Whitney Hale

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College: Fine Arts

UK Dance Students' Talents Come in 'Loud and Clear'

Published: Jan 24, 2013

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 24, 2013) — The University of Kentucky Department of Theatre presents their second annual Winter Dance Concert, "Loud and Clear." The contemporary dance concert will take center stage 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 25 and 26, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, at the Guignol Theatre, located in the UK Fine Arts Building on Rose St.

 

"Loud and Clear" will feature work from guest choreographers Stephanie Harris and Amy Chavasse and UK Dance Program Coordinator Susie Thiel.

 

Local choreographer, Stephanie Harris, created her work titled, “I will walk with you,” through a collaborative rehearsal process beginning with the exploration of internal dialogue. The work examines how the remembrance of life experiences molds individuals and becomes part of their narratives, as these events are ritualistically revisited, binding one forever to these memories. The work culminates around the installation piece, "Fallen," by Becky Alley, artist and exhibitions and programs director at the Lexington Art League, providing a space for remembrance and for letting go of those things that need care and a place for letting go.

 

Guest artist Amy Chavasse created a new work in collaboration with the UK dancers in just six days based on a collage of all of their own movement choices. Structured improvisations served as a palette to generate the movement material. Chavasse is a professor of dance from the University of Michigan and the artistic director of ChavasseDance&Performance, a dance/theater collective based in Ann Arbor, Mich., and Brooklyn, N.Y.

 

Susie Thiel, dance program coordinator and lecturer of dance at UK, presents two works. The first work, “Shuffling Data,” draws its inspiration from a selection of Czech folk songs. This high-energy contemporary jazz dance captures the essence of the music while representing its translation through movement. “Shuffling Data” moves through space with liveliness and excitement in a quirky and fun way.

 

“Always Carry a Light Bulb,” Thiel's second piece, explores how creativity manifests itself in the brain. This educational multimedia work encompasses a mixture of scientific research, history and improvisation through a variety of dance genres, text and visual media. The work climaxes with a symbolic representation of an idea — the light bulb, but with a twist.

 

Tickets to “Loud and Clear” are $10 for students and $15 for general admission. To reserve tickets, call the Singletary Center for the Arts ticket office at 859-257-4929 or visit online at scfatickets.com.

 

To see one of last year's performances of "How to Fold a Pleated Skirt: An Educational Guide," by Thiel, click play on the video below.

 

How to Fold a Pleated Skirt: An Educational Guide from Susie Thiel on Vimeo. To see a transcript for this video, click here.

 

The UK Department of Theatre at UK College of Fine Arts has played an active role in the performance scene in Central Kentucky for more than 100 years. Students in the program get hands-on training and one-on-one mentorship from a renowned professional theatre faculty. The liberal arts focus of their bachelor's degree program is coupled with ongoing career counseling to ensure a successful transition from campus to professional life.

 

 

MEDIA CONTACT: Whitney Hale, (859) 257-8716 or whitney.hale@uky.edu

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