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Performances

Thursday, November 15, 2018
7:30 p.m. 

Friday, November 16, 2018
7:30 p.m. 


Ticket Prices

Adults - $15
Children - $8.50
Senior Citizens - $10
KU Faculty/Staff - $10
KU Students - $8.50

UDC Fall Concert
Featuring guest choreographer Mariana Oliveira

Lied Center of Kansas

Moved to Adapt

To celebrate the inaugural year of the Department of Theatre & Dance, faculty and guest choreographers embrace the concept of adaptation used in theatre to create new choreographed works. Some of the works being adapted are Anne Rice's “Interview with a Vampire” and Michel Fokine’s “The Dying Swan,” originally adapted from the Tennyson poem of the same name. Using styles ranging from classical ballet to African diaspora to modern, the dance concert communicates themes of cultural and sexual identity and environmentalism. Originally from Brazil, guest artist Mariana Oliveira has set works on the Joffrey Ballet and the Kansas City Ballet, among others. Her residency is made possible by the John M. and Francis R.B. Peterson Guest Artist Fund.

Choreography by Michelle Heffner Hayes, Jerel Hilding,
Willie Lenoir, James Moreno,
Mariana Oliveira, & Patrick Suzeau

Scenic Design by Spencer Walker
Lighting Design by Chelsea Pitts
Costume Design by Chelsea Pitts, Willie Lenoir, & Susan Rendall
Stage Management by Reece Dickson



Graduating Student Profiles

COVID-19 and Our Production Season
In accordance with federal, state, and local guidelines and in the interest of protecting the health and safety of our patrons, students, faculty, and staff, all upcoming performances by the University Theatre and University Dance company have been postponed or cancelled. The Lawrence Arts Center box office has been or will be in contact with all ticketholders for the Spring Dance Concert to arrange for refunds. We will post more information regarding future perfmances here as it becomes available. Please email us with any questions to kudance@ku.edu (Dance Office) or theatretickets@ku.edu (Box Office). Thank you for your past and future support of Theatre and Dance at KU!

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