UNK spring dance concert – ‘embodied’ – scheduled for Thursday through Saturday

KEARNEY – University Theatre at Kearney and the UNK Dance Program are presenting the spring dance concert, “embodied,” Thursday through Saturday in the Miriam Drake Theatre on campus. All showtimes are 7:30 p.m.

Director of Dance Noelle Bohaty examines the kinesthetic way in which dance inhabits the sciences through movement in both commercial and concert dance in this evening-length performance. The concert features Mirim Kim as a collaborative pianist for dance faculty Leslie Abegglen’s piece, focusing on the distraction of technology. Two new works from Bohaty appear in the concert, as well as selected student choreography. Guest artist Vivian Kim of VisKosity Dance presents company repertory piece “ch.aos.”

Bohaty’s work “too [   ] to [   ]” examines the space between the ticking of a clock, while VisKosity’s “ch.aos” pounds the pulse of contemporary hip-hop vocabulary into our bones with electric currency. Student choreography showcases work by Elizabeth Anne, Chloe Bohaty, Allyson Fricke, Lucy Haarmann, Maria Klingelhoefer, Makenna Koehn, Stephen Johnson, Morgan Rutledge, Angel Qualset and Nicole Wojcik. The concert also presents the Solo Series for its seventh consecutive year.

The dance company consists of 25 performers, in collaboration with student, faculty and alumni designers. The evening features 11 pieces, running about two hours including intermission.

General admission tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for youths ages 18 and younger, $5 per person for groups of 10 or more and free for UNK students with a valid ID. Tickets can be purchased 12:30 to 5 p.m. weekdays at the UNK Theatre Box Office or one hour prior to each performance. For reservations, contact the box office at 308-865-8417 or boxoffice@unk.edu.


Student Performers/Choreographers (listed by hometown)
Amherst – Maria Klingelhoefer, choreographer/dancer
Chadron – Morgan Rutledge, choreographer/dancer
Columbus – Cassie Kouma, dancer
Grand Island – Kara Almquist, dancer
Grand Island – Casey Sorensen, dancer
Grand Island – Haley Wiemers, dancer
Hyannis – Shelby Taylor Haney, dancer
Imperial – Stephen Johnson, choreographer/dancer
Ingalls, Kansas – Rheann M. Rodenbur, dancer
Kearney – Taury Himmerich, dancer
Kearney – Abigail Heins, dancer
Lincoln – Chloe Bohaty, choreographer/dancer
Lincoln – Allyson Fricke, choreographer/dancer
Lincoln – Tatum Hilger, dancer
Meadow Grove – Angel Qualset, choreographer/dancer
Minden – Amana Faith Reed, dancer
Newman Grove – Nicole Wojcik, choreographer/dancer
North Platte – Makenna Koehn, choreographer/dancer
Omaha – Elizabeth Anne, choreographer/dancer
Omaha – Victoria Nimneh, dancer
Sutherland – Bonita Naughtin, dancer
York – Lucy Haarmann, choreographer/dancer

Alumni Performers
Omaha – Mary Frink, dancer
Omaha – Hannah Petersen, dancer
Omaha – Rebekah Petersen, dancer

Student Artistic and Production Staff
Aurora, Colorado – Nathaniel York, lighting designer
Grand Island – Lainey Schmeits, stage manager
Kearney – Taury Himmerich, lighting designer
Lincoln – Samm O’Connor, lighting designer
Meadow Grove – Angel Qualset, lighting designer
North Platte – Bea Webster, lighting designer

Faculty/Staff/Alumni Artistic Team
Noelle Bohaty, artistic director/choreographer
Leslie Abegglen, choreographer
Andrew Brackett, lighting designer and coordinator
Darin Himmerich, technical coordinator
Mikayla Herman, costume designer and coordinator
Bridget McKeon, costume coordinator