Studiodance I: Dancing 50: Moving Forward/Looking Back
Date:Thu, 2/28/2019 - Sat, 3/2/2019
Time:Begins at 7:00 PM
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In Program A, emerging choreographic artist and Master of Fine Arts candidate Charlie Maybee will present his contemporary explorations of the genre of tap dance. The program will include Dance alumni Isiah Asplund (BFA ’17), Lauren Mendelson (BFA ’18), Randi Townsend (BFA ’17) and Illinois alum Jon Faw (’17 MEDIA). MFA candidates Mauriah Kraker and Leah Wilks will join Charlie in an opening improvisation.
Program B will feature small works created by Dance faculty in conjunction with alumni. Professor Sara Hook will bring back alums Betsy Brandt (MFA ’13), Elizabeth Johnson (MFA ’03), Randi Townsend (BFA ’17), and Kendra Portier (MFA ’18) to the Studio Theatre stage. Professor Tere O’Connor will set the duet Double Flower Possibility on two alumni, and graduate Momar Ndiaye (MFA ’17) will create a physically demanding solo for Professor Abigail Zbikowski.