Wednesday, January 15, 2014

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The University of Oklahoma University Theatre and School of Dance presents Young Choreographers’ Showcase 2014 -- a production that always surprises and delights audiences as student choreographers from the School of Dance explore and meet the challenges of creating a production of imaginative and unique dance works of classical ballet and contemporary dance. Performances are at 8 p.m. Jan. 23, 24, 25 and at 3 p.m. on Jan. 26, in the Donald W. Reynolds Performing Arts Center, historic Holmberg Hall. The production is rated G.

This year’s choreographers whose work has been selected through School of Dance faculty adjudication are Sierra Codalata, Caitlin Cullen, Diana Drummond, Sydney Gettel, Kilmyn Graf, Natalie Kischuk, Kiosh Monroe, Nicole Reehorst, Emma Sadler and Breehannah Young. 

"Each year we are delighted to watch our students develop their talents in the area of choreography and this year is no exception,” states Mary Margaret Holt, School of Dance Director. “ There is great variety in the movement styles, music and visual styles they select.  Young Choreographers’ Showcase is always a favorite of our audiences and they will find a great deal to enjoy this year."

These talented choreographers create a concept, choreograph and oversee all scenic elements to produce a unique and highly original dance piece in collaboration with student lighting designers from the Peggy Dow Helmerich School of Drama.  This year’s lighting designers are Samuel Brown, Zak Houara, Emily Maddox, Cooper Simon and Joshua Tyger Walden.  Their work is inspiring, fresh and sure to entertain audiences.  Clara Cravey Stanley and Austin Hartel, School of Dance faculty, serve as Young Choreographers’ Showcase coordinators.

 Undergraduate and graduate dance majors, along with general education students, total approximately 1,000 enrollees in dance classes per semester.

Tickets prices for Young Choreographers’ Showcase 2014 are $22 for adults and $18 for senior adults, OU faculty, and staff and military, and $14 for students. Tickets may be purchased by phone or in person with the OU Fine Arts Box Office (405) 325-4101, beginning January 13, 2014.  The box office hours are 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.  The box office opens again 1 hour prior to performance at the venue.  The University of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity institution. For tickets and accommodations on the basis of disability, please call the Fine Arts Box Office at (405) 325-4101. 

From the press release

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