DANCE WORKS SHOWCASED IN SOUTHERN MISS CONCERT
- Two dance faculty members, three dance majors and a visiting dance
artist have contributed their original choreography and artistry
to three evenings of the Studio 115 Dance Concert April 24-26 at
The University of Southern Mississippi.
member Stacy Reischman has created the duet "Linear Dependence,"
in which the dancers almost never touch the ground. Using climbing
gear, the dancers move up and down ropes in ways both angelic and
Janet Prieur's new solo dance was inspired by and created for graduating
senior Meredith Robertson. Performed to the music of Offenbach,
Prieur created the work not only to showcase Robertson's dance ability
and beauty, but also to share the choreographer's love of music
and the experience of what it's like to be a dancer.
"Crayons and Cartoons," has been choreographed by junior
dance major Jessica Burgos to imitate the dynamics within a family.
Burgos started her work by exploring gestures and since then has
built a dance that is sometimes humorous, and other times musical.
Juniors Nichol Hillman and Melissa Banks and guest artist Ray Schwartz
of North Carolina also contribute works to the concert.
begin each evening at 7:30 in Studio 115 at the Southern Miss Theatre
and Dance Building. Tickets are $5 and are available at the door
only. Saturday's performance is "pay-what-you-can." For
information, call the dance office at (601) 266-4161.
PHOTOGRAPHER TO LEAD WORKSHOP, PRESENTATION MARCH 10
-- Award-winning wildlife photographer Tom Ulrich will lead
two photographic events at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory on
Wednesday, March 10.
He will present
a nature photography workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and then
a talk and slide show called "Wildlife Images 2003" at
7 p.m., both at The University of Southern Mississippi GCRL.
the evening event is free and will be held in the Caylor Auditorium
at GCRL. The veteran photographer will feature photos from his 2003
photographic safaris abroad and in North America. He will answer
questions and sign his books during the reception following his
fee for the all-day workshop is $50 per person, payable to GCRL.
Registration includes a continental breakfast, light lunch and snacks.
Participation is limited to 20. Though the workshop is geared toward
beginners, Ulrich tailors the experience to meet needs for all degrees
will definitely benefit from the workshop, but I always help the
more advanced get something out of it also," Ulrich said. "I
lead many photo trips and always find a wide range of levels."
participants do not need to bring their photographic equipment unless
they need an explanation about some aspect of their equipment.
a brief review of the principles of photography, relationships between
shutter and aperture settings, fundamental elements of composition,
use and timing of fill-in flash, digital versus film photography,
techniques of close-up photography, and a brief discussion of slide
etiquette, the photography business and marketing.
up in South Chicago, graduated with a degree in biology from Southern
Illinois University and taught for four years before launching his
career as a freelance photographer. He has supported himself with
nature photography for the past 29 years.
of more than 300,000 transparencies includes birds and mammals from
all over the world. His photographs have been featured in publications
such as National Wildlife, Audubon, National Geographic, Montana
Outdoors and Life.
He has published
six nature books, including Mammals of the Rockies, Birds of the
Northern Rockies, Once Upon a Frame and his 2002 release, Photo
Pantanal. Dr. William E. Hawkins, GCRL executive director, said
Ulrich brings the scientific and artistic worlds together.
his living photographing wildlife all over the world," Hawkins
sad. "He is an outstanding observer and a biologist. His approach
to photography is to capture his subjects exhibiting their natural
The GCRL is
home to the university's Department of Coastal Sciences, the Center
for Fisheries Research and Development, and the Gulf Coast Geospatial
Center. The J.L. Scott Marine Education Center and Aquarium is also
a unit of the laboratory. The GCRL is part of the Southern Miss
College of Science and Technology. For more information, call the
laboratory at (228) 872-4200.