As Dance at Illinois celebrates dancing 50 years, Dance faculty members will collaborate with alumni to create dances for November Dance, February Dance, and Studiodance I. November Dance provides a unique historical perspective as all four choreographers have a long and rich history with Dance at Illinois. Faculty members Rebecca Nettl-Fiol (BFA 1975), Linda Lehovec (MFA 1996), and Professor Emeritus Renée Wadleigh (MFA 1991) are all graduates of the program, and Jan Erkert, head of Dance at Illinois, was a frequent guest artist at the University of Illinois from 1980 to 1989. The evening will begin with a new work, In Conversation, created by Professor Lehovec and alumna Paige Cunningham (MFA 2007), a former dancer with Merce Cunningham Dance Company. Professor and Department Head Jan Erkert and alumna Juli Hallihan-Campbell (BFA 1984, MFA 1992), a member of Erkert’s company for over 10 years, will reconstruct Antigamente, a solo performed 30 years ago by Hallihan-Campbell, into a duet. Professor Emerita Renée Wadleigh returns from retirement to create her 50th work for Dance at Illinois students with alumnus Nico Brown (MFA 2014), titled Tragedy, Ecstasy, Doom. Finally, Professor Nettl-Fiol and alumna Melanie Bales (MFA 1983) will present a piece they co-created for Dance students, Picked up Pieces, with music by alumnus Toby Twining.
Th Nov 08, 2018 - 7:30pm
Fr Nov 09, 2018 - 7:30pm
Sa Nov 10, 2018 - 7:30pm
Pick Five+: 21 / SC 20 / STU 16 / UI & YTH 10 Single: 22 / SC 21 / STU 17 / UI & YTH 10 Dance at Illinois Series (All 4 Events): 70 / SC 66 / STU 58 / UI & YTH 40