Dance Ensemble to Perform Fall Concerts

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UK Dance Ensemble

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Other pieces in the concert include “Torn Mechanix,” choreographed by Tesssa Harris; “This Woman’s Work,” choreographed by Ashley Holbrook; and “A Hunting We Will Go,” choreographed by Sarah Newman. Sarah Spunt, a new member of the ensemble, has created a hip hop piece set to Aaliyah’s “Extra Smooth,” titled “Wastin’ My Time.”

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 3, 2004) -- The University of Kentucky Dance Ensemble will perform its fall concerts at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14, in the Recital Hall of the Singletary Center for the Arts on Rose Street at Euclid Avenue.

Tickets are $12, general admission; $10 for students and senior citizens, and $3 for children age 10 and under. Tickets are available from the Singletary Ticket Office.

Under the direction of Rayma Beal, associate professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion in the College of Education, the 30-member UK Dance Ensemble will perform a variety of dances including a modern piece choreographed by guest choreographer, Jennifer Sciantarelli. The remainder of the dances were choreographed by Dance Ensemble members, all students at UK and Lexington Community College.

The concerts also feature “Dances for Isadora,” a dance first performed in 1971. This reconstructed dance was choreographed by Jose Limon, a world famous modern dancer. A piece titled “Tangled,” choreographed by Lydia Childress, is a lyrical modern piece that incorporates the music “Classical Gas.”

An energetic dance choreographed by Angie Galloway will take the audience back to the early 1990s with a remix of “New Kids on the Block.”

Other pieces in the concert include “Torn Mechanix,” choreographed by Tesssa Harris; “This Woman’s Work,” choreographed by Ashley Holbrook; and “A Hunting We Will Go,” choreographed by Sarah Newman. Sarah Spunt, a new member of the ensemble, has created a hip hop piece set to Aaliyah’s “Extra Smooth,” titled “Wastin’ My Time.” There are also a variety of other pieces choreographed by Anjuli Bhattacharryya, Ashley Dawson and Jennifer Simpson.


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