posted September 11, 2000

GPS Dance Duo Sept. 25

Acclaimed New York dance duo Art
Bridgman/Myrna Packer will appear at Hope College through
the Great Performance Series on Monday, Sept. 25, at 8 p.m.
in the DeWitt Center main theatre.

Known for their charged physicality, sensuality,
humor and edge, they will collaborate live with Grammy-
winning percussionist Glen Velez in "Carried Away," an
original work exploring the desire to be literally and
figuratively "carried away." The program also includes the
1998 piece "Kata," inspired by martial arts movement, in
which they are joined onstage by their 10-year-old son,
Davy. The evening will also feature a solo piece by Velez,
considered one of the leading percussionists in the world.

Choreographers as well as performers, Bridgman and
Packer have received six National Endowment for the Arts
Choreography Fellowships, a New York Foundation for the Arts
Choreography Fellowship, and numerous other awards. Their
work has been produced in New York City by Dance Theater
Workshop, P.S. 122, Danspace Project at St. Mark's Church,
Lincoln Center's Serious Fun! Festival, and Central Park's
Summer Stage. As a duet company, they have toured
throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia performing in
festivals, art centers, and universities. Of
Bridgman/Packer, the "Washington Post" has said, "Their
dancing is at once suave, powerful, controlled, loose, and
incisive."

Tickets for the performance will be available to
Great Performance Series season coupon holders on Thursday
and Friday, Sept. 14-15, in the theatre lobby ticket office
in the DeWitt Center. Tickets for the general public will
be available beginning Monday, Sept. 18.

Tickets are $12.50 for adult admission, $10.50 for
senior citizens and $6.50 for students. Season
subscriptions for this season's seven events are also
available at $50 for adults, $42.50 for senior citizens, $22
for Hope students and $100 for families.

The DeWitt Center is located at 12th Street and
Columbia Avenue. The theatre lobby ticket office is open
Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and one hour
before each performance. Tickets can also be purchased by
calling (616) 395-7890.

All tickets are reserved seating. Additional
information may be obtained by calling the Great Performance
Series at (616) 395-6996.