High There!

Right: Christine Pukszyn ’04, a four-year veteran of the Moravian College Dancers. Photo: John Kish IV

If dance were any easier, it would be called football,” it says on the backs of the Moravian College Dancers’ company T-shirt.

Ain’t that the truth? Most of the young women in the company have had 10 or 12 years of dance, and they keep themselves rail-thin, take classes in their off hours, and rehearse in the evenings before they head home to hit the books.

Their spring concert at 8:00 p.m. Friday-Saturday, March 26-27, in Foy Hall features new works by students and faculty.

These include a ballet by Kathryn Washer ’06; an African ritual dance by Rebecca Moore ’06; snappy tap by tap professional Nicole B. Hockenberry; and lively contemporary pieces by Jamie Good, Cathleen Lavelle, Dana Patchcoski, and Christine Pukszyn, all ’04.

There’s also a piece by Mary Ann Gillen Hoffman, who teaches ballet at the College, and a rousing Mexican-flavored finale by Pattie Bostock Winn, who teaches at Moravian, Muhlenberg, and Cedar Crest Colleges.

Guest performers include Coral Nolan’s Academy of Dance, Macungie; Hockenberry’s T.A.P. company, Easton; In Motion, Basking Ridge, N.J., directed by Kathie Kececi-DelGuercio ’85; and Roger von Bing’s Broadway Rhythms, Easton.

The dance ensemble from Lehigh Valley’s Charter High School for the Performing Arts, directed by Kim Maniscalco, is making its debut on this stage.

Tickets are $5. There’s no charge to Moravian students with ID. Ext. 1530.

Jamie Good ’04
Photo: John Kish IV
  Rebecca Moore ’06
Photo: John Kish IV 
     
Right to left, Christine Pukszyn, Jessica Cusumano
(slightly behind the others), Dana Patchcoski.

Photo: John Kish IV
     
 
Nicole Hockenberry, tap
instructor and choreographer.
Photo: John Kish IV 
  Pattie Bostock Winn, dance faculty, artistic director of Moravian College dancers.
Photo: John Kish IV 

March 16, 2004

Cross Your Heart:
Events of Red Cross Month.

High There!:
Moravian College Dancers ready their spring performance.

The $5,000 Question:
The lady who almost won the $5,000 half-court shot is identified as a member of a championship Rutgers b'ball team.

Media Matters:
Moravian people and events in local print and broadcast media.

Datebook:
Campus calendar.
Send in the Clowns:
Miniature circus display.
The Book of What Remains:
Film about September 11.
Gaudeamus:
Faculty, staff, student achievements.