Concert logo: Image of a female dancer on a red and orange background, Text reads "Bodies of Text"

Fall Dance Concert

November 19, 20, 21, 2021
Crafton-Preyer Theatre, Murphy Hall

Bodies of Text

The University Dance Company presents its semiannual repertoire concert featuring choreography by KU faculty including a new face in our department, Tristian Griffin, assistant professor of the practice. Ballet, modern/contemporary, and hip hop works all explore the fascinating, fun, and complex ways that bodies and texts align, collide, and work together. We hope you'll join us for the first in-person dance concert of KU’s pre-professional dance company since Fall 2019.

Scenic & Lighting Design by Dennis Christilles
Costume Design by Jamie R. Urban
Stage Management by Jenna Link

L’amour et la Mort

Choreography by Ashley Ebner
Dancers: Ashleigh Contos, Gabrielle Corporal, Sydney Ebner, Maya Gold, Grace Josin, Hannah Kempskie, Alyssa Kendrick, Claire Kirchner, Mary Kozar, Rachel Kricsfeld, Cullen Krishna, Madison Meade, Rory Sweedler, and Olivia Taylor

"L'amour et la Mort" includes language and themes relating to suicide. It may be triggering for some audiences.


Choreography by Ashley Brittingham
Dancers: Ray Alaniz, Anna Hastings (alternate), Alex Hunt, Olivia Johnson, Grace Josin, Cullen Krishna, Lucie Lane, Annalee Larsen, Olivia Pennell, Ashley Plowman, Anna Shelton, and Annie St. John

within a day

Choreography by Tristian Griffin
Dancers: McKenna Bizal, Claire Buss, Gabrielle Corporal, Johnny Dinh Phan, Sydney Ebner, Maya Gold, Gabriella Isabel, Grace Josin, Hannah Kempskie, Mary Kozar, Rachel Kricsfeld, Annalee Larsen, Madison Meade, Annie St. John, and Cicely Stevenson

Irons in the Fire

Choreography by Maya Tillman-Rayton
Dancers: Sydney Ebner, Maya Gold, Olivia Johnson, Aubree Johnston, Hannah Kempskie, Alyssa Kendrick, Cullen Krishna, Annalee Larsen, Grace Lepper, Madison Meade (alternate), Mira Pawlewicz, Hayley Robinson, and Annie Tripp