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Claflin Associate Professor Annette Grevious to Headline Hofstra University Event on Eve of Presidential Debate

Oct 10, 2012

Annette Grevious, associate professor of speech and theatre, will perform a one-woman show accompanied by the voice and dance talents of the Claflin University’s Concert Choir and PULSE Dance Company at a pre-presidential debate event at Hofstra University on Monday, Oct. 15

 “This is an exciting and excellent opportunity to showcase the immense talents of our students to a national audience,” said Grevious, who notes there will be at least 3,000 national and international media for the debate.  “While I’m happy I get to perform on such a stage, it is even more thrilling that Claflin students will be involved and be able to grow from this experience.”

The event is called Democracy in Performance 2012 and will feature a variety of performances which portray the various struggles America has overcome during its existence.  The Grevious performance will be the headlining and closing event of Democracy in Performance 2012.  Hofstra is hosting the second of three presidential debates the next evening.

Grevious also participated in the 2008 edition of Democracy in Performance at Hofstra, where she did a faculty exchange stint in 2007.

Accompanying Grevious will be 40 choir members and 13 dancers.  It’s a one-woman show about the life and times of Sojourner Truth, an African-American abolitionist and women’s right activist who lived during the antebellum, Civil War and Reconstruction eras.

Jasmine Frink is captain of the PULSE Dance Company is very pumped about being included in the cultural fabric of the presidential debate.

“I can’t stress enough how elated we to travel to New York with such a big event at hand,” said Frink, a mass communications major.  “I know that we will do our best as always.  Who knows?  This may take us place we have never dreamed of.”

The performance will be recorded and available for viewing at a later date.  Check www.claflin.edu and the University’s Facebook and Twitter pages regularly for updates and links.

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