Friday, November 21, 2014

[206] MTSU Dance Theatre’s fall concert celebrates ‘innovative’ talent Nov. 19-22

MURFREESBORO — MTSU dancers will showcase their professionalism and artistry Nov. 19-22 during the Fall Dance Concert, “Collage,” an “innovative and daring” celebration of the MTSU Dance Theatre’s 11th anniversary season.

Performances are set at 7:30 each evening. Tickets for the MTSU Arts production, sponsored by Ascend Federal Credit Union, are $10 for adults and $5 for K-12 students and MTSU staff. MTSU students will be admitted free with a valid student ID.

Assistant professor Marsha Barsky, director of MTSU’s Dance Program, said the 2014 Fall Dance Concert highlights original choreographic works from selected MTSU students and dance faculty members.

“Collage” also will feature a special performance, “Lit,” by visiting guest artist T. Lang, the founder and artistic director of T. Lang Dance and a faculty member at the prestigious American Dance Festival.

“The MTSU Dance Theatre is celebrating 11 years of providing high-quality, pre-professional dance performances at MTSU, throughout the Middle Tennessee region, across the country and overseas,” said Barsky.

“The MTSU Dance Program works hard to foster these kinds of learning experiences in our students, and the diversity of styles helps hone their skills. The direct contact with rising and established names in contemporary dance goes a long way in broadening our students’ training and performance horizons.”

Faculty and graduating senior performances in “Collage” will display the scope of MTSU’s training and the talents of the students. New MTSU dance faculty member Meg Brooker will perform reconstructions of “Prelude” and “Narcissus” by legendary dancer/choreographer Isadora Duncan.

“The occasion to witness firsthand the work of Isadora Duncan is a rare treat for Middle Tennessee and an opportunity not to miss!” Barsky said. “From early 20th-century modern dance all the way to contemporary works, ‘Collage’ is an eclectic concert presenting dances that are retrospective, contemplative, innovative and daring.”

Tickets may be purchased online at or at the door one hour before each performance. A searchable campus map with parking details is available at

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