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Wednesday, February 5, 2014 by PHOTO BY MATTHEW WRIGHT in Focus

Your look ahead at Valley Arts

20 years of dance: The Muhlenberg College dance program celebrates its 20th anniversary with a special edition of its annual "Master Choreographers" dance concert, 8 p.m. Feb. 6, 7; 2, 8 p.m. Feb. 8, Empie Theatre, Baker Center for the Arts, Muhlenberg College, 2400 Chew St., Allentown. The program includes a restaging choreographer of Bill T. Jones' "D-Man in the Waters (Part 1)," set to Mendelssohn's Octet for Strings in E-flat Major, Op. 20. "We are thrilled to showcase Bill T. Jones' masterpiece, along with new works by internationally-acclaimed guest artists and faculty." says Karen Dearborn, founding director of Muhlenberg's dance program and the concert's artistic director. Dearborn created a new work for the performance, which features works by choreographers Charlotte Boye-Christensen, Corrie Franz Cowart, Heidi Cruz-Austin, Dorrell Martin, Shelley Oliver and Jeffrey Peterson. Above, left to right, Muhlenberg students Melissa Ryan Reitberg, Annabel Williams, Ashley Wofford and Jaclyn Birkner in a piece choreographed by Cruz-Austin. Tickets: muhlenberg.edu/dance, 484-664-3333

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If the show fits: A reception will be held 4 - 6 p.m. Feb. 7 for "It Fits, You'll Wear It & Love It," a retrospective of the work of Mildred Greene (1925-2013), above, long-time Muhlenberg College Theatre & Dance costume designer. The exhibition continues through Feb. 27, Galleria Lobby, Baker Center for the Arts, Muhlenberg College, 2400 Chew St., Allentown. Greene's skill, expertise and no-nonsense charm endeared her to colleagues and students, according to Curtis Dretsch, Muhlenberg professor of design and technical theater. "Mildred could do more, with less, more quickly than anyone else I've ever known," says Dretsch. "Mildred Greene's costumes deserve to be kept on display as examples of theater art even after audiences can no longer enjoy the sterling play they frame," wrote Morning Call theater critic John Flautz in his 1988 review of "The School for Scandal." "They are nothing short of stunning." Information: muhlenberg.edu/dance, 484-664-3333

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All the way to "Memphis": From the underground dance clubs of 1950's Memphis, Tenn., comes a hot Broadway musical that bursts off the stage with explosive dancing, irresistible songs and a thrilling tale of fame and love. "Memphis," inspired by actual events, takes the stage at 3 p.m. Feb. 9, State Theatre for the Arts, 453 Northampton St., Easton. "Memphis" tells the story of a radio deejay who wants to change the world and a club singer who is ready for her big break. Tickets: statetheatre.org, 800-999-STATE, 610-252-3132

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