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March 2009 Theatre/Dance Calendar

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February 9, 2009
EVANSTON, Ill. --- The Theatre and Interpretation Center (TIC) at Northwestern University will continue its 2008-09 season in March.

Danceworks 2009, featuring the choreography of Northwestern's dance faculty and guest artists, opens Feb. 27 and runs through March 8. The season will continue with the department of performance studies' presentation of "The Winter Barrel: Stories by Eileen Cherry-Chandler" (March 4 to 7), an adaptation of stories by a School of Communication alumna. March will close with the Jump Rhythm Jazz Project's entertaining and educational audience-interactive lecture-demonstration on the subject of rhythm (March 7).

The department of performance studies has scheduled two graduate recitals that will feature four works created by first-year Northwestern graduate students. The one-person shows are developed from each student's research.

Performances are open to the public and will take place in venues on Northwestern's Evanston campus, as noted.

Single tickets to all productions may be purchased by phone through the Theatre and Interpretation Center Box Office at (847) 491-7282 or at the door prior to each performance. Tickets also are on sale at the Theatre and Interpretation Center Box Office or online at
http://www.tic.northwestern.edu.

Optional dinner packages are now available before any performance at two downtown Evanston restaurants. GIO, 1631 Chicago Ave., offers Northern Italian cuisine. A dinner ticket, including an appetizer, entrée, dessert and coffee or tea may be purchased for $20. Tapas Barcelona, 1615 Chicago Ave., offers a wide variety of small plates. A dinner including a selection of assorted tapas, dessert and coffee or tea may be purchased for $25. Prices are exclusive of performance tickets, tax and gratuity. Packages may be purchased through the Theatre and Interpretation Center Box Office at (847) 491-7282.

The Theatre and Interpretation Center's March 2009 calendar will include:

"Danceworks 2009," 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27; 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28; 2 p.m. Sunday, March 1; 8 p.m. Thursday, March 5; 8 p.m. Friday, March 6; 8 p.m. Saturday, March 7; and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 8, Josephine Louis Theater, 20 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston campus. The program will feature a vibrant display of tap, Jump Rhythm Jazz, ballet, modern and contemporary dance forms by nationally and internationally renowned Northwestern Dance Program faculty choreographers and guest artists. It will be performed by Northwestern student dancers. Susan A. Lee, coordinator of the Northwestern University Dance Program, is artistic director. Single tickets are $20 for the general public; $18 for senior citizens and Northwestern faculty and staff; and $10 for full-time students and children.

Performance Hour, "The Winter Barrel: Stories by Eileen Cherry-Chandler," 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 4; 8 p.m. Thursday, March 5; 8 p.m. Friday, March 6; and 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, March 7, Annie May Swift Studio Space, 1920 Campus Drive. Adapted and directed by Paul Edwards, associate professor, department of performance studies, this hour-long staging of a trilogy of stories by Northwestern alumna Eileen Cherry-Chandler -- "The Winter Barrel," "Her Crowning Glory" and "Rosalind's Song" -- is set in Chicago's near west side. In the wake of the riots of the late 1960s, a young girl from Alabama comes north to live with her great aunt. She quickly learns to defend herself from tough girls in the neighborhood, and helps a new friend "strike a blow for decency." Admission is free.

"Jump Rhythm Technique and the Language of Rhythm," 10 a.m. Saturday, March 7, Josephine Louis Theater. The Emmy Award-winning Jump Rhythm Jazz Project will present an entertaining and educational audience-interactive lecture-demonstration on rhythm. Rhythm is the universal language of communication that tells our hearts how to beat, our feet how to run, our voices how to sing and our bodies how to dance. General admission is $5.

Graduate Recital, Ashley Black and Edwin Corbin, 7 p.m. Friday, March 13, Annie May Swift Studio Space, 1920 Campus Drive. This hourlong program will feature two one-person works presented by first-year Northwestern graduate students. Each 30-minute work is developed from the student's research area. Admission is free.

Graduate Recital, Jessica Mills and Kareem Khubchandani, 7 p.m. Saturday, March 14, Mussetter-Struble Theater, 1949 Campus Drive.
This hourlong program will feature two one-person works presented by first-year graduate students. Each 30-minute work is developed from the student's research area. Admission is free.
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