Event info

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 8:00pm
Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 8:00pm
Friday, November 10, 2017 - 8:00pm
Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 8:00pm
Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 2:00pm

$14 for adults, $11 for seniors, $8 for students, faculty & staff


Fall Dance Concert

Three contemporary works highlight the Fall Dance Concert. With its circular stage space, curving ramps and central spire, Associate Professor Christopher Dolder’s new version of Bolero is equal parts architectural art and bio-mechanical physics experiment. The interactive set and video-projected imagery compel the dancers to accelerate, ascend and literally vault into space in feats of virtuosic toroidal motion. Moncell Durden’s Drop Me Off in Harlem (1937) uses vernacular jazz movement to recount the adventures of three ladies from Pennsylvania, who travel to New York City to dance at the famous Savoy Ballroom and watch the battle of the bands between Benny Goodman and Chick Webb. The audience follows Dawn, Jeni and Norma as they navigate the spirited streets, subways and ballrooms of New York and Harlem night life. The third featured work is Ascension, a new piece created by Visiting Artists-in-Residence Desmond Richardson and Dwight Rhoden, co-artistic directors of Complexions Contemporary Ballet. Ascension exemplifies the seamless blend of ballet and contemporary dance expressed in virtuosic, sculptural choreography that has made Complexions world renowned. The New York Times has described Rhoden as “one of the most sought-out choreographers of the day.”


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