KEARNEY – A piece highlighting the #MeToo movement by Noelle Bohaty will be featured at the University of Nebraska at Kearney’s spring dance concert.
University Theatre at Kearney and the UNK Dance Program present “Eloquence in Action” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday at UNK’s Miriam Drake Theatre.
The dance concert features nine pieces and 24 student performers, and it is the premiere concert for Director of Dance Bohaty.
The show features commercial and concert dance inspired by the Joan of Arc, as well as work from guest artist Emily Pike of Lincoln and UNK lecturer Leslie Abegglen.
Bohaty’s newest work, “At What Stakes: The Devil You Know,” examines the life and death of Joan of Arc while troubling contemporary parallels of the spoils of war and the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment and assault.
The concert also presents the Community Project – Solo Series for a second year, with students from Nebraska Contemporary Dance Theatre of Lincoln and The Dance Works of Kearney performing with the collegiate company on select evenings.
When: 7:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday (April 19-21)
Where: Miriam Drake Theatre, UNK Fine Arts Building
Tickets: General admission is $10 for public, UNK faculty and staff; $5 youth, ages 3-18; and free for UNK students with a valid ID. Contact the UNK Box Office at 308.865.8417 or http://www.unk.edu/academics/theatre/box-office.php
Omaha – Dariela Cervantes, Mary Dworak, Julie Kent
Scottsbluff – Paige Corr, Hunter Scow
Lexington – Margaret Gonzalez, Yvette Jimenez, Angelica Tapia, Sarah Tracy
North Platte – Seth D. Mavigliano, Erica Whipple
Kansas City – Kenan Meadows, Christopher Miller, Ethel Rodriguez-Guzman
Lincoln – Trisha Marie Miller, Brenden Zwiebel
O’Neill – Cierra Parks
Hastings – Tanner Peshek, Kalee Reams
Grand Island – Clark Pohlmeier
Curtis – Mary Joyce Storm*
Japan – *Mizuki Watanabe, *Minori Yamauchi
Tilden – Jacob Wiese*
Student Stage Management / Technical
Elm Creek – Josh Fitch, stage manager
Humboldt – Anthony Knudson, technical director
Scottsbluff – Mikayla Fulk, assistant stage manager
Faculty/Staff Artistic Team
Ronald Altman, costume designer
Nick Angelos, lighting designer
Noelle Bohaty, director/choreographer
Del DeLorm, lighting designer
Aaron Hynds, sound designer/coordinator
About UNK Dance Program – The dance program at UNK integrates physical practice, lecture and theory classes in several disciplines and at all technical levels. Students beginning their movement journey can experience introductory courses in modern, ballet, jazz and tap, or fulfill aesthetic credits with dance appreciation – a course designed to inform, expand experiences and challenge students with movement and dance technology projects. Students also can take advantage of a comprehensive dance minor to refine technique, engage in choreographic inquiry through dance composition, and perform in new or repertory works by students, faculty and guest artists.