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Source: Todd Holmberg, 785-532-6425,
News release prepared by: Rosie Hoefling, 785-532-2535,

Monday, April 25, 2011


MANHATTAN -- Inanimate objects will come to life in the final event of the 2010-2011 McCain Performance Series at Kansas State University.

"The Aluminum Show," Israel's newest dance theater creation, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 7, in McCain Auditorium.

Reminiscent of Mummenschanz, Blue Man Group, Stomp and Cirque du Soleil, "The Aluminum Show" creates a world of illusion through the use of special effects, creative mechanisms and acrobatic dance. The performance includes aluminum pipes that unravel and transform to resemble a nest of silver snakes, while intertwined coils become centipedes, a waterfall, dinosaurs and more.

"This is an exciting show for all ages," said Todd Holmberg, director of McCain Auditorium. "It's visually stunning, ultra-hip and family friendly all at the same time.

"While environmentalism is not necessarily the overall theme of the show, it conveys a message on using found objects and materials in new and unexpected ways. We should all be thinking about that on a daily basis and this show reminds us to do that in incredibly innovative ways," Holmberg said.

Tickets are on sale now, with prices starting at $14 for K-State students and $28 for the general public. Discounts for K-State faculty and staff, military and children are also available. They can be purchased at the McCain Auditorium box office from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays, or by calling 785-532-6428. More information is available online at