Eastern Michigan's Visions concert to offer innovative styles ranging from contemporary and classical ballet to modern dance, jazz and hip-hop
YPSILANTI - Contemporary and classical ballet, modern dance, jazz and hip-hop will set the stage for "Visions: The 62nd Annual Faculty & Guest Artist Concert," January 17 th 18, at 8 p.m. and January 19 at 2 p.m. at Eastern Michigan's Quirk Theatre,
(Media-Newswire.com) - YPSILANTI - Contemporary and classical ballet, modern dance, jazz and hip-hop will set the stage for “Visions: The 62nd Annual Faculty & Guest Artist Concert,” January 17 – 18, at 8 p.m. and January 19 at 2 p.m. at Eastern Michigan’s Quirk Theatre, located at the corner of Jarvis and Ann Streets in Ypsilanti. Parking is across the street from the theatre.
Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students and can be bought through www.emutix.com or by calling 734.487.2282. Eastern Michigan artists and guest artists include:
Wendi DuBois, artistic director of Youth Dance Theatre of Michigan, who will offer “Grand Pas de Deux,” from the ballet Don Quixote, and the contemporary piece “so will I wonder…?” that explores a glimmer of hope behind utter darkness. Kathy King, guest artist, will explore contemporary jazz movement inspired by the sensory overload experienced during emergencies. Travis Staton-Marrero, guest artist, will present a hip-hop and modern dance program called “Asylum,” which deals with the inner workings of a psychopath’s brain and how these people exist throughout society. Thayer Junotz and Ali Woerner, guest artists, offer a work entitled, “Drifter.” The all-female cast will display constant connections with the starkness of a solo drifter. Barbara Selinger, co-founder of the Detroit Dance Collective, will present, “Without Words,” a series of conversations that make significant, non-verbal connections through physicality. Laura Zimmerman, guest artist, will offer “Knot,” in which there is a tangling and untangling of movement and sound on a visual landscape set to popular love songs from the past and present. Phil Simmon, EMU faculty member, will present a musical theatre performance entitled, “Poor Unfortunate Souls,” a character piece inspired by the Disney movie, “The Little Mermaid.” Chloe Gray, EMU dance major and student choreographer, will present “Uterus=Hysteria,” a work that covers the subject of female hysteria and how, in extreme cases, women were forced into an asylum to have a hysterectomy. Lisa Renee, EMU dance major, will present an innovative piece entitled, “shifts.” She is known for her choreographic games that develop a dancer’s movement. The concert is sponsored by the Eastern Michigan University Department of Music & Dance.
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