2007.07.10 > For Immediate Release
contact: Tim Kaldahl - University Relations
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The Moving Company to Perform at the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery
Omaha - University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) Professor Josie MetalCorbin and six members of The Moving Company dance group will hit the road for a unique performance at the opening reception of “Arrhytmy,” an interactive kinetic sound installation, Friday, July 13, at the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery in Lincoln starting at 5 p.m.
Artist Jamie Burmeister created “Arrhytmy,” which is described as exploring his “want of rhythm.” Burmeister received a bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Creighton University in 1992, a master’s degree in health education from UNO in 1995 and a master of fine arts degree in sculpture from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln (UNL) in 2005.
“This is a unique opportunity for The Moving Company because the Sheldon rarely hosts dance in the gallery,” Metal-Corbin said. “I am excited to be creating a piece in response to Jamie Burmeister’s interactive art installation.”
Metal-Corbin and The Moving Company dancers will perform three times during the 5 to 7 p.m. reception.
Burmeister’s sculptures have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in galleries and museums throughout the Midwest including the Des Moines Art Center in Des Moines, Iowa, the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha, Arkansas Art Center in Little Rock, Ark., and the Sioux City Art Center in Sioux City, Iowa. He has also produced sculpture for various public sculpture exhibits including “Washburn University Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition” in Topeka, Kan., and “Wind and Water” and “Elements” in Omaha. The Nebraska Arts Council recently honored him with a $5,000 Distinguished Artist Award.
The Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery is located at 12th and R streets on the UNL campus. For more information, call (402) 472-2461.
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The Moving Company, UNO’s modern dance performing group, operates under the auspices of the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation in the UNO College of Education. The company was established in 1935 and is committed to preserving historical dance, as well as creating new, contemporary works. For more information, contact Metal-Corbin at (402) 554-3239, or visit the Web at http://www.unomaha.edu/themovingcompany.
For more information about Burmeister's work, please visit http://www.jamieburmeister.com.
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