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Departmental Productions

Glancing Back, Dancing Forward

Choreography by guest Meredith Monk and faculty

February 2-5, 2017

Power Center

 

 

Curtain Call Fridays

We are thrilled to add post-performance discussions immediately following the Friday performance. Moderated by members of the department faculty and featuring a rotating array of cast and artistic team members, Curtain Call Fridays offer a rare opportunity for audience members to talk about the production, exploring topics that range from the rehearsal process to character development to the creative decisions behind the production or issues raised by the work.

Student Concerts

Most of the following concerts take place at the Betty Pease Studio Theatre, located within the Dance Building at 1310 N. University Ct., on the back side of the Central Campus Recreation Building (CCRB).

Parking is challenging in this part of campus.

Parking Map (PDF) with nearby parking buildings and streat parking identified, as well as the path to the Dance buildings.

Google Map

Directions (PDF)

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MFA Dance Program: GIVE

Friday, March 10 - 8:00pm
Duderstadt Center (Media Union), Video Studio
Free - no tickets required

This multi-media performance is the thesis project created and coordinated by second year MFA in dance candidate Carlos Funn. Along with contributors from performing arts technology and music departments, the work weaves together deeply felt movement and a dynamic sonic and illuminated environment.

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MFA Dance Performance: Sadie Lehmker and Molly Paberzs

Saturday, March 25 - 8:00pm
North Campus Research Complex, Building 18, Dining Hall
Free tickets required

Tonight Only, and again tomorrow

Pre-performance reception starts at 7:30 PM.

Second-year MFA Dance candidates Sadie Lehmker & Molly Paberzs present their MFA thesis performance, Tonight Only, and again tomorrow, which weaves together two worlds: one defined by mapping memory, identity and place, the other unfolding in the moment through improvisational choices. The evening will showcase collaborative work between dance, music, film, design, and technology.

Free, but tickets are required and can be reserved at lehmkerdance.com
More info

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MFA Dance Thesis Work: Robert Daniel Holmes Maynard

Saturday, April 1 - 12:00am
Dance Building
Free - no tickets required

Haus of Bambi

Online screen dance platform launching April 1, view at hausofbambi.com
More info

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BFA Dance Performance #1

4/6/2017 - 4/8/2017 @ 8:00 PM
Dance Building, Betty Pease Studio Theatre
Tickets are $7, available at the door

BFA senior dance majors Dee Evasic, Noie Porat, KC Shonk, and Ellen Wallace present original works in this shared concert. Comprising solo and group dances, the students’ choreography marks the culmination of their studies in the Department of Dance.

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Dance Composition Class Showing

Thursday, April 13 - 2:10pm
Dance Building, Betty Pease Studio Theatre
Free - no tickets required

Freshman and sophomore dance majors present choreography created during their semester-long composition class with Associate Professor of Dance Amy Chavasse and Professor of Dance Peter Sparling.

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BFA Dance Performance #2

4/13/2017 - 4/15/2017 @ 8:00 PM
Dance Building, Betty Pease Studio Theatre
Tickets are $7, available at the door

BFA senior dance majors Alayna Baron, Luna Lemus-Bromley, Beynji Marshall, and Selena Moeljadi present original works in this shared concert. Comprising solos and group dances, their choreography marks the culmination of their studies in the Department of Dance.

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Congolese Class Showing

Saturday, April 15 - 2:30pm
Dance Building, Betty Pease Studio Theatre
Free - no tickets required

A presentation of Congolese dances performed by students in classes led by master teacher Jean-Claude (Biza) Sompa. The rhythmic, dynamic dancing is accompanied by live drumming.

Choreography, Performance, Production & Design Concert

Tuesday, April 18 - 8:00pm
Dance Building, Betty Pease Studio Theatre
Free - no tickets required

This performance features new original choreography by first year Master of Fine Arts candidates in the Department of Dance Al Evangelista, Sydney Schiff, and Fabiola Torralba.

Emerging Dance Artists Concert

Thursday, April 20 - 8:00pm
Dance Building, Betty Pease Studio Theatre
Free - no tickets required

This concert showcases the creative work of our dance majors, who exhibit dance works they have been creating outside of other formal performances. These are often collaborations with musicians, elaborations of class studies into fuller works, and more.

 

 

 

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