Dance at festival

July 09, 1998|By Judith Green

Towson University's dance faculty, graduates and friends are in the spotlight this weekend at the Maryland Arts Festival.

"Making Headways in Dance" features ballet, modern, jazz and tap works by faculty member Jaye Knutson; Priscilla Kaufhold, artistic director of Kinetics Dance Theater in Ellicott City; Cara Anderson Etris, director of its school; and Scott Rink, a dancer with the Lar Lubovitch Company and founder of his own troupe, Dance Rink. He will bring dancer Lenna Parr from his company.

Others include Jakki Padovano of Maryland Movement Theater; Kista Tucker of the faculty of the State University of New York at Brockport; and Renata Zilionis, a staff member in Towson's Children's Dance Division. Towson grads Robin Cantone, now teaching for a studio on Long Island, and Keedra L. Stevenson, who toured with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, will return for this program.

Three works -- "The Caregivers," "Silent No More" and "Rough Cuts" -- are by Tucker. Kaufhold and Etris will perform an excerpt from "The Crunch," a piece about our overscheduled lives, to the accompaniment of a time management consultant's motivational tapes. Padovano has written the text as well as choreographed "Longing." Cantone will dance "Shades of Grey" and Knutson "Solo for Red Fox."

The performance is at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Concert Hall of the Fine Arts Center, Osler and Cross Campus drives, Towson University. Tickets are $10. Call 410-830-2787.

Pub Date: 7/09/98

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