KEARNEY – The University Theatre at Kearney and UNK Dance Program are presenting the spring dance concert – “RESET” – at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday in the University of Nebraska at Kearney’s Miriam Drake Theatre.
Director of Dance Noelle Bohaty explores the opportunities for connection, reflection and pause over the past year of disruption and isolation through movement in both commercial and concert dance in this evening-length performance. The concert features new work by Bohaty and dance faculty Leslie Abegglen, as well as select student choreography.
Socially distanced seating inside Miriam Drake Theatre will be limited, and attendees are required to wear face masks. The concert will also be livestreamed on Friday and Saturday. Tickets are required for both options.
“RESET” speaks to finding breath in the chaotic, isolating and often disheartening, seeking instead opportunities for new insights and self-reflection in a moment of growth. The evening features works by UNK students and four premiere pieces from Bohaty and Abegglen.
Bohaty’s work, “unhinged,” examines the dangers of routine, while Abegglen’s “Threaded” patches together the cacophony of memories created through the historical impact of this year. Student choreography showcases work by Allyson Fricke, Emma Newman, Hannah Petersen, Rebekah Petersen, Morgan Wadkins-Meyer and Julia Young. The concert also presents the Community Project/Solo Series for its fifth consecutive year.
The dance company consists of 19 performers from UNK, in collaboration with both student and faculty designers. The evening features 12 pieces, running about two hours, including intermission.
When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 4-6
Where: Miriam Drake Theatre, UNK Fine Arts Building
Cost: Reserved seating is $10 for adults, $5 for youths ages 3-18, and free for UNK students with a valid ID. For tickets, contact the UNK Box Office at 308-865-8417 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Livestream: A livestream is available for the Friday and Saturday performances with costs ranging from $5 to $25. The livestream option can be purchased at http://www.unk.edu/academics/theatre/box-office.php.
PHOTOS BY ERIKA PRITCHARD, UNK COMMUNICATIONS
Alliance – Darian Wilson, dancer
Amherst – Maria Klingelhoefer, dancer
Crete – Lexi Powell, dancer
Falls City – Zachary Allen, dancer
Gibbon – Morgan Wadkins-Meyer, choreographer/dancer
Hastings – Sarah Waite, dancer
Holdrege – Julia Young, choreographer/dancer
Ingalls, Kansas – Rheann Rodenbur, dancer
Kearney – Taury Himmerich, dancer
Kearney – Tony Koetters, dancer
Lexington – Darlyn Gonzalez, dancer
Lincoln – Allyson Fricke, choreographer/dancer
Meadow Grove – Angel Qualset, dancer
Omaha – Elizabeth Anne, dancer
Omaha – Emma Newman, choreographer/dancer/lighting designer/production manager
Omaha – Hannah Petersen, choreographer/dancer
Omaha – Rebekah Petersen, choreographer/dancer
York – Lucy Haarmann, dancer
Student Production Staff
Grand Island – Bryce Emde, stage manager
Lincoln – Megan Coffin, assistant stage manager
Riverdale – Trevor Altwine, lighting designer
Faculty/Staff/Alumni Artistic Team
Noelle Bohaty – artistic director/choreographer
Leslie Abegglen – choreographer
Del DeLorm – lighting coordinator
David Greenberg – sound coordinator
Darin Himmerich – technical coordinator
Mikayla Herman (UNK Theatre graduate) – costume designer and coordinator
Mary Joyce Storm (UNK Theatre graduate) – lighting designer/dancer