Spectrum Fall 2013
Sam Houston State University Department of Dance
The SHSU Dance of Department welcomes International Guest Artists
The Sam Houston State University Department of Dance will present the Fall 2013 Spectrum Dance Concert Home & Away November 21-23 at 8:00 PM each evening and a Saturday matinee at 2 PM in the James and Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts Center Dance Theater. This dance concert features work by SHSU dance faculty Dana Nicolay, Andrew Noble, Dionne Sparkman Noble and Erin Reck. To round out the evening, SHSU dance welcomes several exciting guest artists from around the world who have set choreographic works on the students throughout the semester.
Fall visiting professor Teoma Naccarato joins us from Montreal, Canada and her expertise is in layering interactive technology with live dance. Using Isadora software, Naccarato’s dance investigates relationships between sound, movement, and projection that leaves the audience with a powerful sense of gravity and space. Guest artist Gerard Theoret from Montreal, Canada worked with SHSU dance students early in the semester to reset his marimba inspired pointe work The Ultra Loungers. This refreshing work mixes flirtatious humor with beautiful musicality to highlight the cast’s broad range of talents.
Spectrum’s guest artist line-up continues with Enzo Celli of Celli Contemporary Ballet from Rome, Italy, and Amy Cain and Dawn Dippel of Revolve Dance Company from Houston, Texas. These guest artists worked with SHSU dance by way of the Dance Gallery Festival Texas, a three day dance festival that takes place the first week of October at Sam and includes a master class series, performances by national and international dance companies, and choreographic residencies by selected artists. Celli and Revolve spent an additional week with SHSU dancers setting new works. Celli’s work is set to Vivaldi music and uses classic form interlaced with human interaction to define and redefine relationships between the dancers. Cain and Dippel bring a little jazziness to the Sam stage with their saucy yet serious contemporary work.
Show times are 8 PM November 21-23 with a 2 PM Saturday Matinee. Tickets are $15 General Admission; $12 for Seniors/SHSU Faculty and Staff; $5 Students. A special discount of $5 will be offered for Saturday’s matinee for SHSU Faculty and Staff.
Please join the Department of Dance for a special ceremony naming PAC 250 as the Jonathan Charles Memorial “Johnny Studio” on Saturday evening following the concert.
For ticket purchase contact the GPAC Box office at 936.294.2339 or online at www.shsu.edu/boxoffice.