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November 6-15, 2015- The Seagull by Anton Chekhov, Directed by Joe Alberti

Chekhov’s rich, multi-faceted characters, are brought to life by an ensemble of UNM’s finest actors in a dynamic modern translation, with stunning period costumes and magnificent scenic and lighting design.

With comic brilliance and deep understanding, The Seagull, explores love, loss, and what it means to be an artist in a society obsessed by celebrity. Anton Chekov’s masterpiece is filled with passion, jealousy, and regret, as a renowned actress, her troubled son, and their friends navigate a maze of romantic entanglements, in pursuit of love, acceptance, and fame. Performances of The Seagull run from November 6 through 15 in Rodey Theatre.

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October 16-25, 2015- Now/Next/Dance A Student Choreography Showcase, Artistic Directors Eva Encinias-Sandoval and Amanda Hamp

Choreography by Santana Avila, Mariah Baker & Kellie Walsh,
David Bradford, Navy Enciñias, Sonia Engman & Elysia Pope, Fiona Featherston, and Michelle Kassman

Now/Next/Dance is a showcase of original choreography by the finest graduate and undergraduate student choreographers of the UNM dance program. Choreographers are selected for the showcase by a professional audition process. Throughout this experience, one or more members of the dance faculty mentor students. Now/Next/Dance embraces different forms of dance with various choreographic approaches that will appeal to a broad audience. Experience the vanguard of dance in Albuquerque as the artistic talent of emerging choreographers and dancers are highlighted in this exceptional concert of student works for the stage.

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September 25-October 4, 2015- The Day Room by Don DeLillo, Directed by Dodie Montgomery

The 2015-2016 main stage production season opens with The Day Room by Don DeLillo, a brilliant, bizarre, black-comedy which hilariously explores our perceptions of reality, control and identity.

Nothing is as it appears to be in The Day Room, by the acclaimed writer Don DeLillo. “According to the playwright, his play is about performance and concealment,” says director Dodie Montgomery.  “For me the play is about our perceptions of reality and explores the constructions of identity, authority and control. It is a journey into one very small rabbit hole.”
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September 4-6, 2015-C’est la Vie: MFA Dance Thesis Concert

C’est la Vie is a double bill of dance works choreographed by MFA in Dance candidates Ariel Burge and Kelsey Paschich

Exquisite Corpse, a work of contemporary dance, video projection and design, directed and choreographed by Master of Fine Arts Candidate Kelsey Paschich, utilizes surrealism as the theoretical/conceptual framework. This work questions identity, presence and absence. Just as a surrealist would experiment with different mediums, Exquisite Corpse is an intersection of contemporary dance and media. The desire to develop a deep connection through collaboration was the impetus for Master of Fine Arts candidate, Ariel Burge in conceiving I Am Because We Are. The creative process began by cultivating a collaborative community based on mutual respect. The cross-pollination of ideas evolved the work as new concepts and structures were explored with choreographer, composer, designers, and performers creating in conjunction.

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