Dance Theatre winter concerts Nov. 16-17

Miami University’s Dance Theatre will present a winter concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, in Gates-Abegglen Theatre, Center for Performing Arts.  A “Talk Back” will be held after the Saturday performance.


Dance Theatre member Liza Torrence, first year architecture major (photo by Jeff Sabo)

Dance Theatre, directed by Lana Kay Rosenberg, includes elements of many dance forms, from modern and contemporary to jazz, tap and ballet.

The concert will feature dances choreographed by Rosenberg, Dance Theatre alumni and students, with music ranging from Joseph Hayden  to Peter Gabriel and Carlinhos Brown to Lykke Li.

Rosenberg choreographed “Round it goes, where…” set to music by Hayden. Guest artist and Dance Theatre alumnus Dan Weltner (Miami ’85) created “Tunnel Vision” during a four-day residency at Miami, set to music by Brazilian artist Carlinhos Brown.

Guest choreographer and alumna Nicole Few Hunter (Miami ’02), a Cincinnati-based attorney who also teaches dance classes at Miami University Hamilton, choreographed “Opulence and Envy” and Margaret Donohue Nelson (Miami ’06), research associate in advancement services, choreographed “Footprints.”


Dance Theatre executive board (and student choreographers), left to right: Jessica Saponaro, Kristin Bell, Danielle Sadler, Carly Kennell and Beth Seither

Student chorepgraphers include Kristen Bell, senior marketing major from Westerville, with “Carded, Discarded,” Carly Kennell, senior chemistry and math double major from West Chester, with “Perspective,” and Danielle Sadler, junior kinesiology major from Fishers, Ind., with “Perseverance.”  

Tickets are free for Miami students at the Miami University box office or 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.