As always, faculty work abounds in this final bouquet of the season. You’ll enjoy creations by Tamara Dyke-Compton, Autumn Eckman, Elizabeth George-Fesch and others. As the centerpiece we offer Amy Ernst’s evocative work titled In the Shadows of the Dreamers. The dancers in this piece are called on to capture moments separating dream from reality, despair from hope. To Eric Whitacre’s haunting Five Hebrew Love Songs, the work pays tribute to the 75th year of remembrance marking the liberation of Auschwitz.
Another piece with historical references is Barbea Williams’ Sacred Causes, 400-year Commemoration. To a score arranged and performed by master percussionist Aaron Vereen, African and Haitian cultural traditions come alive on stage, and emerging from those a New Orleans Second Line Parade ensues.
This concert’s potpourri will bring you the soaring voice of Natalie Cole, and a melancholy ballad from Billy Joel. From popular music to classical, jazz rifs to baroque, from harp to jimbe, and from tap to ballet, modern and jazz dance, Spring Collection is always full of surprises. Think of it as the confetti that falls as our 2019-20 Transformation Series rushes to a close.
TICKETS: Adult $35 / Senior, Military $30 / UA Employee $30 / Student $15
- Wednesday, April 22, 7:30 PM
- Friday, April 24, 7:30 PM
- Saturday, April 25, 7:30
- Sunday, April 26, 1:30 PM
- Thursday, April 30, 7:30 PM
- Friday, May 1, 7:30 PM
- Saturday, May 2, 7:30 PM
- Sunday, May 3, 1:30 PM