FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                        Date: September 27, 2001

   Contact: Kevin Evans, (217) 206-6150

Philadanco to hold open rehearsal at Sangamon Auditorium

            SPRINGFIELD – The public is invited to attend an open technical rehearsal by Philadanco, the Philadelphia Dance Company, at 3 p.m. Saturday, September 29, in Sangamon Auditorium at the University of Illinois at Springfield.  This is an opportunity to see a professional dance company at work, making final preparations for a performance.

            Philadanco’s appearance at 8 p.m. Saturday in the auditorium will feature its new work, Messages from the Heart. The performance is sponsored by the Persian Rug Center.

            There is no charge to attend the open rehearsal at 3 p.m.  Tickets for the 8 p.m. performance are $29, 26, 24, and 15 and are available by calling the auditorium Ticket Office at (217) 206-6160 or (800) 207-6960.  The Ticket Office is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and will open at noon on the day of the performance.