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Published: November 02, 2022

Annual Dance Performance Experiments With Various Art Forms

This year’s Evening of Experimental Dance at The University of Tampa will feature exciting collaborations between photography, music and dance. Directed by Amanda Sieradzki, visiting assistant professor of theatre and dance, the theme is titled  Arts in Conversation. The performance will take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, and is free and open to the public.  

Annual Dance Performance Experiments With Various Art FormsThe evening begins in the Scarfone/Hartley Gallery in the R.K. Bailey Art Studios, and move across the street to the Charlene A. Gordon Performance Gallery.

Two prominent gallery spaces on campus will set the stage for this year’s showcase of investigational art. The evening begins in the Scarfone/Hartley Gallery in the R.K. Bailey Art Studios. Dancers will move amongst  The Heart of Nature exhibit, which features 78 artworks from the Ferman Wood Art Collection. The program opens with movement accompanied by a live sound bowl musician, as well as playful duets and spirited solos.  

Next, they will travel through the collaborative work  Redbloom created by Sieradzki and Jaime Aelavanthara, assistant professor of art and design. Redbloom explores how choreography and photography merge and also emphasizes the human connection to pressing water issues in the Tampa Bay region and beyond. For the second half of the evening, the audience will follow dancers across the street to the Charlene A. Gordon Performance Gallery in the Ferman Center for the Arts. Highlights include exploratory works by student photographers and choreographers that blend visual art, movement, live music and spoken word, as well as artful critiques on contemporary and classical works staged by Maddie Kurtz, part-time dance faculty.

For more information, contact Sieradzki at asieradzki@ut.edu.


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