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Loyola University ballet presents spring performance

April 25, 2008

The Loyola University New Orleans ballet celebrates National Dance Week by presenting its spring performance on April 25 and 26, at 8 p.m., in Roussel Performance Hall.

Directed by Laura Zambrano and Gayle Parmelee, the performance includes various character and contemporary works including Act 2 from Minkus’ “La Bayadère.”

Featured performers include students from Loyola’s acclaimed ballet program and New Orleans dance companies, Komenka Ethnic Dance Ensemble and D’Project. Other guests include Kimberly Beck and Kenneth Bryan, both former students of Loyola’s ballet program. Guest choreographers include Gilbert Rome, Eddy Villalta, Cheryl O’Sullivan, Daniel Gianfala, John Rodi and student choreographer, Colleen Murphy, a foreign language senior from New Orleans.

National Dance Week, commended by President George W. Bush as “an opportunity for people to celebrate and recognize dance as a unique and inspiring art form,” was established to bring greater recognition to dance as an art. During the week, held annually at the end of April, various dance organizations from across the country celebrate by presenting educational and programmatic concerts for all ages.

The Loyola ballet has been presenting semi-annual ballet performances to the public for the past 42 years. This performance is presented as part of Loyola University’s Montage Fine and Performing Arts Series.

Tickets are $12 for general admission and $8 for all students and Loyola faculty and staff. For ticket information, please visit www.montage.loyno.edu or call (504) 865-2074.

For more information, contact Sean Snyder in the Office of Public Affairs at (504) 861-5882, or email smsnyder@loyno.edu.

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