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Iris Rosa
African American Dance Company

George Vlahakis
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Last modified: Tuesday, March 18, 2003

African American Dance Company to present sixth annual dance workshop March 28-29

EDITORS: In addition to the media contacts listed, you may find it useful to contact Lori Madl, assistant to the director of the African American Dance Company, at 812-856-0425 or; or Martha Dutra, communications/marketing specialist at the African American Arts Institute, at 812-856-1797 or Workshop pictures are available to the media upon request.

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The Indiana University African American Dance Company will present its sixth annual Dance Workshop at the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center at IU Bloomington on March 28-29.

Under director Iris Rosa, the IU African American Dance Company has become noted for its high energy, rhythm, precision and grace. The dance company captures and delivers the spirit of dance styles of the African Diaspora. Its repertoire includes original choreography in a fusion of modern, jazz, African and Latin American dance styles. Rosa also is a professor of African American and African Diaspora Studies.

The Dance Workshop will run from 1 to 9 p.m. on March 28 and from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on March 29. The Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center is located at 275 N. Jordan Ave., at the corner of Jordan Avenue and Seventh Street.

The public is invited. Full registration includes two Friday classes and three Saturday classes for $50 (adults) or $30 (17 and under). Single-day registration includes all activities for the selected day. Friday's session will cost $25/$15 (adult/child) and Saturday's session, $35/$20 (adult/child). The public can also benefit from a single class, if preferred, for a fee of $15/$6 (adult/child). Tickets will be available at the door at the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center.

Friday's program will include Haitian and Afro Cuban workshops, plus a panel discussion with artists entitled, "The Black Dance Experience: The Role of Dance in Civil Rights, Community and Education." On Saturday, workshops on Horton and Dunham techniques, African Ghanaian, Drums, and Salsa, among others, will be offered all day, as well as additional panel sessions.

Guest artists include Joan Burroughs of Florida A&M University; Rogelio Kindelan of Guantanamo, Cuba; Bernard Woma of Ghana, West Africa; and Elana Anderson of Deeply Rooted Productions in Chicago. The Dance Workshop will close with a dance showcase at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday.

The event is sponsored by the IU Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, the African American Arts Institute, and the Office of the Vice President for Student Development and Diversity, as well as by Mobilizing for Just America and the Jane Fox Fund.