Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Combining stunning acrobatics, striking visual effects, physical comedy and inventive choreography, Galumpha brings to life a world of imagination, beauty, muscle and merriment.

The three-man dance troupe will perform on the Fairmont State campus at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, in the Colebank Hall gymnasium. This show, sponsored by FS Student Government and the FSU School of Fine Arts, is appropriate for all ages. For tickets, call the Box Office at (304) 367-4240. Admission is free for FS students, faculty and staff; $8 for the general public; and $5 for seniors and those ages 3-12. Children younger than 3 are admitted for free.

The three performers, Andy Horowitz, Greg O'Brien and Marlon Torres have created a sensory feast of images ranging from the ridiculous to the sublime, drawn together into a seamless whole, consistently bringing audiences to their feet. Galumpha is a mix of art and entertainment, offering world-class, award-winning choreography (Edinburgh Festival Critics' Choice Award).

Formed in 2002 by Andy Horowitz and Greg O'Brien, Galumpha delivers a fast-paced, athletic brand of movement, distinctive for its ingenuity. Highlights include "Velcro" as seen on "The Late Show with David Letterman," "Crook and Chase" (TNN) and the 2002 MDA Jerry Lewis Telethon and "Clackers," seen on MTV, Showtime, A&E, Just for Laughs in Montreal and by more than one billion television viewers around the globe. Other pieces feature experiments in human architecture set to music by Rachmaninov, Mahler and the virtuoso Czech band Jablkon.

In September 2002, Galumpha premiered The Cellar Door at Binghamton University, where Andy Horowitz and Greg O'Brien are on faculty as Theater Department Artists-In-Residence. Current touring includes new material from The Cellar Door, co-created with newcomer Marlon Torres.

For more information on Galumpha, visit www.galumpha.com.