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2011-12 Performance Season

Fall Dance Fest Poster

Fall Dance Fest 2011

Thursday, Oct. 13 and Friday, Oct. 14 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 15 at 2 p.m.
Bondurant Auditorium, Preston Hall

The Radford University Dance Theatre will present an evening of dance as part of the university’s arts programming for Family Weekend. The concert will incorporate a wide spectrum of movement styles featuring original choreography by the dance faculty and guest choreographers.

Roses are Yellow: Seeing the World Through Different Eyes

Sunday, Nov. 13 at 1:30 p.m.
Albig Studio Theatre, Peters Hall

Roses are Yellow: Seeing the World Through Different Eyes, is a dance concert that explores how individuals with disabilities can still participate in dance despite their disability(ies) - everyone can dance in their own way. People can do much more than what is expected of them and can amaze others. This performance will hopefully be very eye opening and uplifting. Translators will be available for those who are deaf or hard of hearing. This performance is the culmination of an independent study by RU Dance Major Emily McKinney.

 

Evening of Ballet-2011 Poster

Evening of Ballet

Thursday, Dec. 8 at 8 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 9 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 10 at 8 p.m.
Bondurant Auditorium, Preston Hall

The Radford University Ballet Theatre, directed by Inessa Plekhanova, will present its traditional Evening of Ballet. This year’s performance will include highlights from world famous classical masterpieces including La Bayadere and Don Quixote. International guest artists will join members of the RU Ballet Theatre for this exciting celebration of classical ballet. Keeping in the tradition of the holidays, the concert will conclude with the beautiful and magical snow scene from Nutcracker.

informance

Informance

Monday, Dec. 12 at 7:30 p.m.
Albig Studio Theatre, Peters Hall

The INFORMANCE is an informal performance of works created by students enrolled in the Choreographic Studies I course. It gives young choreographers an opportunity to create original movement vignettes and then present the compositions in a public setting. They are also responsible for lighting and costuming their works. The student choreographers and performers look forward to the audience feedback given during the “talk back” session at the close of the concert!

Harmony in Motion Presents: Vitality

Thursday, Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m.
Albig Studio Theatre, Peters Hall

Harmony In Motion, the student organization affiliated with the Department of Dance, is sponsoring a dance performance fundraiser for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America. The concert will feature original works by Radford University Dance majors and d a n a h b e l l a DanceWorks. Donations will be taken at the door. All proceeds will go to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America.

 

Paradigm Shift: An Evening of Women's Work

Tuesday, March 13 at 7:30 p.m.
Albig Studio Theatre, Peters Hall

Paradigm Shift, a concert celebrating Women’s History Month, features original creative dance works by emerging female choreographers from the RU Department of Dance.

 

Dancing on the Edge

Thursday, March 29 at 8 p.m.
Friday, March 30 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 31 at 8 p.m.
Bondurant Auditorium, Preston Hall

The spring dance concert offers a broad spectrum of movement styles and diverse musical selections. Guest choreographer Christopher Morgan created a new contemporary dance work on eleven RU Dance Theatre members to the music of Beirut. The concert also features four original works by dance faculty danah bella, Bob Boross and Margaret Devaney.

 

Student Choreography Showcase

Monday, April 16 and Tuesday, April 17 at 7:30 p.m.
Albig Studio Theatre, Peters Hall

Talented student choreographers present their works to the public in the Albig Studio Theatre. This studio theatre provides the audience an intimate performance space in which to view these dance works and offer feedback to the emerging artists.