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.

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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.

The Willis Ballet presents St. Petersburg Ballet Theatre of Konstantine Tachkine at Pace University, February 4, 2000

The Willis Ballet presents the St. Petersburg Ballet Theatre of
Konstantine Tachkine at The Schimmel Center for the Arts, Pace University,
3 Spruce Street in lower Manhattan, on Friday, February 4, 2000 at 8:00 p.m.
Tickets are $15 and $10 for students and seniors. For more information,
telephone the Pace University Downtown Theater Box Office at (212) 346-1715.

Contact: Public Affairs
(212) 346-1696
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NEW YORK- The Willis Ballet presents the St. Petersburg Ballet Theatre of
Konstantine Tachkine at The Schimmel Center for the Arts, Pace University,
3 Spruce Street in lower Manhattan, on Friday, February 4, 2000 at 8:00 p.m.
Tickets are $15 and $10 for students and seniors. For more information,
telephone the Pace University Downtown Theater Box Office at (212) 346-1715.

This distinguished Russian ballet company will perform dances including
“Aurora’s Wedding” from Sleeping Beauty (Music: Tchaikovsky; Choreography:
Petipa), “The Dying Swan” (Music: Saint-Saens; Choreography: Fokine) and “Pas
de Deux” from Le Corsaire (Music: Drigo; Choreography: Petipa). Also on
the night’s program is the world premiere of The Diamond Ballet (Music:
Jenkins; Choreography: Willis-Aarnio). These performances will feature the
acclaimed company soloists, Tatiana Prine and Niazov Novfel-along with many
more.

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.

Visit the new Center for Cultural Affairs website at www.pace.edu/culture

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.

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
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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.

Contact: Public Affairs
(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
News@Pace.Edu

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.

Spanish playwright to recite work at the Pace Downtown Theater

Two plays written by one of Spain’s most intriguing and controversial female voices to emerge on the theater scene during the post-Francoist era, will be performed on Tuesday, September 30 at 7 p.m. in the Pace Downtown Theater on Spruce Street in lower Manhattan. A reception and discussion with the playwright will follow the performances. General admission is $5. For more information, call: (212) 346-1715.

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NEW YORK — Two plays written by one of Spain’s most intriguing and
controversial female voices to emerge on the theater scene during the post-Francoist era,
will be performed on Tuesday, September 30 at 7 p.m. in the Pace Downtown Theater on
Spruce Street in lower Manhattan. A reception and discussion with the playwright will
follow the performances. General admission is $5. For more information, call:
(212) 346-1715.

Playwright Paloma Pedrero, born in Madrid, has written 15 plays, all of which has
been performed on stage in Spain. She will recite in Spanish her play Solos esta noche
(“Alone tonight”) with Robert Muro. A second play, “Longing to be Lauren” (La
llamada de Lauren), will be performed in English under the direction of Chris Mack.

Among Pedrero’s works are La noche dividida (“A Night Divided”), El color de
agosto (“The Color of August”), Locas de amar (“Love Crazy”) and Esta noche en el
parque (“Tonight in the Park”). She has expanded the boundaries of realist theater by
including, redefining and more often than not, satirizing many of the “sacred cows” of
Spanish culture and literary tradition.

Her creative and artistic versatility as playwright, stage and screen actress, theater
teacher, director and producer reveal a multifaceted knowledge of the dramatic genre and
a dynamic commitment to the Spanish stage. Her work has gained her not only national
recognition, but it has enjoyed international attention as well.

The program is sponsored by the Modern Languages Department in Pace
University’s Dyson College of Arts and Science and the Spanish-student organization
Tertulias.