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The Spring Performance of Hartt Dances Takes Place This Weekend


Posted 04/26/2018
Submitted by Ashley Fedigan
Category: Campus Announcements, Student Announcements

The Hartt School Dance Division presents the spring 2018 production of Hartt Dances on Friday and Saturday, April 27 and 28 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, April 28 and 29 at 2 p.m. in Millard Auditorium. Tickets are required: $10 in advance, $15 day of the show. Discounts available for University of Hartford faculty, staff, and students. FREE tickets for current students with University of Hartford ID or proof of registration! See Box Office for details. Click here for tickets. 

Hartt Dances is incredibly rich in having both the magnificent classic masterwork, Appalachian Spring, by Martha Graham and Aaron Copland plus the works of two incredibly prominent dance makers, Claudia Schreier and Bryan Arias. Claudia just finished a commission for the Joffrey Ballet in Chicago and Bryan's work for the Paul Taylor Dance Company was premiered at Lincoln Center in NYC. Along with these three works are two world premieres from Artistic Director of Vivid Ballet, Betsy McMillan and Hartt Dance graduate, Erica Nelson.

"With four new works and one timeless masterpiece coupled with the live orchestra under the baton of Edward Cumming, there is plenty for our dancers and our audience to revel in" said Hartt Dance Division Director Stephen Pier. 

This unique event showcases pieces by predominantly female composers.

A Way Out of the Blue; Choreography: Betsy McMillan; Music: Franz Liszt

Trepedius; Choreography: Erica Nelson '16; Music: Sebastian Gramss, George Crumb, Julia Wolfe

Arcadia; Choreography: Claudia Schreier; Music: Ludwig van Beethoven

Chrysalis; Choreography: Bryan Arias; Music: Tobias Haus, Current Hartt Composition Major

Appalachian Spring; ChoreographyMartha Graham; Music: Aaron Copland