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December 2010 Theater/Dance Calendar

November 11, 2010 | by Judy Moore
EVANSTON, Ill. --- The School of Communication’s dance program will host four presentations of “Sharks Before Drowning,” a new choreographic work performed by guest ensemble Molly Shanahan/Mad Shak Dance, an innovative Chicago-based contemporary dance company.

The dance concert is open to the public and will take place on the Evanston campus. A description of the event and ticket information follows.


Molly Shanahan/Mad Shak, “Sharks Before Drowning,” 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2; 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3; 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4; and 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, Marjorie Ward Marshall Dance Center, Ballroom Studio, 10 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston campus. Molly Shanahan/Mad Shak, a critically acclaimed contemporary dance company based in Chicago, will present a new ensemble work titled “Sharks Before Drowning.” Shanahan, a Northwestern dance faculty member, is the artistic director of Molly Shanahan/Mad Shak, which she founded in 1994. “Sharks Before Drowning” is the latest installment in Shanahan’s “Stamina of Curiosity” series, a multi-year movement project. Shanahan will perform the new piece with company dancers Kristina Fluty, Ben Law and Jessie Marasa. Seating is limited; advance ticket purchases are recommended. Single-tickets are $20 for the general public; $15 for Northwestern faculty and staff; and $10 for full-time students with IDs. To order advance tickets online, visit www.madshak.com. Tickets also will be sold at the door prior to each concert. The event is presented by the dance program of Northwestern University’s School of Communication.

Nathalie Rayter, a senior in the School of Education and Social Policy, contributed to this story.

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