March 03, 2024, 2:00 PM
Alice Jepson Theatre

Alice Jepson Theatre, Modlin Center for the Arts

March 1-2, 2024, 7:30 PM
March 3, 2024, 2:00 PM

University Dancers 39th Annual Concert

Directed by Anne Van Gelder

University Dancers celebrates 39 years of engaging dance with our annual concert that brings to the University of Richmond the work of three innovative guest choreographers, each of whom is based in New York City. Ephrat Asherie has trained her entire life in multiple genres of dance but identifies the styles of breaking, hip hop, and house as her choreographic vocabulary. Asherie's artistic aesthetic utilizes urban social dance as a means to educate and engage community and we are delighted for her to create her second work for the company. Larry Keigwin is the founder and artistic director of Keigwin + Company, a troupe known for its electrifying brand of contemporary dance. Mr. Keigwin’s choreography is theatrical, witty, and smart, engaging audiences with his refreshing vision of dance. Take Ueyama draws creative inspiration from his Japanese heritage as well as his athletic prowess as a baseball player in his youth. His repertoire has been inspired by the beauty in nature, the duality of darkness and light in the universal human condition, and the humanity and compassion in day-to-day living. Aligning with the department’s mission, the creative work by both Ephrat Asherie and Take Ueyama utilize contemporary dance to educate and engage community. The concert will also feature new works choreographed by Department of Theatre & Dance faculty Angelica Burgos, Alicia Díaz, Eric Rivera, and Anne Van Gelder. Outstanding adjudicated student choreography will be featured and department faculty member Johann Stegmeir will design costumes. Do not miss these talented dancers perform in a variety of contemporary works.

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