$14 for adults, $11 for seniors, $8 for students, faculty & staff
The Spring Dance Concert features a diverse mix of modern, jazz and ballet works. Paul Taylor’s masterwork Mercuric Tidings, described by New York Times dance critic Anna Kisselgoff as “a dance that seemingly bursts into song,” is set to symphonic music by Schubert. Alternately physically propulsive and elegantly introspective, it is one of Taylor’s most demanding, sumptuous and poetic creations. Valse-Fantaisie, a whirlwind pas de deux with four additional women, was choreographed by George Balanchine for New York City Ballet in 1967. The fast, light music of Mikhail Glinka, paired with dreamy, romantic costumes, creates a magical atmosphere in which the dancers take flight. Deceptively simple in its steps and structure, Valse-Fantaisie is difficult to perform yet exhilarating to watch. To round out the program, new dance faculty member Brandi Coleman will create a jazz work based in the technique of Billy Siegenfeld known as “Jump Rhythm Jazz,” in which dancers synthesize movement, vocalization and emotional expression.
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