Dance in Performance 2016
Showdates: November 17 - 20, 2016
The UAA Department of Theatre and Dance proudly presents UAA DANCE in Performance, showcasing 7 dynamic choreographers and 30 energetic performers in an evening full of dances packed with choreographic innovation.
Diversity in both choreographic styles and ideas are the distinguishing features of this production. UAA Theatre and Dance professor Brian Jeffery and Momentum artistic director Becky Kendall are joined by the next generation of Alaskan contemporary choreographers Stephanie Brenner, Racin Engstrom, Taylor Hicks and Courtney Meneses. With fresh ideas and stylish expression these emerging choreographers have all been outstanding contributors to numerous Dance Program productions in recent years.
This production will also feature new choreography by guest artist Leisha Knight. Leisha spent 8 years as a featured performer/aerialist with Cirque du Soleil’s production of “Love” and has performed in numerous gala events and Cirque productions throughout Europe. Leisha is also a registered yoga teacher who has taught yoga to the Cirque du Soleil performers in the casts of “Love”, “Amaluna, “Elvis”, “Iris”, and “O”. She currently tours with “Amaluna” and teaches workshops in many cities where they perform.
These performances typically sell out! Seating is very limited, advanced reservations are strongly recommended!
Performance run time: 90 minutes with no intermission
Performances held at the Harper Studio Theatre, 3700 Alumni Drive, Anchorage, AK 99508