December 3-6, 2009
Thursday, 7:30 pm
Friday, 7:30 pm
Saturday, 7:30 pm
Sunday, 2:00 pm
The Dance Program at the University of Washington presents a concert featuring choreography by its award-winning faculty along with the restaging of works by special guests and alums. From new work to classic choreography, this concert showcases the broad range of styles at home in the UW Dance Program. The concert at Meany Studio Theatre opens on Thursday, December 3 and runs through Sunday, December 6.
In addition to new work by Dance Program faculty Jennifer Salk, Jurg Koch, and Juliet McMains, the concert also features choreography by Dance Program alum Francisco Gella, BA ’96, Louis Gervais, MFA’09 and Rhonda Cinotto MFA ’06. Gella’s Nocturne Studies uses frederic Chopin’s rich and beautiful piano compositions as the inspiration for this work exploring issues of love, loneliness and friendship. The Secret of Life, choreographed by Louis Gervais, takes the audience on a spiritual journey of reincarnation through multiple lives as it explores the connection between earthly life lessons and spiritual flight. The concert also includes a restaging of Brahms Waltzes, choreographed by Charles Weidman in the early 1960’s, as an homage to his longtime partner and co-director of the Humphrey-Weidman Company, Doris Humphrey. This classic work from the modern dance canon is characterized by its beautiful and clear form and utilizes movements and variations from Humphrey’s technique and some of her best known choreography.
All performances take place in the Meany Studio Theatre on the University of Washington campus. Tickets are $18, $16, for UW faculty, staff and UWAA members, and $10 for students and seniors. Tickets are available through the UW Arts Ticket Office at 506-543-4880, in person at 4001 University Way NE or on the web at www.meany.org