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Fall Dance Concert
November 16, 2019 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm$12 – $20
Experience an unforgettable evening of diverse works, as established and emergent artists explore the farther reaches of dance. We present original choreography in a wide variety of dance styles – modern, jazz, hip hop, contemporary ballet – performed by ODU students. The dances are choreographed by dance faculty, guest artists and select students.
Guest artist Mx. Oops is a New York-based mystic, artist, and educator, with a focus on multimedia performance, urban dance, and queer mysticism. They work in a range of artforms, including dance, video, costume, and rap. They are creating a group piece, Soft Power, with ODU Dance students during their 6-day residency at ODU, Oct 22-27.
Check your baggage, pop a Xanax, and buckle up for a wild ride. Fly high with South Jersey Airlines; we don’t pump our gas, we pump our fists (and our tits at the WAWA hoagie kiosk). Guest artist Rebekah Rickards shares her dance-comedy-extravaganza for the first time at the University Dance Theatre this Fall.
Remnants is the stunning and evocative newest offering from Professors Megan Thompson and Katie Iacono Thompson. As cocoon-dwellers emerge and form an interconnected web of beings, a few stay behind pursuing a different evolution. Daring to reveal more of your inner light risks increasing your vulnerability, but perhaps brings profound strength as well.
Inspired by Martin Niemoller’s iconic poem “First they came for…” about the rise of Nazism, Neither Lost Nor Found is a commentary on the current social and political landscape of the United States. Dance Professor James Morrow says, “[this piece] revolves around silence and the act of not speaking out when you identify injustice…There are acts of rebellion or subversion in the piece… I want to…hopefully waken a few people ‘sleeping’ in the audience.”
Knock, Knock. Who’s there? ODU Dance Professor Mina Estrada’s Wait For It is a profound exploration of her inner corniness, informed at the roots by Deborah Hayes’ work with improvisation as a choreographic process. Expect (perhaps!) disco, opera, cartoons or monsters – what would surprise and delight you?