Published: February 10, 2020
The Spring Dance Concert will take place Feb. 13-15 at The University of Tampa, featuring popular music and student dancers from all parts of the University community. The show begins at 8 p.m. each night in UT’s Falk Theatre at 428 W. Kennedy Boulevard, opposite campus. There is also a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday, Feb. 15.
The Spring Dance Concert will feature choreography by UT faculty, guest choreographers from the Tampa Bay area and one UT dance alumna. A select number of dance majors were also invited to work with guest artists from different universities around the country: Nick Blaylock, an assistant professor of dance from Southern Utah University; Madeleine Kurtz, a recent graduate of the MFA program at Florida State University; and professional ballet dancer Madeline Jazz Harvey, who is currently an assistant professor of dance at Colorado State University.
“The Spring Dance Concert is always a fulfilling artistic experience for both the students and the audience. The depth of work that is created by all of the choreographers on the program will bring out a range of emotions from the audience, and often times the students are able to collaborate on each choreographer’s artistic process, which gives them a new sense of ownership to their movement. It makes each piece all the more engaging to watch,” says Susannah LeMarquand, director of the UT dance program. “This year we are so excited for our audiences to see the work produced by our three guest artists. It was a special experience for students to work with so many guest artists in one concert.”
Dance styles range from contemporary to Latin, and themes cover a multitude of diverse issues, mixed with some humor and large-scale production numbers. This semester, more than 30 students will participate in those collaborations.
The Spring Dance Concert is free and open to the public, but arrive early for the best seats. For more information, contact LeMarquand at email@example.com or (813) 257-6322.