Dance Theatre Spring Concert: Livestream
Miami University’s Dance Theatre will livestream their Spring Concert on YouTube at:
Dance Theatre’s eclectic style continues to include elements of many dance forms—from modern to contemporary to jazz. The concert features music that ranges from Joseph Haydn, to Zoe Keating, to UK folk artist Ben Howard, to Tyler The Creator and more.
Lana Kay Rosenberg, Dance Theatre director, choreographed The Journey using “Kokopelli” composed by Katherine Hoover and played live by flutist Samantha Goes, Master’s student in the Department of Music at Miami.
Originally choreographed for Kumler Chapel and filmed as a collaborative event with the MU Symphony Orchestra, 4 dancers reflect on the strength and tenacity of Native American women.
Rosenberg also choreographed Round it goes…where? using 7 large, purple exercise balls for the apprentice members of the company. The dancers explore multiple ways of using the balls in nontraditional ways while struggling to get them to cooperate with the movement. Joseph Haydn’s classical music sets the tone for this romp.
Guest artist Samantha Ackard Stier returned in March of 2020 to set her ninth piece for Dance Theatre. Enter COVID-19. Now, one year later, This Golden World was restaged.
Afua Addo, from Fort Wayne, IN, is the President of Dance Theatre. With a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology and Pre-Medical Studies, she plans to matriculate into medical school in the fall. Her dance Exposure, with the music "How it Ends" by DeVotchKa and "THANK YOU" by Tyler The Creator, is based on the phenomenon that repeated exposure to a personal fearful situation can, overtime, reduce this fear.
Alexandra Kyle, a senior Psychology major with a concentration in Decisions, Leadership, and Organizations, choreographed her second piece for Dance Theatre, entitled Momentum, set to music from UK folk artist Ben Howard.
Joanna Hollern, a senior Strategic Communications and Emerging Technology in Business & Design major and Entrepreneurship minor, is from Columbus, OH. The VP of Dance Theatre, she choreographed Lokahi, and The Feminine Beauty Ideal.
Alison Page, a sophomore from the Chicago area, choreographed Origin, set to “Escape Artist” by Zoe Keating.
More details will be posted on the Dance Theatre website: mudancetheatre.com
as well as on Instagram: @miamioh_dancetheatre.
Friday, April 30 at 8:00pmVirtual Event