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Internationally Acclaimed Dance Company Performs at Texas Tech

Parsons Dance kicks off spring season of Presidential Lecture & Performance Series.

Written by Megan Ketterer

The internationally acclaimed Parsons Dance Company will begin the spring semester’s Presidential Lecture & Performance Series opening at 7 p.m. on Valentine’s Day (Feb. 14) in Texas Tech University’s Allen Theatre.

Parsons Dance is a contemporary dance company based in New York City and is under the direction of David Parsons. The company was founded in 1985 and has performed in more than 350 cities, 30 countries and five continents. More than 80 American works are included in the company’s repertory.

“The company represents a level of professionalism and artistry that our community has few opportunities to witness in Lubbock,” said Ali Duffy, Texas Tech assistant professor of dance. “Contemporary dance is something that every thriving community deserves, so Texas Tech’s support of Parsons Dance is especially encouraging.”

The contemporary dance company previously appeared on PBS, Bravo, A&E Network and Discovery Channel. Parsons Dance has performed live in Times Square as a part of the New Year’s Eve celebration.

General admission tickets for the concert are $18 and are available through all Select-A-Seat locations. Call (806) 770-2000 or visit www.selectaseatlubbock.com.

Texas Tech students receive one free ticket with a valid student ID at the Student Union Building information booth located at the entrance to the Allen Theatre.

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CONTACT: Jo Moore, administrator, Presidential Lecture & Performance Series, College of Visual & Performing Arts, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-0700, or jo.moore@ttu.edu.

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