BExchanged Theatrical Dance Performance
To Run Oct. 1-2 at U. T. Dallas

RICHARDSON, Texas (Sept. 2, 2004 ) — The School of Arts and Humanities at The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) will host BExchanged, a dance investigation of the conflict between India and Pakistan over the disputed territory of Kashmir, in the University Theatre on Oct. 1 and Oct. 2.

Tickets for the show are $10 for general admission, $5 for students 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.

BExchanged is based on UTD student Maryam Baig’s Senior Honor Thesis, Baby Doesn’t Know, presented at UTD in the fall of 2002. This docudrama fuses folk, classical and modern dance with animation, poetry and video projections. Consisting of five parts, BExchanged features UTD students, faculty members Micki Saba and Michele Hanlon and classical Indian dancer Alpana Jacob.

Drawing by Maryam Baig
Drawing by Maryam Baig
Alpana Jacob
Alpana Jacob

The first half of the show is mostly dance -- historical folk dances from Pakistan, classical dances from India, an Indian dance improvisation to chanting and a modern piece, “Breach of Faith,” choreographed by Michele Hanlon. Jacob will perform a classical Indian piece, the improvisational piece and “Breach of Faith” with UTD students.

The second half of BExchanged is Baby Doesn’t Know, a history lesson interwoven with extensive video projections, animation, the spoken word and movement.

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.