Published: February 07, 2023
Spring Dance Concert Will Feature Diverse Choreography and Themes
Student dancers from The University of Tampa will take the stage in the annual Spring Dance Concert on Thursday, Feb. 16, through Saturday, Feb. 18, in Falk Theatre. The shows begin at 8 p.m. each night, and the additional Saturday matinee begins at 2 p.m. All performances are free and open to the public.
The concerts will feature choreography by six UT faculty members, alumna Kalina DuBuc ’17, and guest choreographers Herman Ramos, based in Gainesville, FL, and Cheri Stokes, based in Brooklyn, NY.
There will be a variety of dance styles and themes in this year’s production, with 48 students participating in collaborations. Faculty works include portrayals of growing up in Florida and the magic of theater, while the guest artists drew on their hip-hop backgrounds to create their pieces.
Dance program director Susannah LeMarquand ’01 said UT is always trying to diversify the experience of choreography, rehearsal and performance for the students.
“We do this to give them a taste of what it would be like to work with different choreographers in the professional world, but also in hopes that they will start to experiment with different approaches to their own artistic process. To see this manifest for them really fills the faculty with pride and opens up the students’ minds to all the different ways they can create dance.”
For more information, contact LeMarquand at email@example.com or (813) 257-6322.