For release: October 17, 2011
For press information, contact Curt Guenther, 901-678-2843
Funk: Irreducible, essential pulse, life force, hyperventilatin’ Groove. Not only
moves, it can re-move; will sit and sit and never go sour. “If you got Funk, you got
style.” (loafybrown in the Urban Dictionary)
Get set for an evening of “irresistible groove” when David Dorfman Dance presents
“Prophets of Funk” on Tuesday, November 1, at 7:30 p.m. at the University’s Michael D. Rose Theatre.
At 6 p.m. that day, an informance with David Dorfman, renowned University of Connecticut
dance professor, and David Kim, professor of religious studies at Connecticut College,
will be held in the lobby of the Rose Theatre.
The next day, a community master class will be held at 6 p.m. in the Communication
and Fine Arts Building’s Dance Space, Room 124.
All events are free and open to the public, but tickets are required for the dance
performance. Ticket information is available online at www.memphis.edu/ccfa or by phone at 901-678-2350.
For the past two decades, David Dorfman Dance has been considered one of the most
influential American contemporary dance companies. Its “Prophets of Funk” is a dynamic
piece driven by the popular funk sounds of the well-known group Sly and the Family
The event is made possible in part by South Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts,
and the U of M Student Event Allocation Committee.