October 16-18, 2014-Radicles: MFA Dance Thesis Concert
Radicles: Rediscovering humankind’s primary roots is an evening of site specific dance, choreographed by MFA in Dance candidate Lisa Nevada
Using movement research and kinetic experiments directly connected to the sophisticated networks of soil, plants and trees, animals and water, Nevada along with composer Carl Landa, costume designers Jessica Greaves and Erik Flores, and ten extraordinary dance artists, has created an experience that will bring nature forward in untraditional and radical ways, and reawaken our souls to the fragility and importance of the natural world.
September 26-October 5, 2014-As Five Years Pass
UNM’s Department of Theatre and Dance opens its 2014-2015 production season with As Five Years Pass by Federico Garcia Lorca, directed by Bill Walters, in a new translation by Caridad Svich.
Playful, profound, and powerful, As Five Years Pass, is a rarely performed masterpiece by one of the world’s most influential playwrights. Finished just five years before Garcia Lorca was murdered in 1936, this rarely performed masterpiece is a work filled with premonitions and startling surprises. One of his so-called “impossible plays”, As Five Years Passwas heralded as García Lorca’s “most original and experimental contribution to the theatre” and the play “in which we see the true depth of the great theatrical personality he would have become.”
September 26 and 27, 2014-From the Horse’s Mouth and Elizabeth Waters Gala
Friends of Dance present From the Horse’s Mouth and a Gala Tribute to Elizabeth Waters, Homecoming Weekend to Benefit Dance Scholarships
From the Horse’s Mouth: Magical Tales of Real Dancers, features UNM alumni choreographers and dancers in a triumphant dance theater production, conceived and directed by Tina Croll & Jamie Cunningham, benefitting UNM dance scholarships. Saturday evening only, the concert will be preceded by a Gala Tribute to Elizabeth Waters.