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BILL EVANS DANCE COMPANY’S 40TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERTS

Hochstein Performance Hall, 50 Plymouth Avenue North, Rochester, New York 

Sunday, April 13, 4:00 and 7:00 pm 

Tickets can be purchased at: bedco2014.brownpapertickets.com


The Bill Evans Dance Company gave its first performances at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. in the summer of 1974. Since then, the company has appeared in all 50 U.S. states, throughout Canada and Mexico and in 20 other countries. 

This celebratory program will demonstrate the company's extraordinary versatility. It will include Rochester premieres of Claire Porter’s See You Around and William Evans’ Multiple Margaret and Portrait of a Lady, plus revivals of Evans’ For Jamie, Impressions of Willow Bay and Dos Tangos. Featured work will be the world premiere of Evans' newest piece, performed by guest artists, FuturPointe Dance Company.

"This amazing dancer-choreographer seems to have more disguises than Sherlock Holmes, all wondrously credible and diverting... there is no question about the abundance of his talent."    

              - Alan Kriegsman, Pulitzer Prize-winning critic, Washington Post.

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Since moving to Rochester in 2004, the Bill Evans Dance Company has relied 100% upon ticket income to support performances. Up until now, no other funding sources have been available. Your support of these milestone performances will be greatly appreciated!

All funds raised will go towards rehearsal/ performance fees and travel reimbursements for the 15 amazing dance artists involved.

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    A $25 contribution will earn your name in the program as a "Friend of Bill Evans Dance".

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    A $40 contribution will earn your name in the program as a "Patron of Bill Evans Dance". A free ticket will be left at the box office in your name for either of the two performances. Tickets should be picked up 15 minutes prior to the performance. Any tickets not picked up will be given to students coming to a "student rush" at 10 minutes before show time.

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    A $100 contribution will earn your name in the program as a "Patron of Bill Evans Dance". A free ticket along with a signed copy of Evan's book "Reminiscences of a Dancing Man" will be left at the box office in your name for either of the two performances. Tickets should be picked up 15 minutes prior to the performance. If you are unable to attend, we will gladly ship the book to your preferred address.

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