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Dance Theatre winter concerts Dec. 1 and 2; performances in Gates-Abegglen Theatre, CPA

11/26/2012

Dance Theatre trio (photo by Jeff Sabo)
Dance Theatre trio (photo by Jeff Sabo)
Miami University's Dance Theatre will present a winter concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, at the Gates-Abegglen Theatre, Center for Performing Arts. Dance Theatre, directed by Lana Kay Rosenberg, includes elements of many dance forms, from modern and contemporary to jazz, tap and ballet. A "TalkBack" will be held after the Saturday performance.

The concert will feature dances choreographed by Rosenberg, Dance Theatre alumni and students, with music ranging from Lady Gaga to Bela Fleck and Mumford & Sons to the Vitamin String Quartet.

Rosenberg choreographed “If not now, when?” inspired by a quote from Jewish scholar Rabbi Hillel.
Dance Theatre member Chelsea Bellinger, first-year kinesiology major (photo by Jeff Sabo)
Dance Theatre member Chelsea Bellinger, first-year kinesiology major (photo by Jeff Sabo)
Dance Theater alumni choreographed several works: Dan Weltner (Miami ’85), in residence at Miami for a week in Oct., choreographed “Roadhouse Romp” based on music by jazz artist Bill Doggett; Nicole Few Hunter (Miami ’02), a Cincinnati-based attorney who also teaches dance classes at Miami University Hamilton, choreographed “Unto a Hereafter” set to music by Mumford & Sons; Margaret Donohue Nelson (Miami ’06), research associate in advancement services at Miami, choreographed “nuclear table” set to music by Bela Fleck and the Celtic Fiddle Festival; and Laura Dattilo (Miami ‘08) choreographed “The stories we never tell.”

Student choreographers include Sami Ackard, senior psychology major and Spanish minor from Columbus, with “Begging You;” Carly Kennell, junior chemistry major and mathematics minor from West Chester, with “Grace,” a contemporary ballet;
Dance Theatre member Beth Seither, first-year chemical engineering major (photo by Jeff Sabo)
Dance Theatre member Beth Seither, first-year chemical engineering major (photo by Jeff Sabo)
Kelly Godfray, junior marketing major from Camarillo, Calif., with “Kids,” a contemporary jazz piece; and Taylor Sieve, sophomore mathematics education and mathematics and statistics double major from Columbus, with “Bad Romance,” a rhythm tap piece.

Tickets are free for Miami students at the Miami University box office in the Shriver Center, 529-3200, and at the door.

Tickets are $6 in advance and $8 at the door for other students/seniors; $10 in advance and $12 at the door for general admission.

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