CSU SPRING DANCE CONCERT 2017
March 31 and April 1, 2017
7:30 PM (both nights)
Allen Theatre at Playhouse Square
All tickets are $5.00 and may be purchased by phone at 216.241.6000, online at playhousesquare.org or in person ahead of time at the State Theatre Ticket Office, located at 1519 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland. Tickets are also available at the Allen Theatre on the nights of the performances.
Featuring CSU DANCE COMPANY, ALUMNI, FACULTY & GUESTS with choreography by Dianne McIntyre and CSU dance faculty Lisa DeCato, Lynn Deering, Chris DiCello and Kathy Diehl; this repertory concert consists of both newly created and restaged works that represent varied artistic styles with music ranging from Phillip Glass to Bennie Goodman.
About the Concert:
Renowned choreographer, Dianne McIntyre, creates a new work “The Call of Mrs. Hamer”, through the voice of courageous civil rights activist, Fannie Lou Hamer. The choreography and the dancer express the longings, fortitude and struggles streaming from the music and the unspoken parts that lie in the souls of individuals then and now. Performed by graduate student, DeAndra Stone, with costuming by Kenya Woods, the piece delves into an emotional journey targeting determination, fearlessness and enthusiasm.
New CSU dance faculty member Kathy Diehl, of Rochester, NY, has created a new work, “glassPoints” set on CSU Dance Company that presents ideas relative to glass objects, sounds, and qualities as thematic layers. Additionally, Diehl and members of KDiehl Danceworks will perform “in/out”, a work that premiered in 2016 and is an exploration of spatial patterns, both internal and external. Diehl will also perform “3 spaces”, a structured improvisational journey moving through three distinct soundscapes with electronic musician and composer Matt Ryals.
Premiering in 1995, “The Last Dance at Euclid Beach” was created in recognition of the city of Cleveland’s bicentennial year. Members of the Browning Center Personal History Group shared their memories of the Euclid Beach Park and its world famous Dance Pavilion. These taped memories formed the organizing structure for a series of danced and spoken vignettes that span a wide range of experiences and express a broad range of emotions. CSU theatre students, alumni, faculty, and members of the CSU Dance Company relive these memories of the famed Dance Pavilion and its lasting effect.
For more information please contact Lynn Deering at firstname.lastname@example.org or 216-687-4883.
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