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Terry Beck, Samantha Kenney performing original dance event in Fredonia Opera House
Monday, April 22, 2013

“WAITERS,” an original ballroom dance tour de force choreographed and directed by Terry Beck, voice and movement teacher in the Theatre and Dance Department, will be performed by faculty, alumni and students of SUNY Fredonia along with professionals from the Buffalo arts community on Thursday, May 16, through Sunday, May 19 at 7:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House.

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“WAITERS” combines modern and ballroom dance with strong theatrical performances to create an evening’s length dramatic tour de force. Ten characters come together in their search for love and connection in a theatre transformed into a ballroom. The storyline is revealed in the lyrics of songs from the thirties, forties, fifties and sixties. WAITERS is funny, tragic, powerful and always timely dance-theatre that audiences around the world have embraced.

Performers include Beck, Elaine Gardner of Pick of the Crop Dance Company, Phil Wackerfuss of LehrerDance, and Travis Widrick of Buffalo’s premiere tango organization, Tango X. Also dancing will be SUNY Fredonia faculty member Samantha Kenney, and Amanda Sahr, Rick Doetterl, Noelle Lazor, and Steve Russell.

“WAITERS” was originally created in Philadelphia for Terry Beck Troupe under the direction of Terry Beck and Nancy B. Hill, artistic directors/choreographers and performers. The performance at the Fredonia Opera House will be the first reconstruction of the work since its performance at the London Institute of Contemporary Art.

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