The 2016 Spring Dance Concert by the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences dance department will be held April 7-9 at 8 p.m. and April 10 at 2:30 p.m. in the New Dance Theatre in the dance building on Sanford Drive.
Tickets are $16, $12 for students and seniors. Advance tickets can be purchased at the Performing Arts Center box office, by calling 706-542-4400 or going online to pac.uga.edu. Tickets also can be purchased at the Tate Student Center cashier’s window and will be available at the door one hour before each performance.
The concert, “Repertory in Re(Search),” features repertory pieces that are meant to reflect the kind of moving research that elevates the performing arts, as dance intersects with technology, gender, somatics and aesthetics.
“Repertory in Re(Search)” brings together faculty, guest choreographers and UGA undergraduate students, many of whom are completing Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Arts or minors in dance, for a penultimate performance of pieces that choreographers have been rehearsing with dancers since the beginning of the fall semester.
Incorporating tap, ballet, contemporary, modern and ballroom dance styles with social commentary, the concert will offer a cutting edge reflection of the highly varied world of dance. Choreography was created by department faculty and guest choreographer Marianne Hale, a UGA dance department graduate and ballet program director at Studio Dance Academy in Athens. The concert also will include a tribute piece choreographed by Kennet Oberly, a world-renowned professional choreographer and guest artist in residence at UGA in 2008-2009 who passed away in early 2016.