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Published: October 15, 2021

Movement, Music and Spoken Word Converge In “An Evening Of Experimental Dance”

The University of Tampa’s Department of Theatre and Dance presents “An Evening of Experimental Dance.” The performance will take place on Friday, Nov. 12, at 7:30 p.m. Directed by Amanda Sieradzki, part-time dance professor, this year’s event will travel on campus between Plant Hall’s East Verandah and Plant Park’s Sticks of Fire sculpture.

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Directed by Amanda Sieradzki, part-time dance professor, this year’s event will travel on campus between Plant Hall’s East Verandah and Plant Park’s Sticks of Fire sculpture.

The evening features investigational works by student choreographers and dance faculty — converging movement, music and spoken word. The program draws on a variety of themes, such as constellations, extraterrestrial encounters, social activism, the power of story and infectious rhythms. It’s inspired by the impressive architecture of these spaces.   

Student dancers of the improvisation class taught by Michael Crotty, assistant professor of dance, will travel through the audience from the historic steps of Plant Hall to the thunderous Sticks of Fire sculpture. Most notably, the dance program’s fall guest choreographer, Jon Lehrer, and his dance company will create and perform a world-premiere work made on-site for UT. A second work by Lehrer will feature student dancers and create an engaging finale for all.

The event is free and open to the public; no tickets or reservations are required. It will be outdoors, where masks will be encouraged but not required. Attendees should plan to arrive at Plant Hall’s East Verandah for the first portion of the performance, and then travel with the dancers to Sticks of Fire. Limited seating will be provided at both sites.

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


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