Great Leaps!

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Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, 974-7642

For Immediate Release

The Performing Arts Department at the University of Hawai╩╗i at Hilo presents its end-of-semester Great Leaps Dance Concert on Wednesday and Thursday, May 4 and 5, at 7:30 pm in the Performing Arts Center. Over 150 dancers highlight this annual performance.

UH Hilo Dance classes in Ballet, Modern and the Dance Ensemble will perform original choreography by instructors Celeste Staton, Annie Bunker and guest choreographer Dori Yamada.

The Hawai╩╗i Community College class in Modern/Jazz dance to music with a traditional Irish flavor. Aerial Dance I and II perform works utilizing the floor and single-point trapezes.

Two senior projects will premiere as Sara Hayashi and Caley Kilcorse, both Performing Arts majors with a Dance emphasis, culminate their dance experiences at UH Hilo with their individually-created original works.

Other performances include a chant and hula to Pele, traditional Korean dances, and tap.

Tickets are $6 General, $4 Students, Faculty, Seniors and Children and are available at the Box Office, by calling 974-7310 or at

For disability accommodation, contact Heidi Veilleux at 933-3209 (V), 933-3334 (TTY) at least 10 working days prior to the event.

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