The UNLV department of dance presents In Structure, a collaborative performance in between the department of dance and School of Music that produces an interesting program of new music and choreography. In Composition will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 2, and 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 3, in the Judy Bayley Theatre.
Act One features choreographer Dolly Kelepecz-Momot and author Diego Vega’s ballet partnership illustrating Latin music, culture, and dance, Mountains to Sea. The piece has four brief motions that deconstruct the conventional designs of music from Vega’s homeland of Columbia.
Choreographer Margot Mink Colbert and author Cynthia Wong contribute Three Brief Pieces, created through the exploration of motion motivated by the noise of the structure, therefore creating 2 parallel art kinds. The work was first choreographed for “Midsummer Night’s Dances,” a program carried out in Copenhagen, Denmark, in the summer season of 2017.
Completing the very first act is choreographer Richard Havey and composer Jennifer Bellor’s cooperation of Bellor’s music Chase Destiny from her album Stay. Bellor’s Stay was included on NewMusicBox’s staff chooses as displaying a “wonderful presentation of how to maintain a highly private compositional identity without having to take sanctuary in pre-post-genre musical silos.” (Frank J. Oteri, NewMusicBox). Chase The Stars is sung live by Bellor, with the rap voice of Rasar Amani.
Act 2 functions department of dance chair Louis Kavouras and music director/composer-in-residence Beth Mehocic. They have actually teamed up on a brand-new work entitled Resonant String, which develops a material of movement with diverse interactions that ups and downs from the voluminous field of area. Mehocic’s rating, Interactions for Viola and Manufactured Sounds, creates the acoustic background and environment for the choreography. Nancy Uscher, dean of the UNLV College of Fine Arts, performs viola on the piece.
Flight of an African Grey is by choreographer Vikki Baltimore-Dale and Beth Mehocic, choreographed to Picasso’s Flight for String Quartet by Mehocic. The music was influenced by Mehocic’s caged African grey parrot, Picasso, who sits in his cage and, Mehocic states, dreams about flying. “He does all these remarkable dives, turns, and balances in his cage, however when discharge, all he can do is flap his wings and slide to the flooring,” Mehocic said. “You can nearly notice Picasso’s imagine soaring in the clouds, and the sound effects in the strings provide the illusion of fluttering wings.”
Act 2 ends with a kind of “dance by opportunity” for choreographer Cathy Allen and author Charles Halka, who have actually participated in the imaginative procedure for Falling From The Curve. The music consists totally of noises from numerous things and instruments that Halka has actually gathered over the years. After seeing Allen’s work and participating in wedding rehearsals, he understood some of these sound combinations would fit perfectly. According to Halka, the long, continual consistencies, peaceful rustlings, layered textures, and jaggedly percussive bursts serve as a backdrop to the intimate, sometimes restrained, in some cases impulsive, and always perfectly shaped movement in Allen’s choreography.
All seats are $18, with $10 tickets available for senior citizens, military, students, UNLV professors, staff, and alumni. Tickets may be acquired at the UNLV Carrying out Arts Center ticket office at pac.unlv.edu or by calling 702-895-ARTS (2787 ).