-- The Repertory Dance Company at The University of Southern
Mississippi will give its spring semester performance April 1-3
in the Mannoni Performing Arts Center auditorium.
Dance Concert will include choreographed works by faculty and students.
While the dances vary in style, all exude the high level of performance
that audiences have come to expect from Department of Theatre and
New dance faculty
member Becky Dyer has choreographed an inventive, graceful work
for 10 dancers that focuses on dance partnering and showcases the
strength of the program's male dancers.
professor of dance at Southern Miss, has created a new work with
classical music as it central theme. With her cast of seven female
dancers, the work is a simple reflection of the music and its possibilities.
major Patrina Hall of Jackson has created a dance that fuses modern
dance with hip-hop and experimental music. Her piece, "All
(one)," "is intended to seduce the audience through the
music and captivate them with its unique movement," Hall said.
Julie Brant of Huntsville, Ala., has created a work packed with
emotion and movement. "Dance is used to express varied emotions
in relationships and a passion for the dance art form, which are
hard to express through words," Brant said. Using a cast of
four dancers, her "More Air than Words" choreography personifies
her feelings that defy description in words through partnering and
three-night run, the concert begins at 7:30 p.m. each evening. Tickets
are $10 for general admission, $8 for Southern Miss faculty and
staff, senior citizens, and Southern Miss alumni, and $6 for students.
For tickets, call the Southern Miss Ticket Office at (601) 266-5418
or (800) 844-8425, or order online at www.usm.edu/tickets.