Schneider Hosts Terry Longshore, SOU Dance Performers, and Ellie Leonhardt

by Tyler Jasper

photo via Heidi Schwegler

photo via Heidi Schwegler

Ashland, OR – The Schneider Museum of Art will be open all day for First Friday, May 2, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The exhibition on view is 3, featuring Southern Oregon Site Project installations Flood.Control by Avantika Bawa and Visibility Near Zero by Heidi Schwegler, as well as The Great Northwest video, Chromira prints, and ephemera by Matt McCormick. Please join us at 7:00 PM for a performance of the Southern Oregon University Dance Performance class choreographed by Ellie Leonhardt, followed by a performance by Terry Longshore and Friends.

Ellie Leonhardt is an Adjunct Professor of Dance Performance and Writing at Southern Oregon University. Her expertise is in Modern Dance Technique, Choreography, Contact Improvisation, Authentic Movement, Yoga, Somatics, and Pilates. She received an MFA from Mills College in Dance Performance and Choreography. Her thesis was on Contemplative Methods in Choreography. Students from the Dance Performance class taught by Ellie Leonhardt will perform one of her choreographed works at 7:00 PM on First Friday.

Terry Longshore is active as a performer, composer, and educator of percussion and has performed internationally and throughout the United States. He performs regularly as a soloist and with several ensembles. He has taught at several universities and currently serves as Professor of Music and Director of Percussion Studies at Southern Oregon University. He will be performing with guest musicians immediately after the dance performance.

The exhibitions runs through Saturday, May 31. The Museum is open Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 4 PM.

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