Reflection, dance mark one-year Katrina anniversary at Tulane University

August 22, 2006

Madeline Vann
Phone: 504-247-1425

Tulane University will host events ranging from memorial services to a performance featuring contemporary dancers from New Orleans and India on August 29 and 30 in commemoration of the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. At noon on Aug 29, there will be a remembrance event titled "Katrina: One Year Later" at McAlister Auditorium on Tulane's uptown campus.

The event will include music, spiritual reflection, a video presentation and remarks by Tulane President Scott Cowen and Sara Dwyer, president of the Associated Student Body at Tulane. Reflection walls, featuring Tulane community members' personal reflections in the form of artwork, poems and photos. will line the entrance to McAlister auditorium.

Also at noon, in the first floor auditorium of the Tulane University School of Medicine, 1430 Tulane Avenue, there will be a Katrina Memorial Service led by Rev. Donald Owens, Jr, chaplain of the health sciences center. On Aug 30 the public is invited to attend a dance performance titled "Ocean of Light" at 7 p.m. in Dixon Hall.

The collaborative of local and Indian dancers will explore the theme of water with respect to both Katrina and the East Asian Tsunami, drawing upon influences from Eastern ragas and chants and Western jazz.

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