Published: November 12, 2020
UPDATE: UT Presents “An Evening of Experimental Dance” on Nov. 20
NOTE: This event was rescheduled from Nov. 13 to Nov. 20.
The University of Tampa Department of Theater and Dance presents an Evening of Experimental Dance. Directed by adjunct dance professor, Amanda Sieradzki, this year’s event will travel outside of the indoor gallery space to explore a new outdoor location as a way of adapting to the performance and environmental precedents set by the COVID-19 pandemic. The performance will take place on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, at 7:30 p.m. at Plant Park’s Sticks of Fire.
Dancers will perform 10 feet apart from one another in masks, while the audience watches from socially distanced seating. Assistant dance professor Michael Crotty’s improvisation class will act as dancing “docents” for the evening’s show, guiding the audience through the evening's program in front of the thunderous Sticks of Fire sculpture.
The evening features investigational works by student choreographers and dance faculty that playfully explore what it means to “dance at a distance.” Highlights include a hide-and-go-seek improvisatory score staged by choreographer Mads Waterman and accompanied live by Interactive Arts Ensemble student composer David Dickinson, as well as works by assistant dance professor and dance program director Susannah LeMarquand and adjunct dance professor Alex Jones.
The event is free and open only to current UT students, staff and faculty to attend.