How often do you get an opportunity to see the work of locally and nationally renowned Choreographers as danced by young and promising dancers? In Dayton you have the opportunity at least once a year, which is what makes the upcoming Wright State Dance Ensemble concert a must see.
Included in this exciting program are the work of Adam Hougland, chosen by Dance Magazine as one of the 25 artists to watch in 2011, to the works of former Dayton Ballet Dancer, Justin Gibbs and former DCDC dancer Gina Walther, both are now professors at Wright State guiding the next generation of great dancers from our region. Add to this mix is the choreographic work of the amazing Susie Payne, WSU alum and all around terrific lady. This a great chance to see her work before she makes her choreographic debut at Dayton Ballet later in the month for their New Works New Music competition, for which she is a finalist.
New works performed by Dayton Ballet II & DCDC2, choreographed by Abigail Beam and Rodney Brown respectively, all add to one of the best dance concert offerings in my opinion.
An added bonus is the piece choreographed by Gina Walther to excerpts of Leonard Bernstein’s celebrated Mass. This is a exhilarating collaboration between the Dayton Philharmonic and the Theatre, Dance and Music department of WSU.
All of this for ten dollars makes this is the best artistic bargain in town. It does not get any better than this! This is must see dance programming that you should not miss. I will be there on Saturday, see if you can spot me, swing by and say hello.
WSU WINTER DANCE CONCERT 2011
March 10-13 Adults/$10, Students/$5
Box Office: 937.775.2500