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Variety spices U. performing arts offerings

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An array of performing art will find its way to the University of Utah during the upcoming season. There will be glimpses of theater, dance, folk music and chamber music.

The concerts are all part of the Associated Students of the University of Utah's 1998-99 season schedule.Performances will take place at Kingsbury Hall and the Alice Sheets Marriott Center for Dance.

Tickets range from $9-$40 and are available by mail-order form. To obtain a form, call the ASUU presenter's office at 1-801-585-9010. Orders received by Sept. 11 will get a 10 percent discount on full-price tickets.

- REDUCED SHAKESPEARE COMPANY - a comedy troupe of three that has entertained at the White House, the Kennedy Center and the Lincoln Center's Serious Fun Festival - will start the performances with "The Bible: The Complete Word of God (Abridged)" at Kingsbury Hall on Oct. 13. Curtain is 7:30 p.m.

- PERLA BATILLA will play her blend of Mexican folk songs in English and Spanish at Kingsbury Hall on Nov. 14. The music will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Batilla, who has performed with k.d. lang and Leonard Cohen, tells stories through Latin melodies and the blues.

- THE UTAH BALLET COMPANY AND THE CHARACTER DANCE ENSEMBLE will present "The Snow Maiden" Dec. 3-5, at Kingsbury Hall. Evening curtain is 7:30 with a 2 p.m. matinee on Dec. 5.

The performance tells the classic Russian fairy tale by combining dance and puppetry.

- DOUG VARONE AND DANCERS will hit the Kingsbury Hall stage Jan. 30 at 7:30 p.m.

The ensemble began in 1986 and has danced for audiences in Europe, South America, Asia, Canada and the United States. It also appeared at the Utah Arts Festival in 1994.

- ACADEMY of ST. MARTIN IN THE FIELDS, the first orchestra to receive the Queen's Award for Export Achievement, will perform at Kingsbury Hall, Feb. 23. Curtain is 7:30 p.m.

The British touring company is featured on more than 1,000 chamber music releases worldwide and is most notably known for its work on the "Amadeus" soundtrack.

- ENSEMBLE GALILEI will close the season with a performance at the Marriott Center on April 24. The music will start at 7:30 p.m.

The six-women ensemble uses Celtic harps, recorders, oboes, bagpipes, fiddles and viola da gamba to connect the aura of traditional and chamber music.