Ohio Wesleyan to Host Double/Take Dance Performance

Duo to Take Stage Dec. 1 as Part of University’s 2012-2013 Performing Arts Series

Dance artists Karl Rogers and Meghan Durham will perform Dec. 1 on the Main Stage in Chappelear Drama Center as part of Ohio Wesleyan University’s 2012-2013 Performing Arts Series. (Photo courtesy of DOUBLE/TAKE)

DELAWARE, Ohio – Ohio Wesleyan University’s 2012-2013 Performing Arts Series will continue Dec. 1 with DOUBLE/TAKE, an evening-length dance performance featuring music commissioned from a range of internationally recognized artists.

The DOUBLE/TAKE performance will begin at 8 p.m. Dec. 1 on the Main Stage in Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave., Delaware, on the Ohio Wesleyan campus. The evening showcases Meghan Durham and Karl Rogers – local dance artists who maintain strong ties with the larger dance community.

DOUBLE/TAKE is an ongoing creative endeavor between Durham, based in Columbus, Ohio, and Rogers, based in Rochester, N.Y. The current performance features three commissioned duets – one each by Stephen Koester, Mariko Yamada, and Lisa Race. Two solo works, one choreographed and performed each by Durham and Rogers, completes the evening. The performance also includes original music by composer Michael Wall.

Tickets for this and each Performing Arts Series event are $20 for general admission and $5 for senior citizens and non-Ohio Wesleyan students (with a valid school ID). Tickets are free for Ohio Wesleyan students and employees with a valid university ID. Tickets may be purchased online at www.ticketweb.com, by phone message at (740) 368-3629, or by e-mail at paseries@owu.edu.

Ohio Wesleyan’s 2012-2013 Performing Arts Series will conclude in February when classical and Latin guitarist David Burgess performs at 8 p.m. Feb. 22 in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware.

Praised by musicians and critics worldwide, Burgess is recognized as one of today’s outstanding guitarists. His international appearances as a soloist and chamber musician have taken him to concert halls throughout North and South America, Europe, and the Far East. First prize winner in the Andrés Segovia Fellowship Competition in New York City, he also has earned top honors in the Ponce International Competition in Mexico City and the 31st International Music Competition in Munich. The Greenwich (Conn.) Time newspaper described one of his live performances as “hauntingly beautiful, tastefully phrased with exquisite nuance and yet with an aristocratic understatement that held his audience spellbound.”

Learn more about the Ohio Wesleyan Performing Art Series at http://pas.owu.edu.

Founded in 1842, Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation’s premier small, private universities. Ohio Wesleyan offers more than 90 undergraduate majors, sequences, and courses of study, and 23 NCAA Division III varsity sports. OWU combines an internationally focused curriculum with off-campus learning and leadership opportunities that connect classroom theory with real-world practice. Located in Delaware, Ohio, OWU’s 1,850 students represent 41 states and 45 countries. The university is featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives,” listed on the 2012 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with distinction, and included on the “best colleges” lists of U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review. Learn more at www.owu.edu.

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