The spring dance concert will feature choreography by guest artist Kim Jones.
Texas Tech University's School of Theatre & Dance, housed within the J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts, will present "DanceTech," featuring choreography by guest artist Kim Jones and the Texas Tech dance faculty. Performances will be held March 5-7 in the Black Box Theatre, 2812 18th St.
Curtain times for the production are 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday.
Guest artist Kim Jones is the founder and artistic director of Movement Migration and an associate professor of dance at University of North Carolina-Charlotte. She visited the Texas Tech dance program for a short residency in January to teach master classes, talk about her creative process and professional career and choreograph "In Between Sand and Sky," one of the six pieces in "DanceTech."
A choreographer and dancer from New York, Jones has danced with the Martha Graham Dance Company, the Metropolitan Opera Ballet and served as a principal dancer in the U.S. National Tour of “The King and I.” As a choreographer, she has presented her work nationally in California and New York and internationally in Italy and Austria.
"We are privileged to showcase the choreography of Kim Jones, the musical talent of violinist Clara Zahler and a sculpture by local artist, Jonathan Whitfill," said Kyla Olson, "DanceTech" artistic director and assistant professor of practice in dance. "It reflects the collaborative and interdisciplinary nature of this production and our school."
Olson choreographed "you can't rewrite the past | change is coming," which explores climate change through the classical elements of water, wind, fire and earth.
Choreographed by associate professor Ali Duffy, "The Reunion," represents hilarious and touching stories spanning more than 50 years through stylized theatrical dance, nostalgic musical selections and projected imagery, within a narrative structure developed with playwright and doctoral student Shane Strawbridge.
"The Entertainer's Aria," choreographed by Genevieve Durham Decesaro, vice provost for academic affairs and professor of dance, navigates the unpredictable terrain of human interaction, largely questioning the ways in which first impressions set the stage for our expectations.
Tickets for "DanceTech" are $15 for individuals and $5 for students with a valid student ID. A limited number of free student rush tickets are available for Texas Tech students. For more information, visit the School of Theatre & Dance website or call (806) 742-3603.