Rutgers DanceWorks to Present Modern Dance Program at Fairleigh Dickinson University
Teaneck, NJ (March 28, 2006) — University DanceWorks, the touring dance company of Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, will perform a free dance program at Fairleigh Dickinson University at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, April 11. This ethnically diverse program will feature modern, acrobatic, and interpretive dances.
University DanceWorks has been in existence since 1981 and is composed of advanced B.F.A. candidates in the Department of Dance. Its artistic director, Randy James, a full time faculty member in the Department of Dance, began his training at Rutgers University. He has an international reputation as an exceptionally gifted master teacher and an emotionally evocative choreographer. The New Jersey State Council on the Arts/ Department of State honored him with a 1994-95 choreography fellowship in recognition of his artistic excellence.
Mr. James has been a guest artist at many of the most distinguished institutions throughout the United States and Europe. His performance background includes summer stock, dinner theater, regional ballet companies, and nightclub reviews. He has also performed with the Metropolitan Opera Ballet at Lincoln Center in “Aida” and he was principal dancer with Dan Wagoner & Dancers for eight years.
This event, sponsored by the Cultural Arts department of Fairleigh Dickinson’s Petrocelli College.
Press contact: Scott Giglio, University Public Relations
973 443 8756