Arts & Culture

UK Dance to Present ‘EchoLocation: The Mobile Tour’

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UK Dance will present three performances of "EchoLocation" around campus and The Arboretum April 2-3.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 22, 2021) The University of Kentucky Department of Theatre and Dance invites the community to experience the site-specific dance performance, “EchoLocation: The Mobile Tour,” April 2 and 3.

With many safety protocols still in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic, UK’s dance program hopes to present a diverse performance opportunity for its students, faculty and community. Most recently, the focus is on “site-specific performances” in which the venue is intrinsic to the work. Locations of performances will be easily accessible through the production’s program and a map, which can be found on a phone or tablet — “mobile.” The audience will move from location to location — “tour.” 

“EchoLocation” consists of choreography by UK students and faculty performed at various locations on the University of Kentucky campus and The Arboretum. The locations range from a parking garage to a rose garden, and the choreography explores a variety of themes including COVID-19, politics, culture, environment and simply movement for movement’s sake. 

Tickets for “EchoLocation” are $10. To purchase tickets, visit the Singletary Center for the Arts box office online at

After purchasing a ticket online, the production’s schedule and more information will be provided. During the performance of “EchoLocation,” the audience will move together from one location to the next. All CDC guidelines will be followed during this event and golf carts will be available for those who would like assistance traveling from location to location. Please indicate this need during the ticket purchasing process as space is limited.

For more information contact the Department of Theatre and Dance at or 859-257-3297.

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.


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