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University of Idaho Dance Program Announces 2017-18 Performance Season

August 25, 2017

The University of Idaho Dance Program in the Department of Movement Sciences of the College of Education has a full lineup for its 2017-18 season. These performances feature passionate and provocative work from esteemed dance faculty, renowned guest artists, featured Idaho choreographers and students. 

The 2017-18 lineup includes:

  • “Idaho Dance Community Concert,” featuring local artists and performers of all ages. The event, set for 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, in the Hartung Theater, celebrates diversity and dance in our community. More information is at  www.idahodeo.org.Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door or online: http://ideo2017conference.brownpapertickets.com.

  • “Faculty Choreography Concert,” a faculty and guest artist concert featuring student performers that will present work by UI Dance Department faculty Belle B. Baggs and Melanie Meenan, as well as Vincas Greene with Spokane’s Vytal Movement Co. and Faith Morrison with Polaris Dance Co. of Portland, Oregon. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Nov 2-4, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, in the Hartung Theater. A question-and-answer session will follow the Nov. 5 matinee. Tickets will range from $8-10.

  • “Dance Composition II Student Showing,” highlighting the creativity of UI’s student choreographers. The concert is set for 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11, in newly renovated Physical Education Building 110. The concert is free.

  • “Dance Off Hand,” an informal student fundraising concert, showcases student dancers of all levels who are enrolled in the program’s Dance Activity classes. The concerts are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, and 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 3, 2018, in Physical Education Building 110. An admittance rate has not yet been set. 

  • Dancers Drummers Dreamers (DDD),” the Dance Program’s most acclaimed show that promises to be both entertaining and loud. The show is in its 27th year and is a collaboration with the Lionel Hampton School of Music. The unique production features dancing performed to original live music, singing, comedy and more. It is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, March 22-24, 2018, and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 24, 2018, in the Hartung Theatre. Tickets range from $8-$12. 

Contact the UI Dance Program for information about tickets sales atdance@uidaho.edu

The Hartung Theater is located at 625 Stadium Drive in Moscow. Physical Education Building 110 is located off of South Rayburn Street, across from the ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center. 

More information on the Dance Program is available at www.uidaho.edu/dance or on the program’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/UIdahoDance.  

Media Contact:

Belle B. Baggs

Clinical Assistant Professor, Co-Program Coordinator, Dance

208-882-6273

belleb@uidaho.edu

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