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Dance lectures by Daniel Lewis

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 5:30pm
Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 5:30pm
Zurn Hall 114

Daniel Lewis, a renowned dance educator and former dancer with the José Limón Dance Company, will present a pair of public lectures at Mercyhurst University April 29 and 30. On April 29 he’ll discuss dance and technology, and on April 30 he’ll explore the career of dance legend Jose Limón. Both talks are in Zurn Hall 114 and begin at 5:30 p.m. Lewis will be in Erie to stage The Waldstein Sonata, the work Limón was working on at the time of his death in 1971, for the Mercyhurst Dancers’ Raw Edges concert in May. Lewis and colleague Nancy Jordan carefully reconstructed the Limón work, and students began learning it from Jordan during Mercyhurst’s January term. Both lectures are free and open to the public. The residencies by Lewis and Jordan have been funded with grants from the Pennsylvania Partners of the Arts, Erie Arts and Culture, Mercyhurst Lecture Series, Academic Enrichment Grant and the Dance Department. For information, call 824-2256.