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Dance to the Music: A Celebration of UM Composers

   

Dance to the Music: A Celebration of UM Composers

Choreography by guest artists Doug Varone and Matthew Rose and faculty Gay Delanghe, Jessica Fogel, Melissa Beck Matjias, and Peter Sparling

February 2, 2006 at 7:30pm

February 3 & 4, 2006 at 8pm

February 5, 2006 at 2pm

Power Center

UM School of Music

University Dance Company

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Overview

The University Dance Company celebrates the 125th Anniversary of the School of Music by collaborating with School of Music composers to create Dance to the Music, an evening of dance set to past and present School of Music compositions. Highlighting the concert is a work by New York choreographer Doug Varone. Varone’s work utilizes his experience in choreographing for musical theatre, opera, and film to create engrossing works of modern dance that capture the nuances of human interaction. Gay Delanghe, in her final year at UM, restages excerpts from two of her previous works, “Motor Tango/Tangle” with music by George Wilson and “Viewing the Colossal Athena’s at the Parthenon” with music by William Albright. Set to a work by Evan Chambers, Peter Sparling’s dance is inspired by poetic epitaphs  ranging from tragic to jubilant, as found on New England gravestones. Alum Matthew Rose returns to set a dance to “Graceful Ghost” by William Bolcom. Jessica Fogel and Melissa Beck-Matjias will create works to round out the program.

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Photography Credits:

U-M Photo Services

Joe Welsh

Peter Smith

David Smith

Glen Behring

Tom Bower

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