April 19th, 2005

toothybear

Unicorns Kick Ass

Article about U of Iowa dance department

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Jory Hancock, the head of the University of Arizona's dance division and a former UI dance guest professor, said he was ecstatic when Berkey agreed to come to Arizona. But soon after his arrival, Berkey found out he had liver cancer. Hancock said Berkey's selflessness and inner strength continue to amaze him today.

"David wrote a quote for his last piece that said, 'To discover a unicorn is to find everlasting hope and beauty,' " Hancock said. "We feel like having him [at Arizona] was like discovering a unicorn - it was as rare as that."

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Having seen Orgazmo really makes it hard for me to take this guy's tragic death as seriously as I should.