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Ilse Pfeifer to Present an Improvisation of Dance

Written by Tim Talley

Willimantic, Conn. - Ilse Pfeifer, a prominent voice and movement specialist, will delight the audience with an improvisation of dance at Eastern Connecticut State University at 3 p.m. on Feb. 9 in Shafer Auditorium in Shafer Hall, located at the corner of Windham and Valley Streets in Willimantic. The presentation is part of Eastern's University Hour. The public is invited. Admission is free.

        The human condition will be explored and exposed in performances that are comedic, dramatic and run the spectrum of emotions from joy to pathos.

            "Pfeifer brings a unique appreciation and expertise as a former ballet dancer to her teaching of voice, as she truly understands the breath, body and voice connections that are essential for the actor to perform efficiently and excellently," said Ellen Brodie, director of theatre and professor of performing arts at Eastern. "She works extensively with professional performers as a private coach as well as with novice performers and relates to them, having performed for years herself--first as a dancer and now as a singer and actor, as well as a choreographer and movement artist."

            Currently, Pfeifer teaches at the New York City-based HB Studios and the Atlantic Theatre Company. As a ballerina who trained in Germany and Great Britain, Pfeifer has extensive experience in choreography and teaching. Pfeifer is a certified associate teacher of Fitzmaurice Voiceworks, a voice-training workshop that is taught in numerous studios and university drama schools.


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