Performance Dates & Times:
Feb 13-15 and 19-22 at 8pm
Feb 16 at 3pm
Theatre 2, USF Tampa Campus
"Our colleges and universities are hotbeds of dance talent, and USF dominates" -- Creative Loafing, November 2013
Continuing the tradition of excellence that our audiences have come to expect, the USF Spring Dance Concert will feature the work of (not one, but) two major internationally-recognized choreographers: Ohad Naharin and Robert Moses.
Hailed as one of the world’s preeminent contemporary choreographers, Ohad Naharin, (Artistic Director of the Israeli Batsheva Dance Company), has captivated audiences with his extraordinarily physical movement vocabulary. Naharin is also the originator of Gaga, an innovative movement language that has enriched his movement invention, revolutionized the company’s training, and emerged as a growing force in the larger field of movement practices for both dancers and non-dancers. To learn more about Gaga and hear an interview with its creator click here! USF Dance is proud to perform the rousing "Echad Mi Yodea" section from Naharin's signature dance, Minus 16. The work will be restaged by former Batsheva Company member and Holloway Guest Artist, Yaniv Abraham, who will also be introducing the Gaga technique to USF dancers during his residency. Minus 16 is currently thrilling audiences as part of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's world tour.
Robert Moses is easily one of most prolific and inventive choreographers to emerge from the exciting San Francisco dance scene. His company, Robert Moses' KIN, performs internationally and his dances can be found in the repertories of some of today's hottest dance companies. USF Dance faculty member, Bliss Kohlmyer (and former Robert Moses' KIN company member) restages Moses' hyper-physical tour-de-force, Lucifer's Prance, which the San Francisco Examiner called "a truly devilish, almost ritualistic whirlwind."
Also on the concert:
The true lieChoreographer: DanceUSF Visiting Faculty Paula Nuñez
Concept and set design: Andee Scott
Choreographers: DanceUSF Faculty Andee Scott and Karen de Luna Fors*
SnowGlobe is a collaboration between USF faculty member Andee Scott and Mexican dance artist Karen de Luna Fors, director of Proyecto al Margen (Guadalajara). This work continues their shared interest and research in the intersections of new media, projection design, and the body in motion. SnowGlobe will also be performed in Guadalajara in May 2014 on a shared evening of dance works choreographed by both artists, sponsored by the cultural department of the state of Jalisco. This work is part of a larger project, Laberinto hecho Cuerpo, funded by FONCA (the National Foundation for Culture and Arts in Mexico).
* Beneficiaria del Programa Creador Escénico 2013 del Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes de México.
Fannie LeeChoreographer: DanceUSF BFA student Michael Jones
This piece is named after my grandmother, who passed away in 2010. She had a profound effect on my life, and her strength helped me become who I am today.
Choreographer: DanceUSF BFA student Nicole Fattorusso
"Every man has inside himself a parasitic being who is acting not at all to his advantage." - William S. Burroughs
The John W. Holloway Endowed Chair in Dance and Theatre
The John W. Holloway Endowed Chair in Dance and Theatre provides these programs with funds on an annual basis. John W. Holloway, a TheatreUSF graduate, has systematically donated enhancement funds to build the Theatre and Dance programs to exceptional artistic status. The Holloway Endowed Chair has allowed both theatre and dance majors to work with renowned international artists in the creation of new work and in the preparation of interdisciplinary stage productions on important contemporary subjects.The USF School of Theatre and Dance is extremely grateful for his continued support.