ODU Dance Theater Concert This Week

The Old Dominion University dance program proudly presents its annual University Dance Theatre Spring Concert April 16th-19th at 8:00 PM and April 19th at 2:00 PM at the University Theater, Hampton Boulevard and 47th Street.  This concert will include ballroom, jazz, and modern dance choreography by ODU faculty members and selected students.  The performance will also include a piece by guest artist Natalie Teichmann. 

Ms. Teichmann is the Artistic Director of Anahata Dance, a company based in New York City. Her company is known for XXX its stimulating work for the stage and its exciting site-specific performances. Ms. Teichmann will be in residence at Old Dominion University March 17-22nd teaching classes and setting a work on dance students.  The group piece presented in the concert will be the product of this six-day residency.

Dance Program Director Amanda Kinzer and Assistant Professor Megan Thompson will both present new works in the concert. Professor Kinzer will premiere a new modern dance group work to music by Josh Woodward. The playful and energetic piece, entitled Up and Down, explores the potential highs and lows of a group dynamic. Professor Thompson’s new work, entitled Without Sinking, is inspired by water, sinking vessels and beacons of light.

 Katie Iacono, adjunct professor and guest artist, will present excerpts from her evening-length work Tie Shopping With My Father, her master's degree thesis about the heart-and-soul-wrenching sport of wrestling.  Specifically, she will present a solo titled Vals Boston and a restructured group work with nine students called The Beginning.

Also on the program is a piece by graduate student Sheena Jeffers entitled Intransigence. This dance was recently performed at the American College Dance Festival hosted by George Mason University.

The concert will also include new works by adjunct faculty members and guest artists, Cara Goodwin, Danny Charles, Rachel Thorne Germond and undergraduate student Elijah Motley.

Tickets are $14 for general admission and $12 for Old Dominion University students.  Tickets will be available online at www.oduartstix.com, at the Arts and Letters Box Office in the University Theater, by phone at 683-5305, and at the door.  For more information about the concert call 683-3002.

Posted By: Amanda Kinzer
Date: Mon Apr 14 08:51:28 EDT 2014