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Byline: The Register-Guard

Noon concert blends dance and poetry

"Journey Beautiful," a dance inspired by choreographer Joyel Moore's poetry, will be presented by Joyel & Company in a free SHOcase Concert at 12:15 p.m. Thursday in the Hult center lobby.

"My choreography consists of happenings in my journey, and most recently I am creating dances to poetry that I have written since 1992,'' Moore said.

Moore hopes the project will develop into "a full-length evening work."

Information: 682-5733.

Guests from Ghana to visit UO's Dance Africa

Dance Africa, the University of Oregon's resident African dance ensemble, will celebrate its 11th season with a performance featuring guests Maputo Mensah and Mawuenyega Mensah, experts in the dancing and drumming of their homeland, Ghana.

The performance is at 8 p.m. Friday in Dougherty Dance Theater, Gerlinger Annex third floor, 1484 University St. The Mensahs are members of the Akrowa Cultural Performance Ensemble at the Academy of African Music and Arts in Accra, Ghana.

During a weeklong UO residency, the Mensahs have worked with the Dance Africa dancers and drummers, who will join in the Friday concert.

Tickets are $10 general admission, $5 for students.

Kids invited to join in at dance performance

Children will be invited to join performers during "Wings on Our Feet," a children's dance program set for 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Beall Concert Hall at the University of Oregon School of Music, 961 E. 18th Ave.

Tickets to the one-hour event, sold at the door, cost $3 for adults, $2 for children and students or $5 per family.

Directed by dance professor Amy Impellezzeri, UO dancers, along with guest performers Quint Ehley and David Lord, will tumble and toss themselves through recently created dance pieces.

As in past years, audience participation in the program is encouraged.

Conductor honored for requiem concert

Murry Sidlin, artistic director of the Cascade Festival of Music, has been awarded a bronze plaque from the 51st Columbus International Film and Video Festival for his work with the Verdi Requiem as performed in a World War II concentration camp.

A performance of the "Defiant Requiem" by the Oregon Symphony and Portland Opera Chorus in April 2002 was shown on Oregon Public Television. The program was conceived, written and conducted by Sidlin in a setting suggestive of a concentration camp.

Organist to play Bach and more at Lutheran church

Kraig Scott will play music by J.S. Bach, Dietrich Buxtehude, W.H. Pachelbel, Jan Sweelinck and Glenn Spring in a concert at 4 p.m. today at Central Lutheran Church, 1857 Potter St. A free-will offering will be taken after the concert.

Scott has worked as a professor of organ and as a church musician in the Northwest since 1986. Earlier, he studied at the University of Oregon and was organist for several churches in Eugene.
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