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U.Va.’s Dance Program to Present Fall Experimental Dance Concert Nov. 15-17

The Dance Program in the University of Virginia’s College of Arts & Sciences will present its annual Fall Experimental Dance Concert Nov. 15 through 17 at 8 p.m. in the Helms Theatre.

Tickets can be purchased online at the U.Va. Arts Box Office, by calling 434-924-3376 or in person in the lobby of the U.Va. Drama Building. Tickets are $10 ($5 for U.Va. students, children, faculty, staff and Alumni Association members).

Featuring original contemporary dance works by student and faculty choreographers, the concert reflects the collaborative spirit of this expressive art form through dance, music and film, and challenges U.Va.’s student dancers in innovative and exciting ways, said Kim Brooks Mata, who directs the Dance Program.

The program:

  • An original work by adjunct faculty member Kathryn Baer Schetlick that evokes fall in Charlottesville;
  • “Permanent Mo(ve)ments,” a screendance combining choreography, film and video, created by fourth-year media studies and psychology major and dance minor Stéphane Glynn;
  •  “Carving Light from Earth,” by adjunct faculty member Dinah Gray with composer and McIntire Department of Music associate professor Matthew Burtner;
  • “Minutes,” a dance film by Mata that explores presence through a unique combination of choreographed and improvised dance, with an original composition by Michael Rasbury, associate professor of sound design in the Department of Drama. The project was made possible by the support of a 4-VA Arts Grant.
  • A piece by student choreographer Tera Crenshaw that explores “the relationship between pathways in life and pathways in movement,” accompanied by an original composition created in collaboration with fourth-year music major Jack Dockter.

Free parking will be available in the Culbreth Road Parking Garage, located next to the Drama Building.

Note: Parking may not be available until after 7:45 on Nov. 15, due to the Virginia home football game. Opening night patrons are encouraged to purchase their tickets in advance and park elsewhere to ensure timely arrival at the theater.

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