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November Dance: Dancing 50: Moving Forward/Looking Back

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 ’75), Linda Lehovec (MFA ’96), and Professor Emeritus Renée Wadleigh (MFA ’91) are all graduates of the program, and the Head of the Dance Department, Jan Erkert, was a frequent guest artist at Illinois from 1980-1989. Professor Nettl-Fiol will co-create a piece for Dance students with alumna Melanie Bales (MFA ’83). Professor and department head Jan Erkert will reconstruct a solo titled Antigamente, originally built for alumna Juli Hallihan-Campbell (BFA ’84, MFA ’92), a member of Erkert’s company for over 10 years. Professor Lehovec will present work created in partnership with alumna Paige Cunningham (MFA ’07), a former dancer with Merce Cunningham Dance Company. Finally, Professor Renée Wadleigh will return from retirement to create her 50th work on Dance at Illinois students.

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Event Details

Colwell Playhouse
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