Announcing our versatile program for the WSU Dance Concert 2014! We invite you to experience the innovation and virtuosity of the WSU Dance Ensemble and guests, Dayton Ballet II and Dayton Contemporary Dance Company II on April 24 at 7:00, April 25 and 26 at 8:00, April 27 at 2:00. Adults/$10, Students/$5 Box Office: 937.775.2500. Works span from the abstract to traditional, the athletic to the emotional. This year’s concert features six world premiere pieces reflecting the vitality of our Dance Program. We are especially thrilled to showcase an emerging, dynamic choreographer, Shannon Bramham, who will present the premiere of “Let It Go.” Shannon, a company member of the national and internationally renowned Koresh Dance Company, choreographed the work on the WSU Dance Ensemble during her November residency. Works by Teressa Wylie McWilliams, Gina Walther, and Justin Gibbs as well as guest pieces by DB II and DCDC II as well as senior Abby Leithart provide a multifaceted concert. Please join us for an evening celebrating the poetry and power of movement!
Choreographic Works include…
Let It Go, Premiere, choreographed by guest choreographer Shannon Bramham…“though we spend the majority of our lives waiting in daily situations, the difficult and emotional waiting we endure for the passing of a loved one becomes the spark for this work and the moment when you let them go.”
Pull, Premiere, choreographed by Gina Walther…“describes the building of tension in movement and in relationships, the ten dancers perform with dynamic intensity and realism to the gorgeous music of Ezio Bosso.”
…transcending tides…, Reconstruction, choreographed by Teressa Wylie McWilliams…. “a visual landscape in movement inspired by the notion of transcending from a place of negativity and darkness to a place of freedom and celebration…shedding our protective layers in order to see all beings with clear eyes.”
They have escaped the weight of.…, Premiere, choreographed by Justin Gibbs…“about going beyond the things that hold us back so we can find our way back to our flock. Once more it gives us the courage to lead, not just ourselves, but others into an unknown darkness that is full of hope.”
ALSO: DANCE INTENSIVE, SATURDAY, April 26, 10 AM – 4 PM
Wright State University will conduct the seventh annual Dance Intensive Workshop on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 10am-4pm. The faculty and students of Wright State University’s dance program want to share our dance experience with all students, age 14 and older, who are interested in sampling a variety of dance styles. Faculty members Teressa Wylie McWilliams, Gina Walther, Justin Gibbs, and Greg Hellems and along with various guest instructors will teach technique classes in jazz, tap, modern, ballet, pointe, hip-hop and lyrical. Each participant will receive a complimentary ticket to the Spring Dance Concert. The cost for the entire day is only $45.
For more information, registration and schedule of classes, log onto our WSU website at www.wright.edu/dance and click on Dance Intensive or call 937.775.3792.