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February 10, 2006

San Francisco's ODC Dance Troupe featured in one-night presentation at Gavilan College

WHO: ODC SAN FRANCISCO: Established 35 years ago, ODC San Francisco is one of the Bay Area's most dynamic dance companies. The company consistently brings audiences to their feet with its virtuoso technique, athleticism and deeply moving choreography.

Dancer Elizabeth Farotte, born and raised in Gilroy, is an apprentice with this inspiring company. Elizabeth Farotte has danced for Ballet Met, penninsula Ballet, and performed in Belarus, Poland and France with Moving Arts. She received her B.A. in dance from U.C. Irvine as a recipient of the Donald McKayle Medal Scholarship and was a member of his dance ensemble. While on exchange at the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, Elizabeth performed principal roles in works by Forsythe and Ballanchine. She trained at the San Jose Cleveland Ballet and spent summers at the Boston Ballet and with scholarship awards to the Royal Academy of Dance, New York and Cleveland Ballet. Elizabeth joined ODC as Apprentice in 2005.

WHAT: Join us as we explore the life of professional dancers and view selections from ODC's vast repertory. This is the fourth in the OnStage series of Lecture/Demonstrations co-presented by Gavilan College and the California State University at Monterey Bay World Theater. Admission is free and open to the public. Tickets not required.

WHEN: Wednesday, February 22, 2006 at 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Gavilan College Theater, 5055 Santa Teresa Blvd., Gilroy

WHY: The Gavilan College/CSUMB World Theater OnStage partnership gives South Valley audiences and students a chance to experience and interact with world-class performers in different genres of music, dance, and theater. This will be the final event of the 2005/2006 season, which has included vocalist Perla Batalla, L.A. Theater Works, and the Turtle Island String Quartet.

For more information contact the Gavilan Box Office: 408-846-4973. More information about ODC can be found at:


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