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On Deck at Kumble Theater: A Riveting Array of Dance and Music Offerings

February and March lineup at Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus includes Kids Café Festival, Gospel Fest and Nathan Trice/RITUALS

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Alka Gupta,Assistant Director of Public Relations
Brooklyn Campus,
Long Island University
(718) 780-4137

Lobster and JellyfishBrooklyn, N.Y. – Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus will host an exciting array of multicultural offerings at its Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts. Performances during February and March include Dancewave’s Kids Café Festival; a dance extravaganza by Restoration Dance Theatre Junior Company in recognition of African-American history month; and innovative dance works by Nathan Trice/RITUALS.

Kumble Theater is located on Flatbush Avenue between DeKalb Avenue and Willoughby Street in downtown Brooklyn. For more information, call (718) 488-1624 or visit www.kumbletheater.org.

Thursday, February 3, 10:30 a.m.; Friday, February 4, 10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
The Paper Bag Players presents: Whoop-Dee-Doo
New production includes a dragon named Volcano, a game show called Whoop-Dee-Doo, a boy named Boom and a Sea Monster. Recommended for pre-kindergarten through 3rd grade. Tickets: Contact the Paper Bag Players at (212) 353-2332 or pbagp@verizon.net.

Saturday-Sunday, February 5-6, 3 p.m.
Dancewave presents: Kids Cafe Festival Goes to College
High school dancers get a first-hand look at professionally based college dance programs. Tickets: $20; $15- students; $12 for children 12 and under.

Thursday, February 10, 10:15 a.m. & 12:15 p.m.
Community Works presents: Black History Dance Extravaganza
Restoration Dance Theatre Junior Company thrills audiences with performances of African, Caribbean, Jazz and Modern dances. Tickets: $7. Contact Community Works at (212) 459-1854 or performances@communityworksnyc.org.

Saturday, February 19, 7 p.m.
Cynthia King Dance Studio presents: “Dinner” and Other Dances
Works by Cynthia King, Cat Manturuk, Amanda Burton, Anne Zuerner, Ivan de Leon and James Koroni include jazz, ballet and b-boy. Tickets: $25, $20 for children 12 and under, students and seniors.

Friday, February 25, 7:30 p.m.
LIU’s Gospel Choir presents: Gospel Fest 2011
Join the choir and special guest artists for an evening of gospel music. Tickets: Free Admission; RSVP at info@kumbletheater.org (four ticket limit).

Thursday-Friday, March 3-4, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, March 5, 7 p.m.; and Sunday, March 6, 3 p.m.
Nathan Trice/RITUALS and Kumble Theater present: Recognizing Women Project
Collaborative project focuses on social, political, emotional and psychological experiences of women. Includes dance works: MOTHERS, banDrui, Their Speech Is Silver, Their Silence Is Gold and premier of One’s Trilogy. Tickets: $20; $15 for students with ID; $30; $25, students with ID for Saturday performance and reception. Group discounts available Visit www.nathantricerituals.com.

Monday, March 7, 7:30 p.m.
LIU’s Helping Hands, SGA, Student Life and Leadership Development present: HerStory
Four female poets struggle with vanity, hardship and cultural confusion. Free Admission; RSVP at info@kumbletheater.org (four ticket limit).

Tuesday, March 8, 8 p.m.
LIU’s Avena Lounge presents: Dr. Bengali
Dr. Bengali’s Hypnosis Show is an unusual entertainment act. Free Admission.

Wednesday, March 9, 7:30 p.m.
LIU Student Government Association presents: The Male Ego
For women 18 and older, five men discuss their inner thoughts on their behavior in society. Free Admission; RSVP at info@kumbletheater.org (four ticket limit).

Ha JinThursday, March 10, 6:30 p.m.
LIU’s English Department presents: Starting from Paumanok
Starting from Paumanok is an annual lecture on American literature and culture. This year’s featured speaker is Chinese-American author Ha Jin.

Friday, March 11, 10:15 a.m. & 12:15 p.m.
Community Works presents: Ain’t I a Woman?: Sojourner Truth with Melissa Waddy Thibodeaux
In honor of Women’s History Month, drama highlights the historic 1851 Women’s Rights Convention, where Truth gave her famous speech. Tickets: $7. Contact Community Works at (212) 459-1854 or performances@communityworksnyc.org.

Friday-Saturday, March 18-19, 7:30 p.m.
LIU’s New Media Arts & Performance presents: Spring 2011 Performance
Graduate students present multimedia performances. Tickets: To be announced.

The Brooklyn Campus is distinguished by…
dynamic curricula reflecting the great urban community it serves. Distinctive programs encompass the arts and media, the natural sciences, business, social policy, urban education, the health professions and pharmacy, and include the Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, the Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics, the D.P.T. in Physical Therapy and the Pharm.D. in Pharmacy. A vibrant urban oasis in downtown Brooklyn, this diverse and thriving campus offers academic excellence, personalized attention, small class size and flexible course schedules. In 2006, a $45-million Wellness, Recreation and Athletic Center was opened to serve the Campus and the surrounding community. In 2007, the Cyber Café was launched, providing a high-tech hot spot for students and faculty members to meet and eat.

Posted 01/28/2011

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