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Friday, Jan. 24, 2014

Modern dance performances take center stage at Oakland University's Varner Hall

  


Take Root
   Rochester, Mich. –Lovers of contemporary modern dance should take note of two upcoming events featuring Take Root and The Leopold Group. Presented by the Oakland University Dance program, the innovative dance companies will perform at 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 7 and Saturday, Feb. 8 in Varner Recital Hall.

 

Co-founded and directed by OU Dance faculty members Thayer Jonutz and Ali Woerner, Take Root is a professional dance company with a growing reputation for its collaborative, multidisciplinary approach to concepts and movement. The group performs in non-traditional spaces and aims to reach audiences directly. To learn more about Take Root, visit the website at takerootdance.com.

 

The Leopold Group, founded by Lizzie Leopold, is guaranteed to bring innovative movement creations to the stage. The Chicago-based group strives to create, promote and produce modern dance performances that are an accessible, interesting and intellectual form of communication. Read more about The Leopold Group at leopoldgroup.org.

 

Varner Recital Hall is on the Oakland University campus. Maps of the campus are available at oakland.edu/map or by searching for "Varner Hall" on a smartphone. Ample free parking will be available.

Tickets are $14 general admission and $8 for students and can be purchased in advance with no service fees at startickets.com or by phone at (800) 585-3737. They can also be purchased at the Center for Student Activities Service Window in the Oakland Center or at the Varner Hall Box Office.  For additional information, visit the oakland.edu/tickets or call (248) 370-2030.


The Leopold Group

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Oakland University, 100 Anibal House, 2200 North Squirrel Road, Rochester, MI 48309-4401
Oakland University is a doctoral, research-intensive university located in Oakland County, Michigan. The university has 139 bachelor's degree programs and 127 graduate degree and certificate programs. dedicated to delivering a distinctive undergraduate experience that is complemented by the strength of its graduate offerings and research accomplishments, Oakland University is organized into the College of Arts and Sciences, the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine and the Schools of Business Administration, Education and Human Services, Engineering and Computer Science, Health Sciences, Nursing, and The Honors College. Visit Oakland University on the web at oakland.edu.