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Spring Dance Concert Feb. 20–22 Offers a Feast for Dance Lovers

Published: February 13, 2014
The University of Tampa will present its popular Spring Dance Concert on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 20–22, at 8 p.m., with an additional Saturday matinee performance at 2 p.m. on Feb. 22. All performances will be held in UT’s Falk Theatre on Kennedy Boulevard opposite campus.

The Spring Dance Concert features choreography by UT faculty and guest artists, with performances by UT students. Dance styles include classical ballet, modern, jazz, hip hop and tap.

Highlights of this year’s performances include a tribute to the music and motion of Motown choreographed by Linda Lopez, UT adjunct professor of dance; a fast-paced modern dance packing the stage with complex rhythmic moves by Susannah LeMarquand, UT assistant professor of dance; and a ballet styled after the festivities and flavor of Mardi Gras by Bill Philin-Ploplis, former Chicago Lyric Opera dancer.

Other choreographers include UT dance faculty Susan Taylor Lennon, Phyllis Gaines, Glynn Owens and Richard Ploch. Guest choreographers include former FSU dance faculty member Jack Clark and Collective Soles artistic director Troy Jansen.

“The diversity of the Spring Dance Concert is its great strength,” Lennon said. “We feature a broad range of dance styles and choreographers, and our students are from a wide range of cultural backgrounds, as well. This concert is a feast for dance lovers, or even people just wanting a taste of dance.”

The UT Spring Dance Concert is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Lennon at (813) 257-3745.