FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Whitney Herr-Buchholz
Manager, Operations and Advancement
School of Dance, University of Arizona
Location: Stevie Eller Dance Theatre
Address: 1737 E. University Blvd. Tucson, AZ 85721
Purchase Tickets: College of Fine Arts Box Office 520.621.1162 or tickets.arizona.edu
Show Dates and Times
Thursday, November 29, 7:30pm
Friday, November 30, 7:30pm
Saturday, December 1, 1:30pm
Saturday, December 1, 7:30pm
Sunday, December 2, 1:30pm
Performance Length: 1.5 hours (including 15 min. intermission)
Ticket Prices: Adult $25 / Senior, Military, UA Employee $23 / Student $12
Tucson, Arizona ˗ Students are the heart of UA Dance, and their choreography is on display in Interiors-Student Spotlight. A dozen distinct dances explore themes from their lives that are at once personal to their unique experiences, and universal to our shared humanity.
Interiors reflects upon this present moment in time through the lens of the next generation of dance artists. The idea of the present moment is explored literally in The Kitchen Sink, an assemblage of movement generated by the freshman improvisation course this semester. The movement is performed spontaneously by dancers in a predetermined structure to an improvised score. The dance itself is unique each time it is performed.
Sophomore dancer major, Hannah Weinmaster, brings us two pieces on the program. Conformity Exchange, a piece for four women, explores conformity and the obsession with money. The dancers dressed identically at first, gradually break from the norm and find their individuality.
Do you hear me?, also created by Weinmaster, is another story of wanting, but this time it is the story of one girl who desires for a real, true love; one that is genuine and full of life. Throughout the piece she goes through trials of rejection, loneliness, self judgement, doubt, anger, impatience, confusion, repetition of state, and trust, only to find herself alone in the end.
Jared Baker has returned this year as an M.F.A. candidate and Graduate College Fellow after graduating with his B.F.A. from UA Dance in 2013. Two of his works are also on the program. Closing Soliloquy, is a solo Baker performs himself. It stems from the realization that his body is aging and that the mobile, limber instrument he once had no longer exists in its full capacity. The solo is intimate, as though the audience isn’t, and shouldn’t, be present.
In his piece Flight, Baker reflects back on his experience leaving college and entering the professional world for the first time. For him, as for many, it was the failures at first that eventually led him to hone his craft and excel. Flight is an offering to those on this precipice, ready to discover how to find their wings.