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LA ROCHE COLLEGE PRESENTS BODIOGRAPHY CONTEMPORARY BALLETíS 12TH ANNUAL MULTIPLICITY CONCERT
STUDENTS AND PROFESSIONAL DANCERS TO SHARE BYHAM THEATER STAGE


10/16/2013

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 16, 2013 – Dance majors from La Roche College will perform at the Byham Theater during Bodiography Contemporary Ballet’s 12th Annual Multiplicity Concert on Nov. 15 and 16 at 8 p.m.

Presented by La Roche, Multiplicity will feature collaborative and artistic work while exploring each choreographer’s vision and talent. Students will share the stage with other Bodiography dancers and Founding Artistic and Executive Director Maria Caruso, chair of La Roche’s performing arts department. The College’s unique partnership with Bodiography allows students to expand their artistic development and technical refinement in a real-world setting, an experience Ms. Caruso said gives students an edge in today’s workforce.

“Bodiography has provided numerous opportunities for our students to be nurtured by a company of esteemed artists on a regular basis.  Providing students with varying artistic voices offers them a platform to express a range of movement genres and become proficient in performing at a high level in a professional environment,” Ms. Caruso said.

La Roche student Christina DiMarco of Jefferson Hills, Pa. said Bodiography gave her an early start in her career. “The opportunity to work with Bodiography and its company members is a rare and unique experience for college students. It allows us to understand how a dance company operates,” she said. “And Multiplicity will give us the opportunity to work with professional dancers on the Byham stage.”

Multiplicity’s first act will highlight three works by Bodiography members Kelly Basil, Kirstie Corso and Amanda Fisher. Ms. Caruso’s latest work, “Lux Aeterna,” will sweep through the stage to the sounds of the Westmoreland Choral Society, under the direction of Thomas Octave in the second half of the evening. Introducing premiere works, Ms. Caruso and Mr. Octave will share the stage in a powerful vocal and movement duet to Nancy Galbraith’s “Ave Maria.” The evening also will feature premiere works by Nicole Flasch, Melissa Tyler, Jessica Borowoczyk and Ms. Corso.

Both evenings will include dance-inspired sculptural and photographic work by Eric Rosé. Tickets are available at www.pgharts.org or 412-456-6666.  General admission tickets are $30, with student and senior discount tickets available.

About La Roche College: A private, Catholic, co-educational college north of Pittsburgh founded by the Sisters of Divine Providence in 1963, La Roche welcomes students of all religions, ethnic origins and talents. Undergraduates may choose from more than 50 majors, including the top 10 majors most in demand among today’s college students. La Roche combines a quality educational experience with clubs, athletics, social and community volunteer activities, spiritual well-being and more to prepare students for life in a constantly changing global society.

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