Published March 24, 2016
Work by UB students, faculty and guest choreographers will be in the spotlight as the Zodiaque Dance Ensemble presents its spring concert April 1-3.
Performance times are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday in the Black Box Theatre in the Center for the Arts, North Campus.
Directed by Kerry Ring, clinical assistant professor, and Anne Burnidge, associate professor and associate chair of the Department of Theatre & Dance, “ZDE ’16” showcases the diversity of guest artists, faculty choreography and mentored student works.
Ariel Nereson, assistant professor, and Ring will accompany guest choreography by Brooklyn-based artist Jenny Golonka and UB dance alumae Katie Hientz. In addition, advanced choreography students Sarah Dodd, Angel Mammoliti, Julie Mondrick and Michaela Neild will present new works.
The company, one of several UB resident student dance companies, consists of 23 undergraduate dance majors who will perform in a range of current dance styles, from jazz to contemporary modern. “Veil,” choreographed by Ring, is set to David Popper’s “Requiem” and will be performed by UB pianist Jiheng Tang and UB cellists Lisa Gagnon, Chang Park and Conor Sullivan. Other works take inspiration from poetry, urban anxiety, inner strength and humanistic explorations of relationships.
The Department of Theatre & Dance’s 2015-16 season is inspired by “justice,” one of the five named UB 2020 themes.
Tickets for the Zodiaque Dance Ensemble are $20 for the general public and $10 for students from any school and seniors, and may be purchased at the Center for the Arts box office and at tickets.com.