Dance

Meadows at the Winspear 2019

When: 
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 8:00pm

To kick off the celebration of the school’s 50th anniversary, SMU Meadows will showcase the critically acclaimed Meadows Symphony Orchestra, led by conductor Paul Phillips, and the Meadows Dance Ensemble performing three world premieres by internationally acclaimed choreographers.

Former Paul Taylor dancer Takehiro Ueyama will create a new work, Heroes, set to The Chairman Dances by noted American composer John Adams. Featuring powerful athleticism, as well as delicate gestures drawn from his Japanese heritage, Ueyama’s repertoire has been inspired by the beauty in nature, the duality of darkness and light in theuniversal human condition and the humanity and compassion in day-to-day living. Alex Sanchez, known for his musical theater work on and off Broadway, will create a new dance work to George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, with a story line inspired by the hope and determination of the immigrant experience in 1920s New York. Sanchez has been praised by critics for works that are “whimsical,” “spectacular” and “wildly ingenious.” Dwight Rhoden, co-founder and co-artistic director of the New York City-based Complexions Contemporary Ballet, will close out the program with Stellar Matter, a new work choreographed to an orchestral suite from Gustav Holst’s The Planets. Rhoden has established a wide-ranging professional career, earning distinction from The New York Times as one of the most sought-out choreographers of the day.

Proceeds from the event provide scholarships for the Meadows Scholars Program, aimed at recruiting thebrightest and most talented students to SMU and Dallas. For more information call 214.768.2787.

Price: 

$25 for adults, $20 for seniors, $17 for students, faculty & staff ($10 discount available for subscribers)

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787. For non-subscriber ticket purchases, call the AT&T Performing Arts Center box office at 214.880.0202.

A Celebration of Indonesian Music and Dance

When: 
Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 7:30pm

SMU Meadows School of the Arts welcomes guest artists from Indonesia for a concert of music and dance. From Houston, The Honorable Nana Yuliana, Ph.D., Consul General of the Republic of Indonesia, will be in attendance, accompanied by three Houston-based dancers who will open the show with a Balinese welcome dance. Featured performers include Balawan, a musician/composer considered Indonesia’s preeminent guitarist and founder of the Batuan Ethnic Fusion band that combines traditional Balinese music with jazz; Ade Suparman, a Java-based composer and master of the kecapi (box zither), suling (Javanese bamboo flute) and gamelan (indigenous percussion music of Indonesia); and Nurrika, a choreographer and performer of Indonesian classical and folk dances. Also featured will be Indian musician and UNT faculty member Poovalur Sriji on mridangam (wooden double-headed drum of southern India) and clarinetist Jonathan Jones, both of whom performed with Balawan at festivals in Indonesia. The artists will be joined by Jamal Mohamed, director of the Meadows World Music Ensemble, and former and current students from the Ensemble, including musical veterans of the SMU-in-Bali program.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information about the artists, visit http://balawan.net and http://adesuparman.blogspot.com.For event information call 214.768.2787

Senior Dance Concert

When: 
Friday, May 3, 2019 - 6:00pm
Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 6:00pm

Student Rush: Students may line up for free admittance with a valid student I.D. one hour prior to performance time. Students will be admitted to the theatre 5 minutes before show time and may choose seating based on availability.

The annual Senior Dance Concert features works choreographed and produced by seniors in the Division of Dance.

Price: 

$5 per person for reserved seating

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787.

Spring Dance Concert

When: 
Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 8:00pm
Friday, March 22, 2019 - 8:00pm
Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 8:00pm
Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 2:00pm

The Spring Dance Concert will feature three world premieres by internationally acclaimed choreographers. Former Paul Taylor dancer Takehiro Ueyama will create a new work set to John Adams’ The Chairman Dances. Featuring powerful athleticism, as well as delicate gestures drawn from his Japanese heritage, Ueyama’s repertoire has been inspired by the beauty in nature, the duality of darkness and light in the universal human condition and the humanity and compassion in day-to-day living.

Price: 

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

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

Fall Dance Concert: Celebrating Women’s Voices

When: 
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 8:00pm
Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 8:00pm
Friday, October 26, 2018 - 8:00pm
Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 8:00pm
Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 2:00pm

Three exciting contemporary works, including premieres by Princess Grace Award recipient Bridget L. Moore and by Meadows Artist-in-Residence Brandi Coleman and a re-created work by New York-based choreographer Cherylyn Lavagnino, will be presented at SMU Meadows School of the Arts’ Fall Dance Concert, October 24-28 in the Bob Hope Theatre at SMU. The concert, titled “Celebrating Women’s Voices,” represents the first time Meadows has presented an entire show of works by female choreographers.

Price: 

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

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

Fall Brown Bag Dance Series

When: 
Monday, October 1, 2018 - 12:00pm
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 12:30pm
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 12:00pm
Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 12:30pm
Friday, October 5, 2018 - 12:00pm

The Division of Dance presents lunchtime performances of 10-15 original, student-choreographed works in multiple genres including ballet, modern, jazz, tap and hip-hop.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

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