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2010.11.30> For Immediate Release
contact: Tim Kaldahl - University Relations
phone: 402.554.3502 - email: tkaldahl@unomaha.edu

Moving Company to Celebrate 75th Anniversary

Omaha - The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) will celebrate the 75th anniversary of the founding of The Moving Company, the university’s modern dance company, during the afternoon of Sunday, Dec. 12. Events start at 1 p.m. in the Dance Lab of Health, Physical Education and Recreation Building.

“The Moving Company is one of the oldest university modern dance companies in the world,” said Josie Metal-Corbin, the company’s director and professor in the College of Education. “We very much enjoy having the campus community and public come to our lab and see what we do and how we rehearse."

The schedule of activities for Dec. 12:

• 1 to 2:30 p.m. - Company Class open to the public for viewing;

• 2:30 to 3:15 p.m. -- Birthday cake and DVD viewing of recent dance performances; and

• 3:15 to 4 p.m. – Viewing of the 2008 documentary "The Moving Company from 1935-2008."

The afternoon with the Moving Company is a free event. Parking on campus is also free and completely open to the public.

For more information, contact Metal-Corbin at jmetal-corbin@unomaha.edu or (402) 554-2670.

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The Moving Company 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.

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