Evenings of Dance, an annual recital of modern dance works, will take place April 20-23 at the Lied Center’s Johnny Carson Theater. The performance will feature the work of faculty, student, guest, and for the first time, an alumni choreographer.
The performances are 7:30 p.m. April 20, 21 and 22, and 3 p.m. April 23.
Tickets will be available for purchase at the door one hour before the performances. Prices are $12 general admission; $10 for faculty and staff; and $7 for students and seniors.
One of the pieces is the work of guest artist Julie Mayo, who is busy making groundbreaking, postmodern performance work in New York City. Mayo came for a week in October and chose six students to work with her to create an original piece titled “Hush.”
Jenna Riegel, of Bill T Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, joined the dance program at Nebraska for a week of virtuosic, quirky and luscious master classes and dance making. Along with the work of student choreographers Lauren Kraemer and Jordan Patt, Riegel’s piece represented Nebraska at the American College Dance Association conference.
The final guest piece is by Laurel Jenkins, who incorporated thought and action around the Women’s March that was happening during her residency. Jenkins performed for postmodern dance pioneer Tricia Brown for many years and layers much of that aesthetic to her work.
Other works include, a sextet choreographed by Hye-Won Hwang, assistant professor of dance; a sweet and quirky duet by embi, a dance collective founded by a Nebraska alumni; and a final work by Susan Ourada, associate professor of dance.
These last two works will also be shown with the live accompaniment of Violinist Hyeyung Yoon and Cellist Greg Beaver from the Chiara String Quartet, as well as Paul Barnes from the Glenn Korff School of Music April 25 at the Johnny Carson Theater.