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Student Dancers Find New Role as Choreographers

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The Model Secondary School for the Deaf's (MSSD’s) 28th winter dance concert, World Dance Express 2010, originally scheduled for the evenings of February 5 and 6, was postponed due to the severe snow storms in the Washington, D.C., area. Audiences will have another opportunity to see the concert on February 26 and 27.

World Dance Express 2010 will take audiences on a journey through dances from cultures around the globe, including India, West Africa, Japan, and the United States.

"We are thrilled to bring to the MSSD stage again this year outstanding professional dance companies. The concert gives our students an opportunity to experience professional companies close up. They see how the choreographers create dance numbers with movement, lights, and costumes," said Yola Rozynek, concert director and performing arts specialist. "Our guest artists inspire our students to reach for the stars in their own career plans."

World Dance Express 2010 will showcase MSSD dancers and guest dance companies from the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. The concert features a variety of dance genres, including hip hop, jazz, multicultural, modern, funk, emotional, Latino, West African, classical Indian, and traditional Japanese. The guest companies performing this year are the Eleanor Roosevelt High School Dance Company, the Wild Zappers, the National Deaf Dance Theater, the Nrityalaya School of Indian Classical Odissi Dance, the Shizumi Kodomo Dance Troupe, the Flux Fusion Dance Group, and guest soloist Ameena Patterson.

This year’s outstanding choreographers include Fred Beam, Michelle Banks, Baranda Johnson, and Rozynek. Three MSSD student choreographers—James Carter, Wade Green, and Adrian Saylor—will debut original works for Latin, modern, and multicultural/modern dances, respectively.

Performance Dates
Friday, February 26, at 8 p.m.
Saturday, February 27, at 8 p.m.

Tickets and Reservations
$5 - Adults
$4 - Students and senior citizens with I.D.
$3 - per person for school group tickets

To reserve tickets, e-mail Yolanta.Rozynek@gallaudet.edu, call (202) 651-5031 (Voice) or (202) 651-5636 (TTY), or fax (202) 651-5109.