Arts Bound Schoolday Series presents Philadanco! The Philadelphia Dance Company


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Image: PhildancoWho: The Quick Center for the Arts' Arts Bound Schoolday Series and Philadanco, the internationally recognized dance company, celebrated for its innovation, creativity, and preservation of predominantly African-American traditions in dance.

What: The dance troupe Philadanco, who perform at the Quick Center that evening (8 p.m.), will present a lecture/demonstration workshop illustrating the company's stylistic and choreographic dynamism while paying homage to some figures in dance history that helped shape and build American character and culture. Over 600 elementary and middle school students from the immediate area will be in attendance.

When: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Friday, January 20, 2012

Where: Fairfield University's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts

Location: The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts is located on the campus of Fairfield University at 1073 North Benson Road in Fairfield, Connecticut. Entrance to the Quick Center is through the Barlow Road gate at 200 Barlow Road. Fairfield University is located off exit 22 of Interstate-95. For further information and directions, call (203) 254-4010 or 1-877-278-7396, or visit www.fairfield.edu/quick

Participating Schools: Partial list of attendees: Bryant School (Bridgeport), Classical Studies Academy, Bridgeport Early Learning Center, Thomas Hooker Elementary School (Bridgeport), Madison School (Bridgeport), Multi-cultural Magnet School, Park City Magnet School, Chalk Home School (Seymour), Wilbur Cross School (Bridgeport).

Arts Bound Schoolday Series: is an integral educational and artistic outreach resource provided by Fairfield University's Quick Center for the Arts and available to all pre-school, elementary school and middle school students. The program is currently utilized by over 3,000 students throughout Fairfield County. "Providing enriching and enlivening educational programs for children in the greater-Fairfield region is an essential part of the Quick Center mission," said Gary Wood, Director of the Quick Center. "In all my years of being involved in the arts and education, I am repeatedly reminded about the way the arts can ignite the imaginations of young people, raise their spirits, and encourage them to go off and do their very best work. The Quick Center brings in national and international performers plus art exhibitions in the Walsh Gallery that simply must be seen by these young people, and we work diligently to coordinate visits by as many children and families as we can."

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Media Contact: Mike Horyczun, (203) 254-4000 ext. 2647, mhoryczun@fairfield.edu

Posted on January 20, 2012

Vol. 44, No. 170