Published: November 05, 2020
UT Presents “An Evening of Experimental Dance” on Nov. 13
**NOTE: THIS EVENT IS NOW NOV. 20. READ DETAILS ABOUT UPDATED EVENT.**
*This event is open only for current UT students, staff and faculty to attend.
The University of Tampa Department of Theatre and Dance presents “An Evening of Experimental Dance.” Directed by Amanda Sieradzki ’13, part-time dance faculty, this year’s event will be a traveling show in two outdoor locations as a way of adapting to the new performance and environmental precedents set by the COVID-19 pandemic. The performance will take place on Friday, Nov. 13, at 7:30 p.m. on the Plant Hall Verandah and Plant Park’s Sticks of Fire sculpture.
Dancers will perform 10 feet apart from one another in masks, while the audience watches from socially distanced seating in both locales. Students in the improvisation class taught by Michael Crotty, assistant dance professor, will act as dancing “docents” for the evening’s show, leading the audience from the historic steps of Plant Hall to the 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 by Interactive Arts Ensemble student composer David Dickinson, as well as works by Susannah LeMarquand, dance program director, and Alex Jones, part-time dance faculty. The event is free and open only for current UT students, staff and faculty to attend.