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October Dance

October Dance 2022 features an evening of premieres coming from multiple international aesthetics choreographed by new faculty members Serouj Aprahamian, Alfonso Cervera, and Roxane D’Orleans Juste, graduate student Sojung Lim, and new Head of the Department of Dance Sara Hook. Serouj (“Midus”) Aprahamian, an internationally known hip hop artist, is performing a new solo. Alfonso Cervera, founder of Poc-Chuc Dance, is making a work for the first-year students in the Department of Dance based on his background in experimental dance, Ballet Folklorico, and Afro-LatinX social dances. D’Orleans Juste who is Haitian-Canadian offers a group work conjuring community in crisis and set to the famed Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings. Sojung Lim who hails from Korea is creating a dramatic solo for fellow MFA candidate Ricky de Jesus Valentin who is from Puerto Rico. And Hook’s work Dick and Janes references the iconic American early reader series and is set to an original composition by Ralph Lewis (DMA alumnus of the School of Music) performed live by percussionist Mike Minarcek.

Tickets go on sale Wednesday, August 10, at 10am, online only.

Event Details

Colwell Playhouse
Th Oct 13, 2022 - 7:30pm CT
Fr Oct 14, 2022 - 7:30pm CT
Sa Oct 15, 2022 - 7:30pm CT
Advocate 60 / Standard 20 / SC 15 / STU 15 / UI & YTH 10