Thursday, April 19, 2012

[402] Kick Off Your Shoes for MTSU Spring Dance Concert April 19-21

FOR RELEASE: April 18, 2012
EDITORIAL CONTACT: Professor Kim Neal Nofsinger, 615-494-7904

Kick off your shoes for MTSU Spring Dance Concert April 19-21

MURFREESBORO—MTSU’s Department of Theatre and Dance will celebrate the season of rebirth with its Spring Dance Concert April 19-21 in the University’s Tucker Theatre.

Performances are set at 7:30 each evening.

Featured performances include “Tangoed Web,” an adaptation of traditional Argentinian tango by Patty Foster, director of the Brooklyn Ballet, and the contemporary dance “Wii Play” by Atlanta’s powerhouse choreographer T Lang.

The concert also will showcase the development of the University’s nationally recognized program’s technical and academic training with a pointe piece by Kate Kastelnik and an exploration of John Cage’s work by Marsha Barsky. The creative undertakings by Emily Randoll and Fernando Ramos, two dance minors from the Honors College, will highlight the significant research done by students in the program.

This spring’s concert will be rounded out with a salute to Frank Sinatra by Erin Rehberg and an exploration of African-American culture by Madia Cooper, along with a work by Kim Neal Nofsinger, director of dance at MTSU, featuring eight graduating seniors. A multi-sectioned work, integrating text, quirky humor and movement and developed by company members under Nofsinger’s supervision, also will be performed.

General-admission tickets for the Spring Dance Concert are $10 for adults and $5 for non-MTSU students, as well as $5 for MTSU staff. MTSU students will be admitted free with a valid student ID.

Tickets can be purchased at the door; the Tucker Theatre Box Office opens at 6:30 p.m. before each performance.

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