$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 dance for a lead couple and 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. The concert also features What We Do With Time, a rhythm-driven jazz work by Artist-in-Residence Brandi Coleman. The work is based in Jump Rhythm® Technique, a rhythm-generated system of dance training created by Billy Siegenfeld that focuses on percussive energy as a means of expressive dancing. What We Do With Time is a quirky, emotion-infused, tongue-in-cheek commentary on stress overload as it impacts one’s journey from isolation to communal engagement.
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