Dance Showcase at Boston University Work by Ramelle Adams, Christine Bennett, David Connolly, Margot Parsons, Brian Perry, Micki Taylor-pinney, Idy Codington and Bob Thomas Of Kamikaze Jitterbugs is Featured
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(Boston, Mass.) — The Dance Program at Boston University will present “Dance Showcase,” on September 29-30. This program of work by choreographers and performers in a variety of dance styles includes several premieres with original music.
Margot Parsons’ duet for Cynthia Fee and Courtney Peix is set to music by Berklee College of Music faculty member, Richard Applin. Parsons will also premiere a piece for herself, set to a solo piano composition by Rosie Lee, a graduate of Boston University’s Doctoral Program in Music. Brian Perry contributes a new work highlighting his jazzy, athletic style, and set to his own musical composition (Saturday only).
Micki Taylor-Pinney’s newest work, a duet for Ann Brown Allen and Ramelle Adams, focuses on Brown Allen’s recent knee injury — replete with text, crutches, and a drill. Adams uses office culture as fodder in her witty and naughty new group work, “Office Suite 2000.
Christine Bennett, a recent recipient of the Massachusetts Cultural Council Award in Choreography, will perform excerpts of “Moving Still,” an evening-length work that grew out of movements captured during photo sessions.
Bob Thomas and Idy Codington, lindy hoppers extraordinaire, will perform two energetic and humorous dances from their Kamikaze Jitterbugs repertoire. David Connolly continues to explore tap dancing to classical music in his newest work. He will also perform the traditional “coda,” a lively improvisational showpiece.
Lighting design for the concert is by Stephen Buck.
Friday and Saturday, September 29 and 30 at 8 p.m.
Boston University Sargent Dance Studio/Theatre, One University Road, Boston Sargent Dance Studio/Theatre is accessible by public transportation (BU Central on the Green Line); parking is available. The studio/theatre is not wheelchair accessible
Tickets: $12; $10 (Boston Dance Alliance members); $5 (students and Boston University community with ID) For information:617-353-1597