TWU Dance presents DanceMakers Concert Series
The Texas Woman’s University Department of Dance presents its spring DanceMakers Concert Series April 27-29 in Margo Jones Performance Hall, located on TWU’s Denton campus. The concert series will showcase the choreographic work of seven TWU undergraduate and graduate students, including four graduating M.F.A. students.
Performances are at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 27, and at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 28 and 29. Tickets to the event are $5 for students and seniors, $10 for general admission. For more information, visit https://www.twu.edu/dance/events-and-performances/concerts/, https://www.facebook.com/TWUDance or call 940-898-2086.
Opening the DanceMakers concert is Society, a work choreographed by M.F.A. student Jessica Murphy. Society was created through a collaborative process and explores the power dynamics of voice, silence, and societal structures. Be a Man., choreographed by undergraduate Alexandra Garza, emphasizes the comic reality of hyper-masculinity by juxtaposing joyful music with masculine gestures. Graduate student choreographer Tiffany Bierly’s piece, 01010111 01100101 (We), explores the interplay between several binaries, including love/aggression, group/solo, and pedestrian/dramatic movement.
Opening the second half the show is Feeling’ Myself, a work choreographed by undergraduate Ashley Cervantes that uses music as a tool to differentiate staccato and gentle movements. Graduate student Reyna Mondragon choreographed in between space by using objects on stage to create negative space for the dancers to explore. Terra Firma, choreographed by graduate student Andrea Guadagno, explores the human condition of isolation and connection for four male performers.
Closing the show is M.F.A. student Yeajean Choi’s piece Departure, which uses repetitive movement and proximity to create a work in limited space.