Student dancers leave 'Nutcracker' on the shelf

DANCE

December 18, 1997|By Judith Green

Even with a "Nutcracker" lurking on every corner, not all little dancers are preoccupied with mice and sugarplums.

About 175 of them are quietly attending classes and preparing for an end-of-term performance at Towson University.

Towson's Children's Dance Division, directed by Karen Muccioli, will present a spectrum of styles at its winter recital, including ballet, modern dance, jazz, tap and musical theater dance.

Among the repertory will be "Boogaboo," a quirky jazz work; "Hot Lunch Jam," a tap teaser about cafeteria crowds; and "Et tu, Brute," a contemporary pointe piece about betrayal. Faculty choreographers include Muccioli, Gloria Lang, Patricia Enoch and Jennifer Kohler.

The students range in age from 7 to 18 and come from the five-county Baltimore area as well as Pennsylvania.

The Children's Dance Division will perform at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday in Stephens Hall Theater, 7800 York Road, on the Towson University campus. There is no admission charge, but tickets are required. Call 410-830-2787.

Pub Date: 12/18/97

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