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The Seton Hill University Theatre and Dance Program will present “Dance Spectrum” May 9-11, 2014 at the Seton Hill University Performing Arts Center, William Granger Ryan Theatre. Tickets are $16, with student and group rates available. Call the Seton Hill Performing Arts Center Box Office for tickets at 724-552-2929 or purchase tickets online.

Performances: Friday, May 9, 8 p.m.; Saturday, May 10, 8 p.m.; Sunday, May 11, 2 p.m. There will be a talkback with choreographers immediately following the performance on Friday, May 9.

“Dance Spectrum” presents a variety of choreographic styles, from ballet to modern to Broadway and features solo, duet and ensemble numbers. When Two Rivers Meet, a collaborative effort between Seton Hill and The Spilling Ink Project, a multi-arts organization based in Washington, D.C. that has a mission to interpret, create, perform and present performing, visual and literary arts of India and the diaspora, will be highlighted. University dancers have been working with Vijay Palaparty and Nalini Prakash of The Spilling Ink Project since the fall of 2013 learning classical Indian dance. These dancers will be joined by a group choreographed by Seton Hill dance faculty TaMara Swank and Stefan Zubal, who are working in a modern style influenced by the classical Indian style. The two groups will dance together in a section of the work created by all four choreographers. Other pieces include: Bach (Again), which features Seton Hill’s Una Voce choir conducted by Dr. Mark Boyle, assistant professor of music; Open and Close; Phenomenal Woman; The Rosemary Clooney Suite, and Awakening the Witch.

The Seton Hill student company of “Dance Spectrum” includes dancers Brittany Anderson of Waveland, Miss.; Rachel Friend of Franklin, Tenn.; Kelsey Greco of Beaver Falls, Pa.; Kaitlyn Hardiman of Virginia Beach, Va.; Taylor Horton of Everett, Pa.; Zuri Hodge of Verona, Pa.; Rachael Kopetsky of Latrobe, Pa.; Hannah Lamberto of Cranberry Township, Pa.; Lindsey Lawrence of Carnegie, Pa.; Heather Long of Jeannette, Pa.; Julie Longwell of Moon Township, Pa.; Jenna Luczka of Connellsville, Pa., Taylor Maholic of Jeannette, Pa.; Anna McDunn of Allison Park, Pa.; Michele Mellick of Pittsburgh, Pa.; Katie Montefiori of North East, Pa.; Ashley Novak of Uniontown, Pa.; Kate O’Neill of Cranberry Township, Pa.; Chelsea Pawlak of Belle Vernon, Pa.; Katelynn Reist of Cleona, Pa.; Sara Smith of Greensburg, Pa., Leanna Stewart of Lower Burrell, Pa.; Selena Vinciguerra of East Pittsburgh, Pa.; Nicole Wolowski of Finleyville, Pa.; and Courtney Woodhall of New Kensington, Pa.

The Seton Hill student production and technical staff includes Dominika Carroll of Shady Cove, Ore. as hair and make up stylist; Elena Falgione of Glenshaw, Pa. as hair and make up stylist; Megan Henderson of Columbia, Md. as wig designer; Jessica Hyland of Chemung, N.Y. as wardrobe manager; Tyler Kluck of Pittsburgh, Pa., as associate lighting designer; Brittany Lamb of Suffolk, Va., as stage manager; Nikki Makos of Coplay, Pa., as dresser; Jayme Martin of McAlisterville, Pa. as assistant stage manager; Anna McDunn of Allison Park, Pa. as assistant to the costume designer; P.J. McMahon of Gibsonia, Pa. as dresser; Gregory Messmer of Jefferson Hills, Pa. as light board operator; Jamie Pasquinelli of Jefferson Hills, Pa. as hair and make-up stylist; Kristina Riggans of New Castle, Pa. as sound board operator; Abigail Sarnacki of Lake Orion, Mich. as assistant stage manager; Sienna Sears of St. Lois, Mo. as house manager; William Smolter of Glenshaw, Pa. as properties manager; Natalie Spanner of Bethel Park, Pa. as hair and make-up manager.

“Dance Spectrum” is choreographed by TaMara Swank, assistant professor, dance; Stefan Zubal, assistant professor, dance; and Nicole Slavin, adjunct instructor. Student Ashley Novak of Uniontown, Pa. serves as assistant to the choreographer for Awakening the Witch. Katie Montefiori of North East, Pa serves as assistant choreographer for The Rosemary Clooney Suite. Julie Longwell of Moon Township, Pa. and Katelynn Reist of Cleona, Pa. are assistant choreographers for Bach (Again), while Rachel Friend is assistant to guest choreographers Vijay Palaparty and Nalini Prakash of The Spilling Ink Project for Two Rivers Dance as One.

The Seton Hill University technical staff for the production includes Ken Clothier, assistant professor, theatre, lighting designer; Mindy Eshelman, adjunct instructor, theatre, costume designer and costume director; Vincent Lobello, technical director; and Kellee Van Aken, assistant professor, theatre, artistic director.