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UGA Dance to present spring concert on April 10-13

Spring dance concert 2014 Emi Murata-h.action
Emi Murata

The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences’ dance department will present the Spring Dance Concert 2014, April 10-12 at 8 p.m. and April 13 at 2:30 p.m., at the New Dance Theatre in the dance building.

Spring Dance Concert 2014 will bring together faculty and guest choreographers with UGA undergraduate students, many of whom are completing their bachelor’s degree with a major or minor in dance. Choreographers have been rehearsing most pieces with the dancers since early fall 2013. With the assistance of Christopher Fleming in theatrical elements and lighting design, the works are fully realized for the stage and integrated into an evening-long concert that includes both contemporary and classical repertoire.

Staged works by dance faculty Joan Buttram (featuring the UGA Ballet Ensemble), Rebecca Gose Enghauser, Daryl Foster, Alix Miller and Janet Robertson will have their premiere at the concert.

“The spring dance concert this year will offer a rich variety of dance styles, a banquet of dance flavors as well as some exciting music pieces in the program,” said Lisa Fusillo, professor and head of the dance department. “Our students had a wonderful opportunity to work with Costa Rican choreographer Luis Piedra, a Willson Center visiting artist, dancer, teacher and company director, who has helped to shape contemporary dance in Costa Rica.”

The concert also will include a piano performance by Youngmi Moon, a graduate student in the Hugh Hodgson School of Music. Spring Dance Concert 2014 highlights also will include a choreographic premiere by Piedra, an internationally recognized choreographer, dancer and director of Danza Abierta, in Costa Rica.

Tickets are $16, $10 for students and seniors, and children ages 6-12. Advance tickets can be purchased at the Performing Arts Center box office or online at

Tickets also will be sold at the Tate Center cashier’s window and will be available at the door beginning one hour before each performance.