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Opposites Attract

The Boston Conservatory Theater

Boston Conservatory Dance Division seniors and emerging choreographers Joe Gonzalez and Kate Ladenheim present a diverse evening of contemporary dance with Opposites Attract. This senior dance choreography showing features five new works choreographed by Gonzalez and Ladenheim, as well as a pre-show dance installation. Their works explore a wide range of topics, including sense of a community, comedic timing, anger and abuse, and the natural impulse to move.

Performance Information
Saturday, April 23, 2011 at 8 p.m.*
The Boston Conservatory Theater, 31 Hemenway Street, Boston, MA
FREE ADMISSION. No ticket or seat reservations required.

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*There will be a pre-show dance installation beginning at 7:30 p.m.
There will be an open dress rehearsal at 2 p.m. on April 23.

About the Choreographers
JOE GONZALEZ was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts. Gonzalez graduated as a dance major from the Boston Arts Academy with honorable mention, where he grew not only as a performer, but as a thinker through the arts and academics. Through academic scholarships, Gonzales has participated in many summer programs and master classes at institutions such as The Boston Conservatory and American Dance Festival. His master class instructors include Alvin Ailey American dance Theater, Ronald K. Brown, Paul Taylor dance Company, Sean Curran, Nathan Trice, Pedro Ruiz, Jr. and Jose Limon Dance Company. Gonzalez enjoy work in musical theater and connect improve dance, as well as hip hop, tap and jazz. He is currently a senior at The Boston Conservatory.

KATE LADENHEIM, a native of Syracuse, New York, is excited to be a part of the contemporary dance scene, both as a performer and a choreographer. As a member of the Boston Conservatory Dance Theater, she has performed works by Jim Viera, Gianni DiMarco, José Limón, Anna Sokolow and Alwin Nikolais. Ladenheim has also been an apprentice with Gropo Efenosis Dance Company in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and with Contrapose Dance in Boston, Massachusetts. Ladenheim was a member of the Movement Invention Collective and performed As Yet Unnamed by Jill Johnson at the Baryshnikov Arts Center. She has choreographed and produced three works: 5 and Counting (presented at The Boston Conservatory Theater), The Fling Thing (presented at Midway Studios in Boston) and The Exquisite Corpse (a recent collaboration with Boston Conservatory Ensemble-in-Residence, Juventas New Music Ensemble). Ladenheim also choreographed for and performed in the Diva Day Foundation’s production of the opera, Rusalka. Ladenheim is a senior at The Boston Conservatory.

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