Dancing Great Lawrence Goldhuber
To Be ‘Big Man’ on Campus

Will Work with Students During Residency at UTD

RICHARDSON, Texas (Feb. 7, 2005) — Former Bill T. Jones dancer Lawrence Goldhuber, who has performed in a wide assortment of films, plays and commercials and has been lauded as a “gentleman of Falstaffian proportions” (Bergan Record) because of his unusual size for a dancer, will be in residence at The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) from Feb. 19 to March 5. 

Goldhuber, who originally trained as an actor at Boston University, has danced at venues around the world for 20 years. He uses his experience to create dance theatre that is “charmingly unassuming … with a surprising edge of poignancy,” Jennifer Dunning wrote in The New York Times on Feb. 9, 2001.

Photo, Lawrence Goldhuber
Lawrence Goldhuber

Goldhuber’s exceptional talents make him a perfect fit for a residency at UTD, according to Dr. Thomas Riccio, UTD Professor of Performance Studies.

“The residency of such an internationally recognized artist as Lawrence Goldhuber is a big first step in establishing UTD’s performance program,” Riccio said. “Goldhuber is an artist who crosses disciplines easily with style and panache, and his being here will help UTD realize its potential as a center of the performance zeitgeist, a home for the unique, unexpected and unprecedented.”

As part of his residency, Goldhuber will work with UTD faculty members Michele Hanlon and Monica Saba and UTD students to produce the dance theatre performance Sprung ‘05. Goldhuber will choreograph Times Sq. Dance for UTD students to perform. He will base Times Sq. Dance on greeting, falling, confrontation and formal grouping. The work will be set to baroque music and city sounds. Goldhuber will include Times Sq. Dance in his production of Julius Caesar Superstar, which was commissioned by Danspace Project, will star Robert La Fosse and will open in New York in May. In addition to choreographing Times Sq. Dance, Goldhuber will perform excerpts from his solo show, When the World Smells like Bacon, as part of Sprung ‘05.

Sprung ‘05 also will include works choreographed by Hanlon and Saba. According to Hanlon, the stark piece Crash features UTD student and soloist Amanda Lousberg and a chorus of four as they explore “the strange distortion of time that accompanies cataclysmic events.” Hit Me Again, choreographed by Saba, is a modern piece that will include mixed media. The performances of Sprung ‘05 will be on March 4 and 5 at 8 pm in the University Theatre.

Tickets for Sprung ‘05 are $15 for general admission and free to UTD students with a valid identification. UTD ticket office hours are from 2 to 5 p.m. Mondays to Fridays and at the door one hour prior to show time. To purchase tickets using Visa, MasterCard or Discover, please call 972-883-2972.

More information about Goldhuber and the March performances can be found at http://ah.utdallas.edu/season0405/sprung05.htm

A portion of the funding for Goldhuber’s residency will come from the Carl J. Thomsen Fund for Student Enrichment.

For information about the many musical, arts, theatre, dance and other performances and exhibitions held throughout the year at UTD, please call 972-UTD-ARTS (972-883-2787), e-mail utdarts@utdallas.edu, or visit the School of Arts and Humanities’ Web site at http://ah.utdallas.edu/. Persons with disabilities needing special accommodations may call 972-883-2982, Texas Relay Operator: 1-800-RELAYVV.

About UTD

The University of Texas at Dallas, located at the convergence of Richardson, Plano and Dallas in the heart of the complex of major multinational technology corporations known as the Telecom Corridor, enrolls more than 14,000 students. The school’s freshman class traditionally stands at the forefront of Texas state universities in terms of average SAT scores. The university offers a broad assortment of bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs. For additional information about UTD, please visit the university’s web site at www.utdallas.edu.