical music series to Lower Manhattan.

Summer Stars performances will take place on Monday nights from July 12th through August 9th at 7:30 PM in the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts on the downtown campus of Pace University, near City Hall, at 3 Spruce Street. Margaret Juntwait of WNYC™ Radio’s Weekend Evening Music will host the series. Performances will be followed by a short question & answer session with the artist.

All performances are free, but tickets are required. Advance tickets are available now at www.pace.edu/culture. Starting July 12th, tickets will also be available at the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts box office on Spruce Street or by calling 212-346-1715.

The series begins July 12th with 12-year old piano prodigy Kit Armstrong, whose accomplishments already include winning the Morton Gould Young Composer Award; appearing as a soloist with a number of orchestras, and performing on the Late Show with David Letterman and at the Steinway & Sons 150th Anniversary at Carnegie Hall. As a composer, Mr. Armstrong has written in several styles and genres, including symphonies and pieces for solo piano and strings.

Summer Stars continues for the next four Monday evenings with the Imani Winds quintet (July 19th); flutist Demarre McGill with pianist Hugh Sung (July 26th); pianist Natasha Paremski (August 2nd); and cellist Daniel Gaisford with pianist José Feghali (August 9th).

· The five musicians of Imani Winds joined forces in 1997 to expand the boundaries of the traditional wind quintet by exploring the links between European, African, and American music traditions. Past performance highlights include a New York debut at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall and concerts at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage.

· Winner of a 2003 Avery Fisher Career Grant, flutist Demarre McGill is quickly becoming one of the most accomplished young flutists in the United States. Mr. McGill was recently appointed principal flutist of the San Diego Symphony. He will be accompanied by pianist Hugh Sung.

· Natasha Paremski turned 17 in May of 2004, but has already won prestigious awards and recognition around the world. Highlights of her young career include recording two CDs with the Moscow Philharmonic; a debut with the Los Angeles Philharmonic when she was only 15; and on February 29, 2004, her Carnegie Hall debut with the New York Youth Symphony, to a full and enthusiastic house.

· Regarded as one of today’s most gifted and communicative musicians, José Feghali, Gold-Medal Winner of the 1985 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, has won acclaim from critics and audiences worldwide for his consummate musicianship, charismatic presence on stage and dazzling technical command. Daniel Gaisford, widely regarded as one of today’s leading cellists, appears regularly in recital and with major orchestras and music festivals throughout the United States and Europe. Together, Feghali and Gaisford have recorded the complete works of Brahms for piano and cello.

Summer Stars is part of Downtown NYC River to River Festival 2004™ created to help revitalize Lower Manhattan following the events of September 11th, 2001. The Festival philosophy is to embrace the arts as an economic and community development engine within Lower Manhattan. The Festival embraces more than 500 cultural events – most of which are free — from June through September throughout Lower Manhattan.

Pace University’s Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts is the largest theatre in Lower Manhattan, and is the year-round home of the National Actors Theatre, founded by the late Tony Randall. Pace’s cultural programming for the community also includes such leading community-wide events as the Tribeca Film Festival, the New York International Fringe Festival, and the new Tribeca Theatre Festival.

Classical Action: Performing Arts Against AIDS draws on the talents, resources, and generosity of the performing arts community nationwide, with an emphasis on classical music, to raise funds for AIDS services. Since its founding in 1993, Classical Action has raised more than $5 million and has provided a unified voice for all those dedicated to the performing arts who are committed to help combat HIV/AIDS and the devastating effects of this epidemic.

The Downtown NYC’s River to River Festival 2004 is presented by American Express in association with WNBC-TV. Producing Sponsors are AT&T, CB Richard Ellis, GMC, Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, Pace University, Starbucks Coffee, T47-Telemundo, and WNYC New York Public Radio. Supporting Sponsors are Century 21 Department Store, J&R, New York Marriott Financial Center Hotel, and WFUV-FM. Participating Sponsors are Altria, Con Edison, JetBlue Airways, New York Water Taxi, TKTS and Thirteen/WNET New York. Philanthropic support comes from Goldman Sachs, The Moody’s Foundation, The Prudential Foundation, The New York Times Foundation, and The Starr Foundation.

For complete event listings, updates, and more information, please visit our website at www.RivertoRiverNYC.com.

A complete list of events and an archive of artist and event photographs are available upon request.

Choral Favorites at Pace Downtown Campus Wednesday Evening

Stirring, touching and swinging choral music from opera, musical comedy and jazz will be performed in Downtown Manhattan on Wednesday, April 28 at 8 pm by the Pace University Chorale, the community chorus of Pace’s downtown campus. The chorale’s director, Geoffrey Fairweather, promises audience members the experience of a very active “Night on the Town.”

Contact
Christopher T. Cory, Director of Public Information, Pace University
212-346-1117, cell 917-608-8164, ccory@pace.edu

HEARTFELT OPERA, MUSICAL COMEDY, JAZZ FAVORITES
TO BE PERFORMED BY PACE UNIVERSITY CHORALE

Concert evoking a “night on the town”
Wednesday April 28, 8 p.m. at Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts

New York, NY, April 27, 2004 – Stirring, touching and swinging choral music from opera, musical comedy and jazz will be performed in Downtown Manhattan on Wednesday, April 28 at 8 pm by the Pace University Chorale, the community chorus of Pace’s downtown campus. The chorale’s director, Geoffrey Fairweather, promises audience members the experience of a very active “Night on the Town.”

The choral selections will be interspersed with numbers performed by Pace students in the fast-growing Performing Arts department, and by soloists from outside Pace: Karin Grant, a dramatic soprano, Susan Stevens, a lyric coloratura, and Gary Branigan, a tenor. The accompanist is the versatile George Davey, who also is organist and choirmaster of Manhattan’s Rutgers Presbyterian Church and accompanist of the New Jersey Symphony community chorus.

The concert takes place at 8 pm in Pace’s Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts on Spruce Street between Park Row and Gold Street. Tickets are $10.00 ($7.00 for students and senior citizens) and are available by reservation (212-346-1885) or at the door.

Operatic selections are Verdi’s famous “triumphal scene” from “Aida” and “Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves” from “Nabucco,” during which audiences in opera houses around the world rise and often sing along.

Musical comedy numbers will feature all-time hits: “Tonight,” from “West Side Story,” “Try to Remember” from “The Fantasticks,” “Consider Yourself” from “Oliver” and “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from “Carousel.” The jazz repertoire spotlights the zingy “Tongue Twister” and the lush chords of George Gershwin’s “S’Wonderful.”

The Chorale is composed of students, faculty and staff members, and people from the growing Downtown residential community. In recent years it has performed such challenging works as Haydn’s “Paukenmesse” and Poulenc’s “Gloria.”

Pace is a comprehensive, independent university committed to opportunity, teaching and learning, civic involvement and measurable outcomes. It has seven campuses, in downtown and midtown New York City, Pleasantville, Briarcliff, White Plains (a graduate center and law school), and a Hudson Valley Center at Stewart International Airport near Newburgh, N.Y. More than 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, Lienhard School of Nursing and Pace Law School. Www.pace.edu.

“Everything with Tony Kushner” and Theater Stars at Pace Downtown April 2

Tony Kushner directs and a cast featuring stars from several of his most highly acclaimed shows will read a series of short works by Kushner, including at least one scene from his play “Only We Who Guard The Mystery Shall Be Unhappy,” a work-in-progress. In this politically-charged fantasy, a character portraying First Lady Laura Bush, whose previous career as a schoolteacher is frequently noted, reads from “The Brothers Karamazov” to a silent group of dead Iraqi children.

Contact
Christopher T. Cory, Pace Director of Public Information
212-346-1117, ccory@pace.edu
or Sherri Kotimsky, Manager, Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts,
212-346-1398, skotimsky@pace.edu
For immediate release

“AN EVENING WITH TONY KUSHNER”
TO BE PRESENTED AT MICHAEL SCHIMMEL CENTER FOR THE ARTS AT
PACE UNIVERSITY DOWNTOWN
FRIDAY, APRIL 2

Marcia Gay Harden, Jeffrey Wright, Linda Emond, Ben Shenkman and Rita Wolf
to present excerpts from works including
scene where “Laura Bush” reads to dead Iraqi children

WHAT: Tony Kushner directs and a cast featuring stars from several of his most highly acclaimed shows will read a series of short works by Kushner, including at least one scene from his play “Only We Who Guard The Mystery Shall Be Unhappy,” a work-in-progress. In this politically-charged fantasy, a character portraying First Lady Laura Bush, whose previous career as a schoolteacher is frequently noted, reads from “The Brothers Karamazov” to a silent group of dead Iraqi children.

The evening is open to the public and will benefit Pace University’s Dyson College of Arts and Sciences. Pace awarded Kushner its Dyson Achievement Award in 2003.

WHO: Scheduled to perform are Kushner stalwarts including Academy Award winner Marcia Gay Harden (“Angels in America” on Broadway), Linda Emond (“Homebody/Kabul”) Jeffrey Wright (“Angels in America” on Broadway and HBO), Ben Shenkman (“Proof”) and Rita Wolf (“Homebody/Kabul”).

WHERE: Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts at Pace University downtown campus
Spruce Street (near the corner of Gold Street), 1 block East of City Hall

WHEN: 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

PRICE: General admission, $50. Admission and private champagne reception with Kushner and guests, $75

TICKETS: through Smarttix at 212-868-4444 or online to www.smarttix.com. All proceeds go to Pace University’s Dyson College of Arts and Sciences.

Pace is a comprehensive, independent University with campuses in New York City and Westchester County, N.Y. and a Hudson Valley Center located at Stewart Airport in New Windsor, N. Y. 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, Lienhard School of Nursing and Pace Law School. www.pace.edu

19th Annual Chinese New Year Extravaganza: Year of the Sheep 4701

The “19th Annual Chinese New Year Extravaganza: Year of the Sheep 4701” will be presented by Pace University’s School of Education, along with A.R.T.S., Inc., Chinese-American Planning Council; Lower East Side/Chinatown AmeriCorps; Pace Education Alliance; Pace Office of Multicultural Affairs; United Chinese Student Association; and Asian Culture/Filipino Society.

January 30, 2003

Contact: Bill Caldwell, Pace University, (212) 346-1597, wcaldwell@pace.edu

MEDIA ADVISORY

WHAT: “19th Annual Chinese New Year Extravaganza: Year of the Sheep 4701,” presented by Pace University’s School of Education, along with A.R.T.S., Inc., Chinese-American Planning Council; Lower East Side/Chinatown AmeriCorps; Pace Education Alliance; Pace Office of Multicultural Affairs; United Chinese Student Association; and Asian Culture/Filipino Society.

WHO: Ninety local school children from Chinatown in downtown New York will participate in this performance, featuring a Children’s Dance Extravaganza with traditional Chinese dances to celebrate the Year of the Sheep 4701. More than six hundred local school children and educators from New York City schools will come to watch the celebration. A Children’s Art Exhibit will be on display, featuring original artwork inspired by the Year of the Sheep.

WHEN: Children’s Dance Extravaganza will be held on Wednesday, February 5, 12:00 – 1:30 PM. Art exhibit will be on display from February 3 – 7. Gallery hours are Monday, February 3, 10 AM – 5:30 PM; Tuesday, February 4, 10 AM – 5:30 PM; Wednesday, February 5, 10 AM – 4 PM ; Thursday, February 6, 10 AM -5:30 PM; and Friday, February 7, 10 AM -3 PM.

WHERE: Pace University, The Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts Theater (located on Spruce Street between Gold Street and Park Row), One Pace Plaza, New York, NY. Art exhibit will be on display in the Fingesten Gallery at One Pace Plaza.

For more information, contact Margaret Dowling at 212-346-1444 or chinesenewyear@hotmail.com .

Pace University Department of Performing Arts Presents “HAMLET”

In the roster of Shakespeare’s works HAMLET is the play which, for centuries, has gripped audiences, artists and scholars with an almost hypnotic allure. Pace University’s Department of Performing Arts will present this timeless masterpiece December 5, 6, 7 and 8 at the Schimmel Center for the Arts, located in downtown Manhattan on Spruce Street between Park Row and Gold Street.

Pace University Department of Performing Arts Presents “HAMLET”

New York, NY – December 2, 2002 – In the roster of Shakespeare’s works HAMLET is the play which, for centuries, has gripped audiences, artists and scholars with an almost hypnotic allure. Pace University’s Department of Performing Arts will present this timeless masterpiece December 5, 6, 7 and 8 at the Schimmel Center for the Arts, located in downtown Manhattan on Spruce Street between Park Row and Gold Street.

Contemporary issues, of course, abound. Perhaps the Bard’s most intricate examination of a tortured mind, HAMLET is the study of a man trapped in a web of grief, disillusionment and indecision. Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, returns home for his father’s funeral and his mother’s wedding to his uncle. In a supernatural encounter, he discovers that his uncle murdered his father. His code of morals is assaulted by a barrage of questions. Is this deed so abhorrent that he must avenge it? Has he the courage to pronounce the verdict and carry out the sentence? If he does not, can he live with his decision and with himself? As his understanding of this treachery becomes more acute, he is tormented by the grim choices he must make.

Pace production sets HAMLET in the genteel world of 1920’s society. Under the direction of Dr. R.D. Woertendyke, assistant professor of theater and fine arts at Pace University’s Dyson College of Arts & Sciences, a cast of over thirty students will perform the play uncut, in its entirety.

HAMLET will be performed at Pace University from December 5 through December 8: Thursday at 7:00 pm; Friday at 7:00 pm; Saturday at 1:00 and 7:00 pm; and Sunday at 1:00 pm. Tickets are $10; students and senior citizens $7. For more information or reservations call 212-346-1883.

Pace is a comprehensive, independent university with campuses in New York City and Westchester County, and a Hudson Valley Center located at Stewart International Airport in New Windsor. More than 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, Lienhard School of Nursing and Pace Law School.

Dance as Ever To Perform at Pace University, Sept. 16-19

Dance as Ever, with artistic direction and choreography by
Leigh Witchel, will perform at Pace University on September 16th through 18th
at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday September 19th at 2:00 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 $20, and $12 for students
and senior citizens. For more information, please call the box office at
(212) 346-1715 or Dance as Ever at (212) 780-3413.

Contact: Public Affairs
(212) 346-1696

NEW YORK – Dance as Ever, with artistic direction and choreography by
Leigh Witchel, will perform at Pace University on September 16th through 18th
at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday September 19th at 2:00 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 $20, and $12 for students
and senior citizens. For more information, please call the box office at
(212) 346-1715 or Dance as Ever at (212) 780-3413.

In a premiere piece choreographed by Leigh Witchel, New York City Ballet
principal dancer Charles Askegard will perform a solo danced to Hugo Wolf’s
“Italian Serenade.” Two other works will premiere at the concert including
“Scherzo Fantastique,” a fragile, strange and beautiful waltz for four
women to music by Josef Suk and “Armature,” a work danced to Bach that
examines the anatomy of ballet. Also on the program will be a revival
of “Horizon,” an architectural and neoclassical work for three couples
danced to Bach’s Keyboard Concerto No. 1 in D Minor.

Returning company members include Mary Carpenter (Metropolitan Opera
Ballet), Morgan Goddard (New Jersey Ballet), Barry Leon (Feld Ballet,
Pennsylvania Ballet) and Ted Sothern (Washington Ballet). Joining Dance
as Ever this year are Adriana Jacinto (Joffrey Ballet) and Frances Katzen
(American Ballet Theatre) and Abraham Miha.

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.

Flamenco Latino Returns to Pace Downtown Theater, January 27-30, 2000

Flamenco Latino, the fiery music and dance troupe will perform its well-chroeographed,
beautifully costumed show that combines a blend of Flamenco dance and Latin rhythms at the
Pace Downtown Theater (3 Spruce Street in Lower Manhattan) on Thursday through Saturday, January
27-29 at 8:00 p.m., and Sunday, January 30 at 3:00 p.m. Flamenco Latino dancers blend many
diverse Hispanic cultures to create a dynamic and invigorating performance style. Tickets are
$20 and $15 for students and seniors. For more information and reservations, telephone the
Pace Downtown Theater Box Office at (212) 346-1715.

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

NEW YORK-Flamenco Latino, the fiery music and dance troupe will perform its well-chroeographed,
beautifully costumed show that combines a blend of Flamenco dance and Latin rhythms at the
Pace Downtown Theater (3 Spruce Street in Lower Manhattan) on Thursday through Saturday, January
27-29 at 8:00 p.m., and Sunday, January 30 at 3:00 p.m. Flamenco Latino dancers blend many
diverse Hispanic cultures to create a dynamic and invigorating performance style. Tickets are
$20 and $15 for students and seniors. For more information and reservations, telephone the
Pace Downtown Theater Box Office at (212) 346-1715.

Flamenco Latino (www.flamencolatino.com) was established in 1979 in New York City and has
appeared throughout the world. Guitarist/singer Basilio Georges and wife, dancer/choreographer
Aurora Reyes, are the founders and directors of Flamenco Latino, which features dancers Yloy
Ybarra, Ricardo Santiago and Yvonne Gutierrez and musicians Miguel Martiz, percussion, Sean
Kupicz, bass and cajón, Vince Cherico, percussion and Alfonso Mogaburo, flamenco singer.

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.

Jumpin’ to the Jive at Pace University Winterfest: Celebration of Swing Dancing Friday, February 5, 1999

Hey all you hepcats. . .Buzz to the beat, Jitterbug to the jazz and Twist to the tunes at Pace University’s Winterfest: Celebration of Swing Dancing. In 1999, people of all ages are turning to 1940’s swing music and dance to participate in an invigorating, and intimate form of good old fashioned entertainment. On Friday, February 5 at 8:00 p.m. at the Pace University Student Union Building, One Pace Plaza, everyone is invited to Lindyhop, Bop and do the East Coast Swing to the highly acclaimed music of the Roy Gerson Swing Orchestra. Tickets are $10 and free for Pace students and alumni. For more information, telephone the Pace Downtown Theater Box Office at (212) 346-1715.

Contact:Public Affairs
(212) 346-1696
NEW YORK-Hey all you hepcats. . .Buzz to the beat, Jitterbug to the jazz and
Twist to the tunes at Pace University’s Winterfest: Celebration of Swing
Dancing. In 1999, people of all ages are turning to 1940’s swing music and
dance to participate in an invigorating, and intimate form of good old
fashioned entertainment. On Friday, February 5 at 8:00 p.m. at the Pace
University Student Union Building, One Pace Plaza, everyone is invited to
Lindyhop, Bop and do the East Coast Swing to the highly acclaimed music of
the Roy Gerson Swing Orchestra. Tickets are $10 and free for Pace students
and alumni. For more information, telephone the Pace Downtown Theater Box
Office at (212) 346-1715.

Roy Gerson, jazz and swing pianist, will entertain the audience
with his full swing ensemble. The Roy Gerson Swing Orchestra will perform
renditions of timeless classics with energy and passion. The Orchestra
has made several television and film appearances including being featured
in The Cotton Club, and Crimes and Misdemeanors and has recorded two
swing albums.

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.

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.