UNC Charlotte Department of Dance Spring Concert
Spring Concert begins with Grand Pas de Deux from theNutcracker ballet. Dance faculty member Delia Neil restaged the work after Marius Petipa’s version. Neil’s contemporary ballet Clockworks follows. The work is for six dancers and performed to Steve Reich’s Vermont Counterpoint. Niche Faulkner’s Koredjuga-- A Minstrel Disruption, a West African dance, closes the first part of the program. Performed to live drumming and balaphone by sixteen dancers, the work depicts troublemaking minstrels and clowns that interrupt and disrupt serious ceremonies.
The second half of the program begins with Sensate Technicities: Exploring the Sensory and the Affective. Created by faculty choreographer Kaustavi Sarkar with students from the Department of Dance, the piece includes set pieces by Eric Sauda with students from the School of Architecture. EE Balcos’ modern All Tied Up is for five dancers and performed to Ravel’s String Quartet in G major- Sections l & II. The final piece in the program, 7(each her own) = !, is a contemporary tap work. By visiting assistant professor Janet Schroeder, in collaboration with seven dancers, the piece illustrates the importance of individuals within communities through an exploration of music and dance.
Tickets to the concert are available by calling 704-687-1849 or unccboxoffice.com.