UW-Green Bay Theatre and Dance will present Danceworks, a concert of faculty and student choreography, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 5 and Saturday, April 6 at the University Theatre in Theatre Hall on campus, 2420 Nicolet Drive.
The show will celebrate dance with a diverse medley of styles, showcasing five student-choreographed pieces and eight pieces choreographed by faculty member and Danceworks Artistic Director Denise Carlson-Gardner.
“The styles range from contemporary to classical jazz, jazz funk — which is what you see in music videos — to classical and rhythm tap,” Carlson-Gardner said. “It’s a really broad spectrum, which represents styles that the students are learning in our department.”
This is the first time Danceworks will be presented as a mainstage production, after the UW-Green Bay Theatre program was renamed UW-Green Bay Theatre and Dance for the 2012-13 academic year. The change has brought this year’s Danceworks production to another level, Carlson-Gardner said.
“It’s the same concert,” she said. “But bigger and better.”
Danceworks showcases the talents of 22 UW-Green Bay students, performing solos, duets, trios and larger group works. It is the fourth mainstage production of the 2012-13 academic year for UW-Green Bay Theatre and Dance.
Tickets for Danceworks are $8 in advance and $10 at the door for the general public; $5 in advance and $7 at the door for senior citizens and individuals under age 18; and $5 for UW-Green Bay students. Order online at www.uwgb.edu/tickets or by calling (920) 465-2400 or (800) 328-tkts.
A video on the UW-Green Bay Theatre and Dance production of Danceworks is available online at http://bit.ly/10hncqs.
Danceworks cast members: Randi Armstrong, Carly Beutin, Burgandy Brockman, Danaille Brouchoud, Morgen Clarey, Natalie Gardner, Taylor Huff, Vanessa Jordan, Kat Kierstyn, Kim Koth, Desiree Kraft, Sarah Larson, Cherran Dea Rasmovicz, Melissa Reisdorf, Erica Ropson, Karlyn Schneider, Trina Schrimpf, Talor Sohr, Randy Tranowski, Amy Vannieuwenhoven, Katie Wendlandt, Bri Wolfe. The UWGB Ballroom Dance Club also will perform.