This fall you won’t want to miss original works by our talented USF faculty - Andrew Carroll, Michael Foley, Paula Nunez, Andee Scott, Jeanne Travers - and the restaging of an original work by USF Paris Program 2012 guest choreographer, Colleen Thomas, which premiered in Paris in the Summer of 2012.
USF Fall Dance Concert, Nov. 9- 10 and Nov. 15- 17 at 8pm, Nov 11 at 3pm, Theatre 1 USF Tampa Campus.
Title: Handel: 1
This piece is a celebration of the music of George Frideric Handel, specifically his Messiah selections, as well as the music of Ottorino Respighi.
Title: Into Mergence
Into Mergence, choreographed by
Jeanne Travers, is a highly kinetic and energetic trio, which utilizes dynamic
physical movement and partnering to portray themes within relationships. The choreography reflects ways in which people
merge and separate. This work premiered in Beijing, China at the end of
October, as part of an international forum on dance featuring works by
choreographers from America, Australia, Europe and Asia. More info can be found on Prof Travers’ China
trip at http://theatreanddance.arts.usf.edu/content/templates/?a=3279&z=374.
Title: Du Coeur
Originally a dance for 20 students from USF and Barnard College who attended the USF Dance in Paris Program, Du Coeur, has been redesigned as a piece for just the 14 USF dancers who were in Paris this past summer. Beginning with an a cappella version of Jean Renoir’s “La Complainte de la Butte” and then quickly segueing into Christopher Lancaster’s driving contemporary score, 14 dancers kinesthetically relive their Paris experience dancing “from the heart.”
Birds in flight are the inspiration for Drift, the latest work from USF Faculty member Andee Scott. Drift evokes a meditation in movement, with constantly evolving patterns and formations.
Title: Tocando el Vacio
Tocando el Vacio is a duet inspired by the music of Gabriel Faure. Dancers reach out and create a complex and intense portrayal of unconditional love and the resilience of the human spirit.
singer Blanca Rosa Gil was one of the most popular Latin-American singers of
the 1960’s and 1970’s, and is famous for her torchy, plaintive ballads. A few months ago, on a whim, Michael Foley
trotted out five songs from Ms. Gil’s extensive catalogue of music and played
it as background music to the dance he had just made on the USF Dance
majors. Prof Foley liked the contrast of
highly-physical partnering and postmodern phrases against the 1960’s tropical
beat of Ms. Gil’s tunes, and thus was born an homage to the Cuban torch
song. Don’t look for any salsa dancing
in this piece, though.