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November AT PENN

Parsons Dance Company

Rock N’Roll Premieres to Music

Parsons Dance Company returns to Penn with two Rock N’ Roll premieres to music by Earth Wind and Fire, and The Dave Matthews Band, November 10-12 at the Annenberg Center. Known for its witty, intelligent, playful and entertaining dances, Parsons Dance Company performs “Shining Star,” a suite of dances choreographed by founder David Parsons, to the timeless songs of Earth Wind and Fire. “Shining Star” revolves around a couple in love and is set to fun-loving songs such as ‘That’s The Way of the World,” “September,” “Can’t Hide Love,” and “Shining Star.” David Parsons wants his work to be seen, appreciated and understood. He noted when he set the piece on the Alvin Ailey dance troupe, “I’m a universalist. I want audiences, wherever they are, to relate the ballet to their own experiences.” The program includes a work to The Dave Matthews Band and Parsons’ signature work “Caught.” Performances will take place Thursday, November 10 at 7:30 p.m., November 11 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, November 12 at 2 & 8 p.m. at Zellerbach Theatre. Tickets may be purchased by calling the Annenberg Center Box Office at (215) 898-3900.

Above, Kate Skarpetowska, Brian McGinnis, and Mia McSwain.

 

Readings/Signings

11 Excelano Fall Show: Pass/Fail; spoken word; 8 p.m.; Auditorium, Houston Hall; $6/at door, $5/on Locust Walk. Also November 12.

13 Selections from the Contexts Collection by Artists in Prison; reception: 2 p.m.; The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut St. (Books Through Bars).

Talks

8  Don’t Get Me Started: A Meditation on the Future of Jewish Stand-Up Comedy; Donald Weber, Mount Holyoke College; 5 p.m.; Auditorium, NEB (Jewish Studies Program).

11 Mechanisms of Transitional Regulation; Robert Tjian, University of California, Berkley; 2 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar).

Deadlines: The deadline for the December AT PENN calendar is today, November 8. For information see www.upenn.edu/almanac/calendar/caldead-real.html.

 

 



 
  Almanac, Vol. 52, No. 11, November 8, 2005

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