The Richmond Register

November 15, 2013

EKU Dance Theatre performing tonight, Saturday

Special to the Register

RICHMOND — The Eastern Kentucky University Dance Theatre’s fall concert continues tonight (Friday) and Saturday in O’Donnell Hall in the Whitlock Building.

Tickets for the concert, scheduled nightly at 8 with an additional 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday, are $5 for students, $10 for non-students and free for children under the age of 12 (a reserved seat is still required).

Reservations may be made by calling 622-2171 or visiting the ticket office in the Whitlock Building between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Friday. Remaining tickets will be sold at the door.

Although the group focuses on modern dance, the concert will include everything from African dances to the hustle to a musical theatre piece featuring music from “The Great Gatsby.”

The modern pieces will focus on moving beyond perfection, the relief felt from releasing secrets, and a love lost in medieval times. A piece choreographed by Brittany Hudson will examine the cycle of life and contemplate what happens beyond death.

In another modern piece Katrina Martir and Marianne McAdam, director of the dance theatre, celebrate the gift of new life with a piece featuring their nine-month-old baby girl as the star. They also choreographed a fun loving Hustle piece featuring with music from the 1970s through today.

The Dance Theatre will welcome back Abby Day Fowler, who has created an original musical theatre piece with music from the film “The Great Gatsby” and dazzling 1920s garb. The program will also feature a collaborative piece with EKU Music Professor Jason Koontz and the EKU Percussion Ensemble.

“We will perform an African piece which was created from what we learned in a workshop with African dance and drumming expert Janine Tiffe,” McAdam said. “The costumes, drumming and dancing will be quite a spectacle! Hopefully many of you will be able to join Dance Theatre for this wonderful display of talent and expression by EKU students!”