MTSU Dance Theatre students and faculty and visiting guest artist Alia Kache are celebrating autumn with original works at the Fall Dance Concert, which is set Nov. 30-Dec. 2 in the university's Tucker Theatre.
Performances begin at 7:30 each evening. General-admission tickets for the Fall Dance Concert are $10 for adults and $5 for K-12 students and MTSU faculty and staff. MTSU students will be admitted free with a current student ID.
The 2017 Fall Dance Concert will once again highlight original choreographic works from MTSU dance faculty and selected students, along with Chattanooga, Tennessee, native Kache, a respected dancer and choreographer who co-founded Renegade Performance Group, danced with Ailey II and visited the MTSU Dance Program in October.
The event also will feature pieces that display the scope of MTSU's dance training and the talents of the university's dance faculty in contemporary ballet, jazz and modern dance.
MTSU faculty works will include:
- "The Suppliants," a piece by Marsha Barsky, MTSU Dance Theatre artistic director, that is influenced by Aeschylus' play "The Suppliant Women."
- "Thel," choreographed by dance faculty member Meg Brooker.
- "the heaven of a single mind" by ballet faculty member Jennifer McNamara, which draws inspiration from the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice.
- "Carmen and Maria" by dance lecturer Chell Parkins, which draws inspiration from Carmen Yulín Cruz' reaction to the lack of relief efforts in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.
- "All That You Touch," a duet by dance instructor Kelvin Amburgey that showcases the dancers' physical and emotional prowess.
"The MTSU Dance Theatre aims to enrich our campus and local community's appreciation of concert dance by providing high-quality performances that are designed to provoke powerful feelings, stimulate senses and activate minds while celebrating the dynamic range and diversity of our program," Barsky said.
Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.mtsuarts.com or at the door. The Tucker Theatre Box Office will open one hour before each performance for ticket purchases.
For more information about the 2017 Fall Dance Concert, visit the MTSU Dance Theatre website at http://www.mtsu.edu/dance or call 615-494-8810.