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Collin Hosts Master Dance Class With Pilobolus Too

Collin Hosts Master Dance Class With Pilobolus Too

February 1, 2006 - Collin County Community College District (Collin) and the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) will give local dancers a chance to work with master teacher Matt Kent from Pilobolus Too.

The institutions will host a community master class with the world renowned Pilobolus Too dancer 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Spring Creek Campus Dance Studio, room AA146. Registration for the master class ends Friday, Feb. 17. Space is limited and individuals are encouraged to register early. Registration is $15 for general admission, $10 for students with an ID and $8 for Collin and UTD students with an ID. For more information about registration, contact Arnold at 972.881.5830 or .

Collin and UTD are hosting a joint residency of Pilobolus Too, part of Pilobolus' education outreach program. This creative dance collective has been widely acclaimed for its choreography as well as its sense of humor and invention. Pilobolus Too consists of two master teachers from the Pilobolus Dance Theatre, in this case, Matt and Emily Kent.

"The master class is an opportunity to work closely with a professional artist involved and associated with an internationally renowned dance company," Collin Dance Chair Tiffanee Arnold said. "This is an incredible chance to experience technique, partnering, weight sharing and shifting, space/shape elements and more." Pilobolus Too was conceived in 1996 and has performed throughout Europe and the United States in front of crowds of 200 through 2,000. According to the New York Times, Pilobolus Too is "a jewel-like distillation of Pilobolus spirit and history."

Pilobolus Too's residency culminates in a performance by the Kents, the Collin Dance Ensemble and UTDance Ensemble at 8 p.m., Friday-Saturday, March 3-4 at UTD's University Theatre.

"Pilobolus Too is about bringing dance to the community -- forcing people to think differently about the body, about partnering, about what dance is defined as. As a contemporary company, the master class will be enlightening, challenging and extremely exciting and fun," Arnold said.

Collin County Community College District (Collin) serves more than 40,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs. The only public college in the county, Collin is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development.

For information about the many musical, arts, theatre, dance and other performances and exhibitions held throughout the year at UTD, please call 972-UTD-ARTS (972-883-2787), e-mail, or visit the School of Arts and Humanities' Web site at Persons with disabilities needing special accommodations may call 972-883-2982, Texas Relay Operator: 1-800-RELAYVV.

About UTD
The University of Texas at Dallas, located at the convergence of Richardson, Plano and Dallas in the heart of the complex of major multinational technology corporations known as the Telecom Corridor, enrolls more than 14,000 students. The school's freshman class traditionally stands at the forefront of Texas state universities in terms of average SAT scores. The university offers a broad assortment of bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs. For additional information about UTD, please visit the university's web site at