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WKU to present ‘Evening of Dance’ April 29-May 2

Evening of Dance is the culmination of a year of intense study, training and rehearsal.  This year WKU Dance faculty Amanda Clark, Clifton Brown, Meghen McKinley and Kylene Stephens will be joined by guest choreographers to present a spectacular show filled with tap, jazz, modern dance and contemporary ballet.

Evening of Dance will be presented April 29-May 2.

Evening of Dance will be presented April 29-May 2.

Hannah Scott will be performing in three of the pieces, Primal, Wisdom of Appearance, and Chukchi, and noted the similarities of some of the pieces. “You’re going to see a vast variety of styles that are all connected,” said Scott, a sophomore from Bowling Green.

“They are all eclectic but they make sense together,” said Matthew Dant, a freshman from Louisville who will be performing in three pieces, Wisdom of Appearance, A World to Come and Chukchi.

Guest Artist Jon Lehrer, Founder & Artistic Director of Lehrer Dance Company, choreographed Chukchi and will be returning this summer for the WKU Dance Intensive.

Evening of Dance runs April 29-May 2 in the Russell Miller Theatre in WKU’s Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center. Tickets are $12 and are available at WKU.showare.com or by calling the box office at (270) 745-3121.

Last Chance to Dance 2016 May 3

WKU Dance students take the stage in Last Chance to Dance with their own exciting and innovative choreography at 4 p.m. May 3 in the Russell Miller Theatre. Admission is free; all seating is general admission, first come, first served.

WKU Summer Dance Intensive June 19-25

The WKU Summer Dance Intensive is designed for intermediate to advanced high school dancers (grades 9-12) as a unique opportunity to explore college level dance, campus events and the WKU experience. This weeklong intensive June 19-25 provides a wonderful opportunity for dancers to learn and perform at a collegiate level, gain new friends, memories, and insight to our diverse program.

Following the mission of the WKU Dance Program, students will be challenged as “thinking artists,” with a variety of classes to enhance their technical and artistic skills. Program of study will include ballet, jazz and modern dance technique classes along with improvisation, dance history and world dance forms. Daily discussions and events will highlight special interest topics designed to help prepare and inspire the pre-professional dancer. The weeklong intensive will culminate in a performance featuring university faculty and guest artist choreography. Dancers finishing their senior year in high school or wishing to transfer may use this intensive as their audition into the dance program. For information, visit https://www.wku.edu/ll/dance.php

About WKU Theatre and Dance: More than 15,000 people were entertained by the WKU Department of Theatre and Dance last year. The department presents more than 20 productions every year including four Mainstage productions, two Mainstage dance concerts, three student-choreographed dance concerts, a Children’s Theatre Series, a Studio Series of student-directed works, and a Next Stage Series of showcases and works in progress.  More information about the WKU Department of Theatre and Dance can be found at www.wku.edu/theatre-and-dance or by calling the department at (270) 745-5845. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @WKUTheatreDance for information on upcoming performances.

Contact: Julie Pride, (270) 779-2560

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