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MTSU artists welcome season at Spring Dance Concert April 20-22

MTSU’s dance students, faculty and guest artists are celebrating a fresh new season at the annual Spring Dance Concert, which is set Thursday through Saturday, April 20-22, in the university’s Tucker Theatre.

MTSU Dance Theatre company members Quinn Cunningham, left, and Saul Rodriguez prepare for the April 20-22 Spring Dance Concert in the university’s Tucker Theatre. (Photo courtesy of Martin O’Connor)

MTSU Dance Theatre company members Quinn Cunningham, left, and Saul Rodriguez prepare for the April 20-22 Spring Dance Concert in the university’s Tucker Theatre. (Photo courtesy of Martin O’Connor)

Performances begin at 7 each evening. General-admission tickets for the Spring Dance Concert are $10 for adults and $5 for K-12 students and MTSU staff. MTSU students will be admitted free with a valid student ID.

This year’s Spring Dance Concert will once again highlight original choreographic works from MTSU dance faculty and selected students and from guest artist Banning Bouldin, an internationally recognized choreographer and artistic director of the Nashville-based New Dialect company, who visited the MTSU Dance Program in March.

The event also will feature pieces that display the scope of MTSU’s dance training and the talents of the university’s dance faculty in contemporary ballet, jazz and modern dance.

MTSU dance faculty member Meg Brooker has restaged three original Isadora Duncan choreographies, presented as “Suite from Orfeo ed Eurydice,” for the spring dance concert.

Marsha Barsky, artistic director of MTSU Dance Theatre, will present an excerpt of “Leaving Home,” a piece she choreographed that also features music by MTSU jazz faculty members Jamey Simmons and Don Aliquo.

Spring Dance Concert 2017 card webThe program also will include works by dance faculty Jennifer McNamara, Windship Boyd and Chell Parkins and by MTSU senior Amber Jordan.

“The MTSU Dance Theatre aims to enrich our campus and local community’s appreciation of concert dance by providing high-quality performances,” Barsky said. “The Spring Dance Concert reflects the dynamic range and diversity of our program.”

Tickets can be purchased online at www.mtsuarts.com or at the door. The Tucker Theatre Box Office will open one hour before each performance for ticket purchases.

A searchable campus map with parking details is available at http://tinyurl.com/MTSUParkingMap.

For more information about the 2017 Spring Dance Concert, visit the MTSU Dance Theatre website at www.mtsu.edu/dance or call 615-494-8810.

— Gina E. Fann (gina.fann@mtsu.edu)


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