Posted October 22, 2013
The Idaho State University School of Performing Arts dance program will present “Bare Bones: Dance ISU in Concert” on Oct. 31, Nov. 1, 2, and 4 at 7:30 p.m. inside the Bistline Theatre at the Stephens Performing Arts Center. A 2 p.m. show will be held in the Bistline Theatre on Nov. 2 featuring local children from The Leavitt Center.
“Bare Bones: Dance ISU in Concert” celebrates Halloween and the Day of the Dead through modern dance, jazz dance, ballroom, hip-hop, tap, and the African-Brazilian stick dance, Maculelê. The concert is choreographed by faculty members from the School of Performing Arts. This production is the first event to take place since the new Bachelor of Arts in Dance Performance and Choreography was first offered as a degree option at Idaho State University this fall.
Drawing inspiration from “Ghostbusters,” Lori Head moves the bones with a quickstep.
Molly S. Jorgensen draws inspiration from spiders in her contemporary jazz dance for a children’s audience. Her dance features a special performance of local children from The Leavitt Center during the Saturday matinee.
Joséphine A. Garibaldi explores movements of the face in her butoh-inspired work accompanied by classic melodies from opera and the ballet.
Lauralee Zimmerly’s piece, “Short Sweets,” offers four intertwined vignettes featuring Mad Scientists and Creepy Insects, along with Burning Man and Day of the Dead figures.“Tombo e Guerreiro” (Tomb of the Warrior) by Paul Zmolek features live singers and percussionists accompanying Maculelê, an athletic African-Brazilian stick dance.
Lindsey Tucker contributes a lively tap dance and Sheena Phelps’ cast of 22 dancers brings the concert to a rousing finish with an exuberant hip-hop dance.
Ticket prices are $15 for adults, $14 for ISU faculty and staff, $10 for pre-college students, $7 for ISU students with valid Bengal IDs, and parties of 10 or more people are $10 per ticket. Tickets are available online at www.isu.edu/tickets, by calling or visiting the Stephens Center Box Office at (208) 282-3595, and at the Information Desk in the Pond Student Union.