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The Brigham Young University Department of Dance will present “Faculty Dance Works,” a program of choreographic works and performances by faculty, Friday and Saturday, March. 1-2, at 7:30 p.m. in the Dance Studio Theatre, 166 Richards Building.

All tickets are $6. For tickets, visit the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or Children aged six and above will be admitted with ticket.

800px-BYU_Richards_BuildingThe performance will feature eight performance pieces with varying themes presented in choreographed dances and video presentations.

The show opens with Shayla Bott’s “Elan Vital,” a ballet based on Georges Seurat’s famous painting “Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte.” Next, Caroline Prohosky’s Asian-inspired dance “A Prayer in the East” will be presented.

The program continues with Jiamin Huang’s “Props Sequence,” a piece that explores the use of traditional Chinese dance props in contemporary dance. Following that, Pat Debenham will present “I Am My Mother and My Father,” a tribute to his parents and his wife’s parents comprised of two interconnected solos.

Next, Karen Jersen will present “Morning Jog,” a dance film illustrating the great lengths a mother will go to keep her children, and herself, entertained. Kate Monson’s “Fossils and Fishes,” a dance exploring the unavoidability of the passing of time, will then be presented.

Concluding the performance will be a film of a young couple dealing with reality and romance by Caroline Prohosky titled “Nocturne” and Lisa Stoddard’s piece “Different Perspectives,” a dance about the power of perspectives in everyday life.

The production staff for “Faculty Dance Works” includes Nathan Balser and Kori Wakamatsu, artistic directors; Benjamin Sanders, production manager; Marianne Ohran, lighting designer; Troy Sales, sound designer; Ron Nuttall, dance medicine; and Julie Brigham, poster design.

For more information, contact Ken Crossley at (801) 422-9348 or

Source: BYU News

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