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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. Dwight Rhoden, co-founder and co-artistic director of Complexions Contemporary Ballet, has been described by The New York Times as “one of the most sought-out choreographers of the day.” Rhoden, who joins the SMU dance faculty this year as visiting artist-in-residence, will restage one of his cutting-edge works that features his unique, virtuosic, high-energy choreography.


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