Piano and Solo Dance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 22, 1996

Harriet & Charles Luckman
Fine Arts Complex
Contact: Diane Turner
Phone: (323) 343-6610
Fax: (323) 343-6423

PEGGY BAKER AND ANDREW BURASHKO, TOGETHER
IN MUSIC FOR PIANO AND SOLO DANCE
AT LUCKMAN THEATRE FEBRUARY 25

Peggy Baker, a dancer of startling power and fascination. Andrew Burashko, a pianist of fervor and refinement. Together they appear in music for piano and solo dancer at Cal State L.A.'s Luckman Theatre on Sunday, February 25 at 4 p.m.

Dynamic contemporary dance combined with some of the most glorious works written for piano bring breathtaking new dimension to the tradition of recital performance in music for piano and solo dancer. The program to be presented at Luckman Theatre features some of Ms. Baker's most acclaimed works including a visual embodiment of John Cage's serene In a Landscape and Brute, a startling and provocative counterpart to Serge Prokofiev's monumental Sonata no. 6 in A major, op. 82.

Peggy Baker who began her career in 1974 as a founding member, and later Artistic Director of Toronto's Dancemakers, was a featured dancer in Lar Lubovith's New York company throughout the eighties and an inaugural member of Michail Baryshnikov's White Oak Dance Project. She mader her debut as a solo artist at the 1990 Festivalof Canadian Modern Dance (Winnipeg). Peggy Baker/Solo Dance has been presented throughout Canada, Europe and the United States. Her repertoire is composed of her own choreography and works by leading Canadian and American creators including James Kudelka, Molissa Fenly and Mark Morris.

Russian born pianist Andrew Burashko has performed as soloist and chamber player throughout Canada and Europe. He appeared with the Toronto Symphony four times before reaching his twenty first birthday and has also played with the Hamilton Philharmonic and the Vancouver Symphony orchestras. He has performed in concert with noted musicians James Sommerville, Scott St. John, Robert Aitken, Fides Krucker and Steven Dann. Burashko has also played under conductors Andrew Davis, Victor Feldbrill and John Williams. He is currently a faculty member at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto.

Baker and Burashko have performed together since 1991, premiering music for piano and solo dancer for the Vancouver Recital Society in 1993.

Luckman Theatre, part of the Luckman Fine Arts Complex, is located on the California State University, Los Angeles campus at the junction of the I-10 (San Bernardino) and I-710 (Long Beach) freeways. The Luckman's beautiful red brick structures house one of the newest performing arts theatres and fine arts galleries in Southern California. For ticket information call Theatix at (213) 466-1767. For additional information about the Luckman Complex call (323) 343-6610.


WHO:
Luckman Theatre presents Peggy Baker and Andrew Burashko in music for piano and solo dancer.

WHAT:
Acclaimed artists, dancer Peggy Baker and pianist Andrew Burashko, combine dynamic contemporary dance and some of the piano repertoire's most glorious works to bring breathtaking new dimension to the tradition of recital performance.

WHEN:
Sunday, February 25 at 4 p.m.

WHERE:
Harriet & Charles Luckman Fine Arts Complex at Cal State L.A.

TICKETS:
$22/$25 general prices, $12 students /seniors, group prices available. Call (323) 343-6610.

INFO:
Luckman information, call (323) 343-6610.

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