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ELEBRATING

10

YEARS

2013/2014 SEASON SPONSORS

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N E W L E G AC Y G I F T S Creating legacies of their own are: Tom and Cande Grogan for The Grogan Initiative for Advanced Theatre Technology Ken and Linda Robin for development of The Ken and Linda Robin Costume Lab Thom Sherwood and John Fikkan Fikkan and Sherwood Fund for Dance Front cover photo by Ed Flores featuring UA Dance Ensemble member, Katherine Messner

Brochure design by Ashley Bowman Costume design by Jeremy Bernardoni


This year the UA Dance Ensemble celebrates 10 years of performing in the Stevie Eller Dance Theatre. Blessed by the completion of this theatre in 2003, wave after wave of dance majors rehearse and perform in this award winning, state-of-the-art facility. The 29,000 square foot complex, which houses a 300-seat theatre with spacious stage, is host to some 40 to 50 performances a year by UA Dance. Lead architects on the project, Donna Barry and Jose Pombo created more than a decade ago a design so innovative that several awards recognized their work. Two AIA awards and a Best Public Project over $5M award led ultimately to the building being added as one of only fifteen on the list of “Arizona’s Greatest Architectural Wonders.” The Stevie Eller Dance Theatre is but one of the “discoveries” you will make if you join us for the year. Another discovery will be a dance ensemble that is uniquely positioned to take you on an amazing journey. Powered by 140 dancers, all trained in ballet, modern and jazz, our Discovery Series II will reach back to the past, reveal the present, and with you as our audience take part in discovering the future. The UA Dance Ensemble has made thirteen trips to eight different countries, and has performed in important venues in the country as well, including the Kennedy Center in D.C. and most recently the Joyce Theatre in NYC. But the Stevie Eller Dance Theatre is our home, and you are our audience, and we hope you will share with us those precious moments when we, as artists, let instinct take over. Almost “in the blink of an eye,” as the saying goes, we’ll discover together something we hadn’t imagined before…

-Jory Hancock, Director Stevie Eller Endowed Chair

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HAT’S NEW?

W H Y B E A S E A S O N S U B S C R I B E R TO UA DA N C E ? DISCOUNTED TICKET PRICES PREFERRED SEAT SELECTION OPTION FOR VIP PARKING As a Season Subscriber you will have a number of advantages. In addition to discounted ticket prices to see UA Dance concerts, p re m i u m p a r k i n g i s av a i l a b l e . For an additional fee, Season Subscribers have the opportunity to purchase a parking pass that will permit you to park on the mall between Cherry and Campbell. N o h u n t i n g f o r a s p o t … and once parked, you will be only a few steps from Stevie Eller Dance Theatre. As a subscriber you can take advantage of this offer on the subscription order form at the back of this brochure. As a Season Subscriber, you will also be able to c l a i m f a r i n a d v a n c e YO U R s e a t s f o r t h e e n t i re ye a r of UA Dance offerings. For those following our program, it is well known by now that our concerts are often sell-outs, and if you wait too long to purchase tickets, you may hear the words “Sorry, we’re sold out.” And finally, s u b s c r i b i n g t o t h e s e a s o n g i ve s yo u a s p e c i a l v a n t age p o i n t . As a program that promotes ballet, modern, jazz and tap, our productions offer something for everyone. Live music, video and some well-placed surprises also keep the season interesting. Following us for an entire year will increase your appreciation of what our young artists can do and aspire to do.

Join us! You won’t be sorry. More details about parking on the page adjacent the subscription form. For questions about the season, call (520) 621-1263.

Top photo by Ed Flores featuring UA Dance Ensemble member, Brandon Coleman Right photo by Ed Flores featuring UA Dance Ensemble member, Taylor Bradley


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PREMIUM BLEND Two weekends of showtimes!

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O utside the season subscription

JAZZ in AZ October 1, 2 & 3, 2013 - 7:30pm S T E V I E E L L E R DA N C E T H E AT R E

While not part of the regular season subscription, you will enjoy a “second look” at these repeats, and so we hope you will join us at Stevie Eller Dance Theatre for performances running October 1-3. Jazz, tap and contemporary dance merge to make JAZZ in AZ an exciting concert for the fall arts calendar ranging from a high-energy tap dance opener to a savagely physical finale. The repertoire for this one-act concert, ranges musically from Sinatra to the Israeli trance band, Infected Mushroom. Get your tickets early because JAZZ in AZ always sells out!

Single Ticket Prices Adult $16 Senior, Military $14 UA Employee $14 Student $12

Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

October 24 October 25 October 26 October 27 October 31 November 1 November 2 November 3

7:30pm 7:30pm 7:30pm 1:30pm 7:30pm 7:30pm 7:30pm 1:30pm

SEASONAL TREASURES STUDENT SPOTLIGHT

Wednesday Thursday Friday

December 4 December 5 December 6

7:30pm 7:30pm 7:30pm

Sunday

December 8

1:30pm

Three’s A Crowd Two weekends of showtimes!

Thursday Friday Sunday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

February 13 February 14 February 16 February 20 February 21 February 22 February 23

7:30pm 7:30pm 1:30pm 7:30pm 7:30pm 7:30pm 1:30pm

SPRING COLLECTION Two weekends of showtimes!

Friday

April 25

7:30pm

Saturday

April 26

7:30pm

Sunday

April 27

1:30pm

Friday

May 2

7:30pm

Saturday

May 3

7:30pm

Sunday

May 4

1:30pm

RAINBOW BOUND STUDENT SPOTLIGHT

Two weekends of showtimes!

Thursday

April 24

7:30pm

Saturday

April 26

1:30pm

Thursday

May 1

7:30pm

Saturday

May 3

1:30pm


REMIUM BLEND

P remium B lend , offered as part of the UApresents Dance Series, will feature one of George Balanchine’s best known pas de deux’s, his sizzling Tarantella (see opposite page), as well as the mesmerizing work of guest choreographer Larry Keigwin. In addition, the UA Dance Ensemble will team up with the Arizona Choir to perform selections from Brahms’ Liebeslieder Walzer. Featured choreography by UA Dance faculty will include works by James Clouser, Melissa Lowe, Douglas Nielsen, Michael Williams, and staging by Amy Ernst. Clouser and Lowe will collaborate to create the movement for Liebeslieder Walzer, performed to live piano and the powerful voice of the Arizona Choir, conducted by maestro Bruce Chamberlain. In Slipknots, Clouser continues his exploration of the classical idiom. Set to J. S. Bach’s Cello Suite #3, the dance unravels the elegant, knot-like puzzles that Bach has threaded throughout the music. Audiences will enjoy Duet Suite (2013), as Douglas Nielsen presents work that he choreographed and danced during his long career as a performer. The suite includes You Are Jeff, Wreck a Pair, and The Music of Regret.

Top photo by Ed Flores featuring UA Dance Ensemble members, Benjamin Koehl and Amie Kilgore Right photo by Ed Flores featuring UA Dance Ensemble member, Maxwell Foster


DA N C E . A R I Z O N A . E D U

Two weekends of showtimes!

October 24 - November 3, 2013 S T E V I E E L L E R DA N C E T H E AT R E S ingle T ic k et P rices Adult $29 Senior, Military $26 UA Employee $15 Student $15

TA R A N T E L L A — The tarantella, one of the best known Italian folk dances, stemmed from the popular belief that a victim bitten by a tarantula needed to engage in a frenzied dance to avoid death. This superstition was the inspiration for master choreographer, George Balanchine, when he choreographed Tarantella for the New York City Ballet in 1964. He designed an explosive dance driven by the rollicking music of Louis Moreau Gottschalk to showcase the talents of dancers Edward Villella and Patricia McBride. In the decades since its premiere, it has continued to be performed by ballet virtuosi whose technical prowess can illustrate the verve and bravado required. Tarantella i s m a d e p o s s i b l e t h ro u g h t h e ge n e ro u s s u p p o r t o f M a r y Jo G h o r y, L o r a i n e G rove r, S a n d y a n d E l l i o t t H e i m a n , S a r a N ay l o r, a n d Je a n Wag n e r. Tarantella Choreography by George Balanchine Š The George Balanchine Trust Photo by Martha Swope courtesy of the New York Public Library

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DA N C E . A R I Z O N A . E D U

EASONAL TREASURES STUDENT SPOTLIGHT

December 4 - 8, 2013 S T E V I E E L L E R DA N C E T H E AT R E S ingle T ic k et P rices Adult $25 Senior, Military $23 UA Employee $23 Student $12

Another treasure trove in the Discovery Series will be this concert — Seasonal Treasures - Student Spotlight. As many of you have already discovered, the work of our student choreographers is fresh, engaging, and sometimes edgy, but always danced with an esprit de corps that only the UA Dance Ensemble can offer. Start your holiday season off with some joy, brought to you by these exciting young artists.

TICKETS.ARIZONA.EDU CFA BOX OFFICE (520) 621-1162 S e a s o n a l Tr e a s u r e s - S t u d e n t S p o t l i g h t i s m a d e p o s s i b l e t h ro u g h t h e ge n e ro u s s u p p o r t o f L o r i M a c k s t a l l e r. Photo by Ed Flores featuring UA Dance Ensemble members, Tammy Dyke Compton and Andrew DiGerolamo


DA N C E . A R I Z O N A . E D U Faculty and guest choreography featured in Three’s a Crowd includes the UA Dance premiere of Evolution of a Dream by guest Sherry Zunker, who created this piece in 2009 for River North Dance Chicago. An earlier version of this tempestuous work, titled Reality of a Dreamer (1992), had become a signature piece for River North and for its 20th anniversary Zunker re-imagined and expanded her original creation. Another work set originally on a professional company is James Clouser’s Three Trios, first presented by Houston Ballet. This piece, in which three is definitely a crowd, will be newly crafted to the music of Chick Corea. Billy Joel’s melancholy ballad from 1990, And So It Goes, provides the musical inspiration for Amy Ernst’s new choreography, a contemplative meditation on love for solo performer. Contemporary vocal artist Sara Gazarek’s honest and reflective interpretation of Joel’s timeless song anchors the piece. Finally, Melissa Lowe will stage Window in the Woods, a work that that she and Anne Bunker (founding artistic director of Tucson’s OTO Dance Company) co-created and danced in 1999. Projections of photos taken during their separate journeys through Scotland and Ireland lend a mystical backdrop where openings in the woods become “windows” to the world.

E ve r y UA D a n c e s e a s o n h a s i t s s h a re o f s u r p r i s e s . . . Those who knew and loved the dance numbers for the Carol Burnett Show would no doubt be happy to see, once again, the genius of choreographer Ernie Flatt. With an Emmy for his work with Burnett, Ernie Flatt was also nominated for two Tony Awards for Sugar Babies: as Best Choreographer and, with Rudy Tronto, Best Director (Musical). Here’s the surprise — UA Dance will be re-creating a couple of his pieces to be performed during Three’s a Crowd! UA D a n c e wo u l d l i ke t o t h a n k R o n a n d R u t h Ko l ke r f o r t h e i r s u p p o r t t ow a rd s t h e c o s t u m e s c re a t e d f o r t h e c h o re og r a p h i c wo r k s by E r n i e F l a t t . Photo by Ed Flores featuring UA Dance Ensemble members, Taylor Owens, Katherine Messner, Amie Kilgore

Two weekends of showtimes!

February 13 - 23, 2014 S T E V I E E L L E R DA N C E T H E AT R E S ingle T ic k et P rices Adult $29 Senior, Military $26 UA Employee $26 Student $12


DA N C E . A R I Z O N A . E D U At center stage for UA Dance Spring Collection will be Sam Watson’s full length work called Tales and Rhymes. A project of some three years in the making, Tales and Rhymes brings to life the often dark folk tales made famous by the Brothers Grimm and the sometimes more lighthearted offerings from the Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes. As in all good tales, what seems hopelessly riddled with tragedy can sometimes turn cheerful, and what may seem outwardly innocent can have an ominous side that takes us into darkness. Sam Watson explores the opposing forces of good versus evil, often sprinkled with the presence of animal characters, magicians, an innocent maiden, a conniving witch ...From Little Red Riding Hood to Sleeping Beauty, this 45 minute work will illustrate through dance some of the best stories ever told. In support of the choreography will be video and projections created by Watson and media specialist Dan Howarth. Rounding out the program will be faculty works by Amy Ernst, James Clouser, Melissa Lowe and Michael Williams.

PRING COLLECTION Two weekends of showtimes!

April 25 - May 4, 2014 S T E V I E E L L E R DA N C E T H E AT R E S i n g l e T i c ke t P r i c e s Adult $27 Senior, Military $25 UA Employee $25 Student $12

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Photo by Ed Flores featuring UA Dance Ensemble alumna, Eden Orrick


DA N C E . A R I Z O N A . E D U

AINBOW BOUND

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT

Two weekends of showtimes!

April 24 - May 3, 2014 S T E V I E E L L E R DA N C E T H E AT R E S ingle T ic k et P rices Adult $25 Senior, Military $23 UA Employee $23 Student $12 In The Discovery Series, we uncover the past but also reveal the future. A new era is about to begin, as the next generation of dance artists breaks from our stage and fans out across the country. The work of our young choreographers and dancers has been seen nationally and internationally, and is sure to leave a mark on you now and in the future. Rainbow Bound Student Spotlight will give you a glimpse into a not too distant world where our dancers take part in discoveries yet to be made...

R a i n b ow B o u n d - S t u d e n t S p o t l i g h t i s m a d e p o s s i b l e t h ro u g h t h e ge n e ro u s s u p p o r t o f L o r i M a c k s t a l l e r.

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Photo by Ed Flores featuring UA Dance Ensemble members Brooke Mainland and Kevyn Butler


Photo by Ed Flores featuring UA Dance Ensemble members Alyssa Alger and James Pfleger


DA N C E . A R I Z O N A . E D U

Suppor t dedication, talent & creativity. SEASON SUBSCRIPTIONS Discounted Ticket Prices Preferred Seat Selection Option for Premier Parking S U B S C R I B E TO DAY ! T H E S E A S O N S U B S C R I P T I O N F O R M I S O N T H E L A S T PAG E O F T H I S B RO C H U R E

B E H I N D T H E DA N C E TO U R S Behind-the-scenes tour of the award-winning Stevie Eller Dance Theatre please C A L L ( 5 2 0 ) 6 2 1 - 1 2 6 3 F O R M O R E I N F O OR EMAIL WHB@EMAIL.ARIZONA.EDU

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Speedway E. 2nd St.

Softball Field

Hawthorne

Possible parking on 2nd

Tennis Courts

Warren

Possible parking (including handicapped) on Hawthorne near Warren

surface lot

Stevie Eller Dance Theatre

Flandrau Planetarium

To Stevie Eller Theatre

University Blvd.

UA Mall

Cherry Ave. Garage

McKale Center To Parking Garage

Enke Dr.

6th Street

Broadway

Campbell Ave.

Cherry Ave.

surface lot

parking is available in the Cherry Avenue Garage. Street parking and handicapped parking is available along Hawthorne near Warren and on 2nd Street. Meters are not enforced on evenings or weekends. There are surface lots on First Street between Martin and Campbell and on Sixth Street, directly south of The Stevie Eller Dance Theatre. Both lots are usually available on evenings and weekends as well.

ARKING For an additional fee, you will be able to park on the mall in front of the Stevie Eller Dance Theatre (see page 3).

IF there is a basketball game which coincides with a UA Dance performance , a n d yo u , a s a s e a s o n s u b s c r i b e r, h ave p u rc h a s e d p a r k i n g o n t h e m a l l , yo u w i l l s t i l l h ave a p a r k i n g s p a c e o n t h e m a l l . G u a r a n t e e d ! There may be occasion when a rain contingency plan is put in place due to the lawns being too soaked to accommodate parking. In the event of rain and voucher permit displacement, the permits will be honored at the Second Street garage. The monitor will be moved to the entrance of the garage to welcome patrons and to provide them with a swipe exit pass. Also a 6-passenger golf cart will be provided on the SE corner outside the garage for guests and visitors wanting a ride to the Stevie Eller Dance Theatre. Your parking pass will display the following language: • Due to inclement weather, if lawn is closed, vehicles will either be directed to park along curb of University or if occurs on same date of Men's Basketball game, will be accommodated in the Second Street garage with cart service courtesy of UA Presents. • NO REFUNDS/NO EXCHANGES IF there is a basketball game which coincides with a UA Dance performance, and you have NOT purchased parking on the mall, there will be parking available in the Second Street Garage, and a shuttle will take you to and from Stevie Eller Dance Theatre. Parking in that garage will carry a $5 pre-pay charge for those without mall passes, but the shuttle service is free to you. (Shuttle courtesy of UA Dance.)

Top photo by Ed Flores featuring UA Dance Ensemble members Rumor Phillips Back cover photo by Ed Flores featuring UA Dance Ensemble alumna, Eden Orrick


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Premium Blend

Seasonal TreasuresStudent Spotlight

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The University of Arizona School of Dance presents "The Discovery Series II" for its 2013/2014 season in the Stevie Eller Dance Theatre.

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