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NYC's Elisa Monte Dance Company to hold residency at Dickinson State

Posted on 1/5/2012

The Elisa Monte Dance Company of New York City has scheduled a week-long residency at Dickinson State University, Jan. 22-27. The company will work with students at DSU, Dickinson High School, Trinity High School and surrounding area high schools and dance studios. The company also will be teaching yoga classes at West River Community Center and movement classes at both Hawks Point and at Able, Inc. The dance company will offer master dance classes in jazz and modern dance, as well as a choreography seminar.

"We have been privileged over the past 10 years to host several professional dance companies in Dickinson, but this is the first time we have been honored to host a company from New York City," said Pattie Carr, director of the DSU Wellness Program. "This is a monumental event for Dickinson and for the southwest corner of North Dakota. We would not be able to host this company without the generous support of North Dakota Council on the Arts, ArtsMidwest and DOT Safe Communities."

The Elisa Monte Dance Company of New York City was founded in 1981 by world renowned choreographer, Elisa Monte, who has performed as a professional dancer since age 11. The company has gone on to tour throughout the United States and in more than 40 countries in Europe, Asia and the Americas.

This residency was made possible through grants from ArtsMidwest, North Dakota Council on the Arts and DOT Safe Communities. The residency will conclude with a dance performance Friday, Jan. 27, at 7:30 p.m. in Dorothy Stickney Auditorium, May Hall. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Reservations can be made by calling 483-2154 weekdays after 12 p.m.

If interested in attending a class or workshop, contact Pattie Carr at 701-483-2194 or

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