SpringDance 2012

By March 26, 2012Dance, Mainstage

March 30-31 in McCain Auditorium at 7:30 pm.

Tickets are $8/$14.

Call 532-6428 or visit the McCain Box Office.


SpringDance 2012 will feature a wide and refreshing variety of dancing and live music.  Guest artist Nela Nieman will show a classical ballet work.  Guest Artist Darwana Tijan from Ghana will visit during the production to teach and set a traditional West African dance set to an African xylophone ensemble.  Faculty choreographers David Ollington, Julie L. Pentz, and Jennie Stout (adjunct) will present choreography in the styles of modern, jazz, and tap.  Highlighted work will include “The Black Hole” by David Ollington (2010), which will travel to the American College Dance Festival (ACDFA) this semester.  A new work by Julie L. Pentz will feature excerpts from Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7, which will be played by the Kansas State Orchestra, directed by Dr. David Littrell.  The K-State Percussion Ensemble, directed by Dr. Kurt Gartner will join the stage for performances of “Gahu,” a traditional West African social dance new to the K-State Dance Ensemble.  The Percussion Ensemble will also join the stage for “Echo,” a 2008 work by Julie L. Pentz that is set to Neil Dunn’s award winning composition. Student work also shown at ACDFA will be seen at SpringDance.


For more information contact neildunn@ksu.edu.