Featuring new choreographies from USF faculty and guest artist Jennifer Archibald, as well as offerings from the participants at the yearly Day of Dance performance on Nov. 3, the concert offers something for everyone. Ballet faculty member Andrew Carroll will present A hunger for tenacity; Jeanne Travers’ River of Dreams concerns the rainforest of Ecuador and its indigenous people; Set to Henryk Gorecki’s haunting “Symphony No. 3” (Symphony of Sorrowful Songs), Michael Foley’s Lies Like Truth examines the lies we tell ourselves in relationships in order to maintain the appearance of truth;
Closing the Fall Dance Concert is Jennifer Archibald’s Reflex. A merging of contemporary and hip hop dance accompanied by DJ House music master Julien Jabre, Reflex features thirteen dancers acutely in tune with one another, exploring their mediated response of a true reflex.
In addition to the regular concert program, the performance on Thursday, Nov. 3 will include choreographies from schools around the state. USF’s annual Day of Dance, which began in 1992 as a way to provide students from magnet schools and community colleges throughout the state with a high level dance experience at the University’s Tampa campus, will include workshops, classes, and contributions to the evening’s Fall Dance Concert from schools across Florida.
There is also a show on October 30 at 3 p.m.
Advance tickets are $8 for students and seniors and $12 general admission; day-of-show tickets are $10 for students/seniors and $15 for general admission. Group rates are available. For information, call the College of The Arts box office.