Arts & Culture

UK Dance to Present 'Amplified'

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photo of dancer Sylvannah Regalado performing

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 26, 2020) University of Kentucky Department of Theatre and Dance students will light up the stage for the program’s ninth annual dance concert, “Amplified,” March 6-8 at Guignol Theatre, located inside the Fine Arts Building.

"Amplified" will offer an alluring program of new dance works in a variety of exciting genres all while showcasing choreography from dance faculty, guest artists and a UK dance student, who use movement to celebrate the art form, explore important issues and topics, and bring people together through the power of dance. 

UK's dance majors and minors will bring to life work by four renowned choreographers and one of their fellow students. Performances will include work from classical and contemporary dancer Sanjay Saverimuttu, of the Louisville Ballet; guest choreographer Jade Bloshuk; Stephanie Harris, a choreographer, performer and director, as well as UK Dance lecturer; Theresa Bautista, UK dance instructor and founder of Moving Collective in Louisville, Kentucky; and Sylvannah Regalado, a sophomore dance and pre-pharmacy major.  

“Amplified” will take center stage 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 6-7, and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 8. Tickets are $10 for students with a university ID and $15 for the general public, plus additional processing fees. Seating is reserved. To purchase tickets to UK Theatre and Dance’s productions at Guignol Theatre, contact the Singletary Center by phone at 859-257-4929, visit online at www.scfatickets.com, or in person at the ticket office.

The Department of Theatre and Dance, part of UK College of Fine Arts, is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Theatre. Students in the department get hands-on training and one-on-one mentorship from professional theatre and dance faculty and renowned guest artists in acting, directing, playwriting, theatrical design and technology, and dance. From mainstage productions to student-produced shows, students have plenty of opportunities to participate on stage or backstage. Special programs include a musical theatre certificate, education abroad, as well as a thriving dance program that emphasizes technique, composition, performance and production.

The University of Kentucky is increasingly the first choice for students, faculty and staff to pursue their passions and their professional goals. In the last two years, Forbes has named UK among the best employers for diversity, and INSIGHT into Diversity recognized us as a Diversity Champion three years running. UK is ranked among the top 30 campuses in the nation for LGBTQ* inclusion and safety. UK has been judged a “Great College to Work for" two years in a row, and UK is among only 22 universities in the country on Forbes' list of "America's Best Employers."  We are ranked among the top 10 percent of public institutions for research expenditures — a tangible symbol of our breadth and depth as a university focused on discovery that changes lives and communities. And our patients know and appreciate the fact that UK HealthCare has been named the state’s top hospital for four straight years. Accolades and honors are great. But they are more important for what they represent: the idea that creating a community of belonging and commitment to excellence is how we honor our mission to be not simply the University of Kentucky, but the University for Kentucky.