School of Dance Current Season

2019-20 Dance Performance Season

PERFORMANCE DATES LOCATION

Fall Dance

Fall Dance showcases contemporary dance majors in four distinct pieces choreographed by guest artists and faculty. The performances include newly commissioned works created exclusively for the UNCSA senior class by up-and-coming choreographer Shannon Gillen, who serves as the Artistic Director of Vim Vigor Dance Company based in New York City, and Ashley Lindsey, a School of Dance alumnus and director of UNCSA’s Summer Dance Program. Faculty members Ming-Lung Yang and Dayna Fox will round out the program with a new creation by Yang and Fox restaging her popular “Magnificat in D.”

October 1-5, 7:30 p.m.
October 5, 2 p.m.

Agnes de Mille Theatre

Emerging Choreographers

Experience original choreography performed by graduating School of Dance contemporary majors. The new group pieces will be enhanced by unique lighting designs created by lighting design majors from the School of Design and Production.
November 19-23, 7:30 p.m.
November 23, 2 p.m. 
Agnes de Mille Theatre

Winter Dance

With a program spanning the traditional to cutting edge, this year’s riveting Winter Dance is an abundance of riches. Enjoy the elegance of the classic “The Sleeping Beauty, Act III” from the well-loved Petipa/Tchaikovsky ballet including variations for Bluebird, Puss in Boots and the Lilac Fairy. Be the first to see a new contemporary ballet by award-winning Chicago-based guest artist Stephanie Martinez, a new contemporary work staged by Dutch choreographer and CounterTechnique founder Anouk Van Dijk, and experience the enthralling modern dance classic “Battlefield” by Robert Battle, current director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

February 27-29, 7:30 p.m.
March 1, 2 p.m.
Stevens Center

Spring Dance

The schools of Dance, Music and Design & Production collaborate brilliantly on each of the four works in the Spring Dance program. Under the baton of Mark Norman, the UNCSA Symphony Orchestra will provide live music for each of the pieces. The program will include George Balanchine’s classic ballet “Symphonie Concertante,” set to Mozart’s work of the same name. School of Dance Associate Dean Brenda Daniels will choreograph a new duet to Joaquin Rodrigo’s exquisite Adagio from “Concierto de Aranjuez.”

Merce Cunningham’s quirky and intriguing “Travelogue,” set to John Cage’s “Telephones and Birds,” features original design by Robert Rauschenberg that will be recreated by the School of Design & Production. Finally, a brand-new reimagining of “The Seven Deadly Sins” will be choreographed by guest artist Gina Patterson, with a new score by composer Jordan Hamlin, and stage designs from the talented faculty and students in the School of Design & Production. 

April 23-24, 7:30 p.m., April 25, 7 p.m.
April 26, 2 p.m.
Stevens Center