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Date: Monday, April 15, 2013
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 974-7642

For Immediate Release

The Spring 2013 Great Leaps Dance Concert takes place at the University of Hawai╩╗i at Hilo Performing Arts Center on Saturday, April 27 at 2 pm and at 7:30 pm. The shows offer an array of 11 different styles and moods in choreography, showcasing over 100 dancers.

Faculty Celeste Staton, Annie Bunker and Kea Kapahua will span the fields of modern technique, jazz dance entertainment and ballet. The advanced ballet class fuses the talents of the dancers in their choreographic contributions, including Irish step dancing, jazz and contemporary techniques threaded with classical ballet.

Guest choreographer Trina Nahm Mijo presents an ocean-inspired dance with the UH Hilo Dance Ensemble. UH Hilo seniors Scott Wuscher and Stephanie Whitehall have joined together to create a duet filled with passion and intricate partner work. Meika Wilde, also a UH Hilo senior, performs her Directed Studies project. Dori Yamada, a long-time favorite dancer/choreographer on the UHHPAC stage, will not disappoint with another innovative creation.

Tickets are $7 General, and $5 Seniors, Students & Children. This is an open seating event. Call 974-7310 to order by phone. For disability accommodations, contact Heidi Veilleux at 933-3209 (V) or 933-3334(TTY) at least 10 working days prior to the event.

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