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Featuring Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR), Lenelle Moïse & Jean Appolon : Presented by Jean Appolon Expressions
At Boston Center for the Arts - Black Box Theatre (539 Tremont Street Boston, MA)

Thu, September 03 @ 7:30 pm

Twa, which means "three" in Haitian Creole, will independently showcase Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR), Lenelle Moïse and Jean Appolon, who are considered among the most innovative Haitian American artists of their generation. JAE's Boston-based company will perform a new work set to music composed by Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR). JAE's Teen Intensive students will also present a new work by Jean Appolon. DBR's acclaimed work as a composer and a performer has spanned more than two decades, and has been commissioned by venerable artists and institutions worldwide. DBR is perhaps the only composer whose collaborations span the worlds of Philip Glass, Cassandra Wilson, Bill T. Jones, Savion Glover and Lady Gaga. Lenelle Moïse is a traveling performance poet, an award-winning playwright, and an independent recording artist.

Posted By: Jean Appolon Expressions

Ticket Information:
Contact Name :Stephanie Scherpf
Ticket/Admission Price :$25
BDA Discount Offer :$20
Reservation Phone :617 933 8600
Contact Website :www.bostontheatrescene.com/season/Twa/
Contact Email : stephanie.scherpf@gmail.com



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Presented by Luminarium Dance
At The Dance Complex (536 Mass Ave Cambridge, MA)

Sat, September 05 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Sat, September 05 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

Luminarium Dance Company is proud to announce the fourth annual 24-Hour ChoreoFest, America’s only twenty-four hour choreography festival. On September 4, seven local dance companies will convene at the Dance Complex to pick themes from a hat and create brand new choreography overnight. The overnight creation period will be broadcast live on the internet, so that anyone can watch and interact with the creative process from start to finish in their own home. The participants’ new pieces will debut in concerts on Saturday, September 5 so that curious audiences can see just can be accomplished in one night. The 2015 participating companies and choreographers are Ryan P. Casey, Nicole Laliberte (Freedom Dances), Impact Dance Company, OnStage Dance Company and a special hybrid experiment combining Luminarium Dance with Monkeyhouse and Paradise Lost: A Movement Collective. The 24-Hour ChoreoFest strives to build community in two ways; by housing several artists amidst creative process to strengthen the dance community, and also to uniquely engage the Boston area and audiences that enable the survival of the performing arts. New additions to the festival for 2015 include more opportunities for participants to strengthen their work and learn about their process; choreography workshops at the Dance Complex prior to the festival and opportunities to show the work created during ChoreoFest long after the twenty-four hour festival encourage participants to continue thinking about and developing their work. All profits from the festival will be used to sustain ChoreoFest and to fund Luminarium’s performing arts youth programming, keeping the spirit of discovery going all year long. Tickets to Luminarium’s 24 Hour ChoreoFest can be purchased in advance by visiting the company’s website, www.LuminariumDance.org, or calling 617-477-4494. Tickets are available at the door while they last. Questions about the festival and culminating concerts can be emailed to info@luminariumdance.org, or please call 617-477-4494.

Posted By: Luminarium Dance Company

Ticket Information:
Ticket/Admission Price :$15
Reservation Info :Buy tickets online, over the phone or at the door
Reservation Phone :617-477-4494
Contact Website :www.luminariumdance.org/#!buy-tickets/cely
Contact Email : tickets@luminariumdance.org



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Presented by Boston Ballet School
At Boston Ballet School (19 Clarendon Street Boston, MA)

Tue, September 08 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Wed, September 09 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

For backyard ballerinas, driveway dancers and living room leapers, the Boston Ballet School’s Children’s Program provides the perfect opportunity to introduce children to the art of dance. To experience all that Boston Ballet School has to offer, including free classes, teacher meet & greets, studio tours, and the BBS dancewear shop, stop by one of our three Open Houses. Newton Studio: Tue, Sep 8 | 5-6:30 pm North Shore Studio: Tue, Sep 8 | 5-6:30 pm Boston Studio: Wed, Sep 9 | 5-6:30 pm



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Featuring Contrapose Dance and Ensemble Warhol : Presented by Fort Point Theatre Channel and Contrapose Dance
At Boston University Dance Theater (915 Commonwealth Ave Boston, Massachusetts)

Fri, September 11 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat, September 12 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Contrapose Dance and Ensemble Warhol join forces with Fort Point Theatre Channel in presenting an hour long operatic episode entitled JEANNE, the story of a woman. This production is a fully staged excerpt derived from JEANNE, a full-length opera by James Swindell and Mark Warhol. JEANNE, the story of a woman promises to not only intrigue the audience on its own merits, but also to leave them with a craving to view the completed work. At the moment, that opportunity is still a best kept secret. JEANNE, the story of a woman will feature the choreography of Junichi Fukuda, accompanied by the music of composer Mark Warhol which will be performed live by the Boston String Quartet, conducted by Andrew Altenbach. Evie Huang on double bass will join the quartet for this particular production. Percussionist Bob Schulz will provide additional solo accompaniment for the prelude and postlude. Opera singers Anna Ward (soprano) and Patrick Massey (tenor), along with Contrapose dancers Nina Brindamour, Danielle Davidson, and Magdalena Gyftopoulos, will portray a modern day tale of birth, labor, death … a story of wisdom that comes with age and of innocence that only youth can claim as their own. Interacting within a set designed by Richard Dorff, the vocalist protagonists, along with the dancers, will use movement as another means to communicate their energy, passion, and tension. For JEANNE, the story of a woman is a tale rich with attraction, perhaps considered fatal, as the protagonists are swept away towards their inevitable, inescapable destiny.

Posted By: Contrapose Dance

Ticket Information:
Contact Name :Courtney Peix
Ticket/Admission Price :$20.00 general admission
BDA Discount Offer :$14.00 seniors, students, BDA Members
Reservation Info :800-838-3006
Reservation Phone :800-838-3006
Contact Website :www.fortpointtheatrechannel.org/tickets-shows
Contact Email : courtneypeix@contraposedance.com



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Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston
At Rose Kennedy Greenway (185 Kneeland Street Boston, MA)

Wed, September 16 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu, September 17 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri, September 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat, September 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sun, September 20 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Put on your dancing shoes and head out to the Rose Kennedy Greenway for Let’s Dance Boston, presented by the Celebrity Series of Boston from September 16-20, 2015. One of the largest, free outdoor dance and music parties Boston has ever seen, Let’s Dance Boston will feature five consecutive nights of dynamic music and dance. Each evening will begin with 45 minutes of a free dance lesson taught by professional teachers in the dance style of the evening. The live band will play music to accompany the dancing for 90 minutes afterwards. Ever wanted to learn how to Salsa, Mambo or Cha-Cha? How about perfecting your Lindy Hop or Disco moves? Everyone is invited to learn and participate in this free, fun dance party. The five-day dance extravaganza will include five live bands preceded by expert dance instructors. After the 45-minute dance lessons, the live bands will perform ninety-minute sets to continue the party. Let’s Dance Boston will take place on a specially installed large dance floor with an elevated performance stage on the lawn at Atlantic Avenue and High Street of The Greenway’s Wharf District Park. There is enough extra lawn space to bring a picnic, or visit one of the local Boston food trucks set up near the dance floor. “There is something incredibly freeing and festive about dancing outside,” said Gary Dunning, president and executive director at the Celebrity Series of Boston. “We want to encourage everyone to come out and embrace that feeling. Learn something new, put your best foot forward, and dance with your friends and the Boston community.” “We're delighted to add to The Greenway's free arts and culture offerings and to deepen our partnership with Celebrity Series with Let's Dance Boston,” said Jesse Brackenbury, executive director of the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy. “Attendees can enjoy dancing outdoors in the heart of Boston and then walk through The Greenway's gardens to see numerous installations of contemporary public art.” Each night will feature a different style of dance. • On Wednesday, September 16, break out your best Latin dance moves. Lessons will begin at 6:00 p.m. before Eguie Castrillo & His Orchestra take to the stage for the open dance session. This Boston-based Puerto Rican percussionist proclaims the intensity, the energy, and the excitement of Mambo and Cha-Cha, and pays homage to the first Mambo Kings: Tito Puente, Tito Rodriguez and Machito. • On Thursday, September 17, it’s all about Swing. Lessons begin at 6:00 p.m. followed by music from Roomful of Blues, the award-winning swing band from Providence. They will have you jumping, swinging, and rocking to the music of the late 1940s and early 1950s. • On Friday, September 18, the beat of disco will inspire you to wear your best bell-bottoms, mod dresses and go-go boots and get ready to hustle! They’ll learn some of the best disco moves beginning at 6:00 p.m. before the tribute band The Loser’s Lounge takes to the stage with funk and disco music from the 60's to the 90's, including a tribute to Dorchester native, Donna Summer. • On September 19, Bienvenidos to the Saturday night salsa party! New York-based Latin band Orquesta SCC is quickly becoming known as the new kings of salsa dura. Following the salsa lesson at 6 pm, they’ll bring you back to the classic sound and style of salsa, with its roots as neighborhood street music. • Sunday, September 20 will be a return to the golden years of Swing. Dance to music from the golden years of swing with lessons at 3pm and dancing from 4:30-5pm. Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks will perform hot jazz and popular music from the Roaring ‘20s and 1930s. The tunes will inspire fans of the jitterbug, Lindy Hop, and West Coast Swing. You’ll be the Cat’s Meow at this hoppin’ joint! All instructions and open dance sessions are free and open to the public. To learn more, visit celebrityseries.org/letsdanceboston



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Featuring Indian Ocean : Presented by AID MIT and MIT Sangam
At MIT Kresge Auditorium (48 Massachusettes Avenue Cambridge, MA)

Fri, September 18 @ 8:00 pm - 10:15 pm

Dear Music Lovers, AID-MIT and MIT Sangam are proud to present India’s biggest underground musical success, Indian Ocean - Live in Concert. Get ready to be mesmerized with a unique genre of fusion music that encompasses elements of traditional Indian ragas as well as western rock, guitar and drums! What: Indian Ocean, Live-in Concert When: 18th September, Friday, 8 pm Where: Kresge Auditorium, MIT Tickets: Book online at http://indianocean.mit.edu/tickets/ Please follow our Facebook events page:https://www.facebook.com/events/1445050789131187/ and visit indianocean.mit.edu for regular updates. Looking forward to seeing you!



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Presented by Kalin Mitov
At Provincetown Town Hall (260 Commercial Street Provincetown , MA)

Fri, September 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat, September 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The 2015 US Championship and Provincetown Dance Trophy are two-day shows and same-sex ballroom dance competitions, outlining the grace and skills of the ballroom dance contestants. The competition rounds are accompanied with intervals of games and raffles for the audience, professional dance performances and social ballroom dancing. The featuring are disciplines from the passion Argentine Tango and the hot Salsa to the disco Hustle. Country Western as well as the Waltz, Foxtrot, Cha-cha, Rumba and many more. Contests are divided by proficiency level, age and style. Male-male and female-female couples are competing separately with new division of ladies lead and man follows! The Championship is the only same-sex ballroom dance contest in New England, celebrating its third year in Provincetown.

Posted By: Boston Open DanceSport

Ticket Information:
Ticket/Admission Price :$25/$35
BDA Discount Offer :$10
Contact Website :www.eventbrite.com/e/2015-us-same-sex-ballroom-championship-and-provincetown-dance-trophy-tickets-17068301750?aff=es2



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Featuring Russian Grand Ballet : Presented by Voice Art Group
At The Strand Theatre (543 Columbia Road Dorchester, MA)

Sat, September 19 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

The Russian Grand Ballet is pleased to announce the performance of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake” in Dorchester, on Saturday, Sept. 19 at The Strand Theatre. Doors for the performance will open at 6.30 p.m., with the show beginning at 7.30 p.m. The Russian Grand Ballet brings the classic ballet to life with Russia’s brightest ballet stars to perform the full-length production. Tickets are available now and can be purchased through StrandBoston.com, or at the OvationTix.com. The Russian Grand Ballet has established a reputation for talent and versatility by touring the world with both full-length traditional ballets and shorter ‘divertissements.’ Its artistic director, Constantine Pinchuk, is highly dedicated to the timeless tradition of classical Russian Ballet. The Honored artist of Ukraine Olga Kifyak with be dancing Odile/Odette, with Eugeniy Svetlitsa as Prince Siegfried and Ivan Kozlov (who has been performing continuously alongside with Ulyana Lopatkina) as Prince's Friend. Alisa Voronova, Sergey Kononenko and Anna Surmina will be performing Swan Lake Pas de Trois for the 22-city American tour.

Posted By: JBPR

Ticket Information:
Ticket/Admission Price :$18 - $48 plus fees & taxes
Reservation Phone :866-811-4111
Contact Website :www.ovationtix.com
Contact Email : customerservice@ovationtix.com



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Presented by Local Artists and Arts Organizations
At Various (Multiple Boston, MA)

Fri, September 25 @ 8:15 am - 10:15 pm
Sat, September 26 @ 8:15 am - 10:15 pm
Sun, September 27 @ 8:15 pm - 10:15 pm
Fri, October 02 @ 8:15 am - 10:15 pm
Sat, October 03 @ 8:15 am - 10:15 pm
Sun, October 04 @ 8:15 am - 10:15 pm

Call for Events - ArtWeek Boston Sept. 25 - Oct. 4 Celebrate Creativity! ArtWeek Boston Fall 2015 Event Applications now available! We are days away from the summer solstice and are actively planning ArtWeek Boston Fall 2015, so don't miss out on being part of it! The good news is that we've refined the application even further, so it is easier than ever to apply. Remember that the ultimate goal of ArtWeek is to allow people to get a peek "behind the curtain" and to have a creative experience, all while spotlighting how creativity is thriving in Greater Boston and beyond. ArtWeek featured 15 dance events in May and would love to have even more this fall. It's Easy to Participate! Visit artweekboston.org to submit a brief application. Questions or need to brainstorm? Write us at artweek@citicenter.org. Early Bird Deadline: July 24 Final Deadline: August 7 We hope to hear from you soon!



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Featuring Carl Alleyne : Presented by Carl Alleyne & Across The Ages Dancce Project
At Green Street Studios (185 Green ST Cambridge, MA)

Sun, September 27 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

An exhilarating, fun, delightful afternoon to heal from these troubling times. Come boogie with us and have some fun

Posted By: Marcie Mitler

Ticket Information:
Contact Name :marcie mitler
Ticket/Admission Price :$20.
BDA Discount Offer :$15.00
Reservation Info :www.BostonMobileDance.com
Reservation Phone :617-497-5283
Contact Website :www.BostonMobileDance.com
Contact Email : mmitler@yahoo.com



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Featuring Michael Figueroa, Callie Chapman, Irene Hsi : Presented by Marissa Molinar
At Green St. Studios (185 Green St. Cambridge, MA)

Tue, September 08 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wed, September 09 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thu, September 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Tue, September 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wed, September 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thu, September 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Tue, September 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wed, September 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thu, September 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Tue, September 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wed, September 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thu, October 01 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Dancers - looking for daytime classes, affordable classes, challenging classes?

Join us for the Midday Movement Series
A curated program of $5 modern/contemporary classes for int/adv dancers.

This season features three of Boston’s up-and-coming teachers::
Tue: Michael Figueroa
Wed: Callie Chapman
Thu: Irene Hsi

1:00p-2:30p @ Green Street Studios
185 Green St, Cambridge
Sept 8th-Dec 17th
And yes, each class is only $5! (drop-in: cash only)

Contact Marissa Molinar, program curator, at ma.molinar@gmail.com with questions or to pre-register.

Posted By: Marissa Molinar

Ticket Information:
Contact Name :Marissa Molinar
Ticket/Admission Price :$5
Contact Email : ma.molinar@gmail.com



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Presented by Celebrity Series
At City Shubert Theatre (Boston 270 Tremont St. , MA)

Fri, October 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat, October 17 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Spellbound was a revelation when they made their Boston debut for the Celebrity Series in 2013. For this engagement, the company dances choreographer Mauro Astolfi’s reimagined Le Quattro Stagioni (The Four Seasons). The work is a stunning achievement that pushes past the traditional symbols associated with the passing of the seasons and dives into a visceral reconnection with the cycles of renewal in nature. Dancers explore the kaleidoscope of the seasons to segments of Antonio Vivaldi’s masterpiece juxtaposed with original music by Luca Salvadori and fragments of bird song, modal ancient melody, abstract electronic sound bites, the glass harmonica, and bass flute.



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Presented by World Music/CRASHarts
At Institute of Contemporary Art (100 Northern Ave Boston, Massachusetts)

Fri, October 16 @ 8:00 pm
Sat, October 17 @ 8:00 pm

Known for its expansive vision, versatility, and technical prowess, Doug Varone and Dancers create kinetically thrilling dances that reflect the complexity of the human spirit. From the smallest gesture to full-throttled bursts of movement, Varone's work can take your breath away. The company will perform the Boston premiere of ReComposed, inspired by American abstract artist Joan Mitchell’s pastel drawings and set to Max Richter’s newly constructed version of Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, along with other works.



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Presented by Celebrity Series
At Citi Shubert (270 Tremont St. Boston, MA)

Fri, November 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat, November 14 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sun, November 15 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Opus is a work of stunning power, virtuosity and poetry. Fourteen acrobats and a string quartet celebrate the music of Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich. In Opus, three of his quartets form the musical and dramatic spine of a red-hot fusion of extreme acrobatics, lyrical movement and group choreography. This is groundbreaking work of intense power; a melding of music and bodies at the highest level. “Opus is cut-glass, caviar circus. It’s black tie and ballgown circus. And it’s an astonishing thing to watch: graceful, bombastic. Profound.” —The Telegraph (UK)



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Presented by World Music/CRASHarts
At Institute of Contemporary Art (100 Northern Ave Boston, MA)

Fri, November 20 @ 8:00 pm
Sat, November 21 @ 8:00 pm
Sun, November 22 @ 3:00 pm - 6:45 pm

Formed by renowned, Tony-winning tango artists Fernanda Ghi and Guillermo Merlo and musician Alfredo Minetti, This Is Tango Now represents a unique approach to tango, reflecting an unconditional passion for the art form. Featuring a stellar company of 12 dancers and musicians performing the world premiere of CARMEN . . . de Buenos Aires, this breathtaking new production of Carmen blends tango and flamenco with an original score based on Bizet’s beloved melodies.



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Presented by Dancing Arts Center
At The Norwood Theatre (109 Central Street Norwood, MA)

Sat, December 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sat, December 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sun, December 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join Clara on her adventure to the Kingdom of Sweets! This holiday tradition is sure to warm your heart as you experience every magical moment from Clara’s dazzling party, to an epic battle between mice and soldiers, and finally a whirling snow scene that makes this classic ballet truly timeless! Be moved by Tchaikovsky’s beautiful music as the lovely Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier welcome you to the Kingdom of Sweets with all of their delicious dancing confections. The Nutcracker is a magical family event not to be missed!

Posted By: Dancing Arts Center

Ticket Information:
Ticket/Admission Price :$25-$33
Reservation Info :Reserved Seating
Reservation Phone :(781) 551-9000
Contact Website :norwoodstage.com/shows/the-nutcracker/



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Presented by Celebrity Series
At Citi Shubert Theatre (270 Tremont St Boston, MA)

Sat, February 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sun, February 28 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Akram Khan is one of the most respected dance artists in the world today. Israel Galván has been at the forefront of contemporary flamenco for 20 years. Two tremendously gifted dancers, each from different disciplines –kathak and flamenco– face off in a program of extraordinary dancing and live music. Torobaka, the creation of Britain’s Akram Khan and Spain’s Israel Galván is a dance tour de force that will leave you breathless.



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Featuring Urban Bush Women : Presented by FirstWorks
At The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium (1 Avenue of the Arts Providence, RI)

Sat, February 27 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

“Their expressive powers shake the theater!” –The Village Voice A towering jazz masterpiece comes alive onstage with unbridled energy, innovative choreography and live music as Urban Bush Women—an electrifying, all-female, “unstoppable force in American dance” salutes John Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme”. Featuring an original score by Grammy Award-winning pianist and composer George Caldwell, the evening promises to leave an indelible mark. As The Miami Herald-Sun exclaims, “They shimmied…sparkled, strutted and stamped as though trying to put out a fire.” FIRSTWORKS JUMPSTART, 7 PM: Talk and performances Premium ticket ($75) includes the best seats, plus complimentary admission to your choice of a morning-after Jazz Brunch or a Feb. 24 studio performance of dark swan.



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Featuring African repertory, Jazz with JT Jenkins : Presented by Dean College
At Main Stage (Dean college 99 Main street franklin , ma)

Thu, April 28 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri, April 29 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat, April 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Thu, May 05 @ 8:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Fri, May 06 @ 8:00 pm
Sat, May 07 @ 2:00 pm - 3:45 pm

DANCE COMPANY: TIME Award-winning faculty and guest choreographers showcase the impressive talent of our dance majors in hip hop, African, jazz, tap, modern, pointe and ballet pieces. This year we reflect on the concept of time.



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