February 3, 2012

OwensCommunity CollegePresents Eisenhower Dance Ensemble, Feb. 17

PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, Ohio – An exhilarating evening of dance and folk and rock music will engulf the stage at Owens Community College as Michigan’s premier contemporary dance company the Eisenhower Dance Ensemble performs in the Center for Fine and Performing Arts on Friday, Feb. 17.

The performance, titled “Dances from the Heart of Rock and Roll”, will occur in the Center for Fine and Performing Arts’ Mainstage Theatre at 8 p.m. The College is located on Oregon Road in Perrysburg Township.

“Owens Community College is proud to welcome arguably one of the nation’s leading dance organizations to Northwest Ohio,” said Barbara Barkan, Owens Director for the Center for Fine and Performing Arts.“Attendees are sure to appreciate the Eisenhower Dance Ensemble’s amazing creative expression and artistic excellence in a performance that showcases a variety of popular folk and rock music.”

Now in its 21st season, the Eisenhower Dance Ensemble is a professional contemporary dance company based in metro Detroit. Long considered one of the Midwest’s leading contemporary dance companies, the organization performs an annual subscription series, provides masters classes, holds residencies and is invited to perform at venues throughout the country. Eisenhower Dance Ensemble has worked in collaboration with the Michigan Opera Theatre, Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings and the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival. In addition, the Eisenhower Dance Ensemble offers world-class dance instruction to students of all ages and levels of ability at its two school locations.

Familiar rock artists and musical work being featured during the group’s “Dance from the Heart of Rock and Roll” performance at Owens will include Bob Dylan, Van Morrison and Bonnie Raitt, complemented by an array of choreographed contemporary dance routines.

Tickets for the Eisenhower Dance Ensemble are $24. To purchase tickets, visit www.owens.edu ( https://www.owens.edu/ )or contact the College’s Box Office. For more information about this event, contact the Center for Fine and Performing Arts at (567) 661-2787 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 2787.

Owens Community College is an accredited two-year, state-assisted institution of higher education that has served Northwest Ohio since 1965. With a commitment to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched affordability, the College serves the diverse academic needs of credit and non-credit students on the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses, as well as at the Arrowhead Park Learning Center in Maumee and the Learning Center at The Source in downtown Toledo. Owens offers associate degrees that transfer to baccalaureate degrees in the Arts and Sciences and over 130 technical program areas in Agriculture, Business, Health Sciences, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Skilled Trades, and Engineering and Transportation Technologies. Owens students also can earn the first two years of a bachelor’s degree with a smooth transfer to any area four-year college or university. For more information, visit www.owens.edu.