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Spring 2014

Jump to Players of the Ring and The Cul de Sac (MFA Dance Thesis Concert)/Vertical Road/Billy Witch/Simon as Sergio (Linnell Festival of New Plays)/Night and Day/Auto/body/graphical

Players of the Ring and The Cul de Sac

by Emily Bryan and Peter Bennett
MFA Dance Thesis Concert

In culmination of the MFA in Dance, Peter Bennett and Emily Bryan present an MFA Thesis Concert featuring two extraordinary new works. Peter Bennett’s Cul-de-Sac examines the lives of a suburban community in 1950s America. Take a glimpse behind the white picket fences and discover the secret life two men are hiding from their wives; along with women who yearn for a life outside of their home; and the dark underbelly of the “perfect couple.” In his choreography, Bennett scrutinizes the American Dream and asks, “Did it ever really exist?”
Players of the Ring, by Emily Bryan, fantasizes about the relationships of those who call the circus home. Will the carnival freak find love? Is life on the road as glamorous as young children believe? What secrets lie beneath the clown’s mischievous smile? An evening of whimsy and mystery, Players of the Ring will entertain and inspire as it takes you behind the big top and onto the circus train; ever moving forward as the players' lives become more deeply entwined with  each other and the circus they call home.

February 14 and 15 at 7:30pm
Rodey Theatre
Ticket Prices $12 General, $10 Faculty & Seniors, $8 Staff & Students
For more information call 277-4332.
Tickets are available at all UNM ticket offices, online at unmtickets.com,
www.unmtickets.com or by calling 925-5858.

Vertical Road

Artistic Director Vladimir Conde Reche
Featuring choreography by José Galván, Alejandro Granados, Donna Jewell, Carla Maxwell (based on works by José Limón,)
 Erika Pujič and Vladimir Conde Reche

Experience the pinnacle of artistry and athleticism in the faculty dance concert Vertical Road as UNM dance students are highlighted in choreography by internationally acclaimed guest artists and exciting new works by our distinguished faculty. Featured on the concert are Etude by Carla Maxwell, director of the José Limón dance company, which is based on movement from Limón’s works; Whole Shabang, created in collaboration with composer Carl Landa by visiting professor Erika Pujič, and Todo es de Color and Seguiriyas, two breathtaking flamenco works by renowned visiting artists from Spain, José Galván and Alejandro Granados. Using music from the masters of the Baroque era, Donna Jewell’s Chaconne Equus explores the physical vibrancy of the human desire to move and be moved, and in [ i ] by Vladimir Conde Reche, physical and imaginary walls are constructed and destroyed in a work which takes each performer through a demanding physical dialogue between assumptions and reality.

February 27, 28, March 1, 6, 7 and 8 at 7:30 pm and March 2 and 9 at 2:00pm
Rodey Theatre
Ticket Prices $15 General, $12 Faculty & Seniors, $10 Staff & Students
For more information call 277-4332.
Tickets are available at all UNM ticket offices, online at unmtickets.com,
www.unmtickets.com or by calling 925-5858.

Billy Witch

By Gregory S. Moss
Directed by Allie Sundstrom

This isn't summer camp like you remember it. At Blue Triangle Nature Fun Time Summer Camp lost campers wander into Ghost Stories and new-boy Oliver braves Consummation Station. But between the Possessed Pubescence of his fellow campers and the Perhaps-Too-Perky Counselors lurking behind any tree, will Oliver find the life-altering change he so desperately wants?

March 7, 8, 13, 14 and 15 at 7:30pm and March 9 and 16 at 2:00pm
Experimental Theatre
Ticket Prices $12 General, $10 Faculty & Seniors, $8 Staff & Students
Co-Produced with SCRAP (UNM Student Theatre Organization)
For more information call 277-4332.
Tickets are available at all UNM ticket offices, online at unmtickets.com,
www.unmtickets.com or by calling 925-5858.

Simon as Sergio

By Barney Lopez
Directed by Jimmy Maize
Part of the Linnell Festival of New Plays at UNM

Simon thought it would be easy pretending to be his brother, Sergio, online. You won't believe what happens when he meets the girl of his dreams. This modern romantic comedy of mistaken identities will split your gut and warm your heart. 

April 11, 12, 17, 18, 19 at 7:30pm and April 13 and 20 at 2:00pm
Experimental Theatre
Ticket Prices $15 General, $12 Faculty & Seniors, $10 Staff & Students
For more information call 277-4332.
Tickets are available at all UNM ticket offices, online at unmtickets.com,
www.unmtickets.com or by calling 925-5858.

Night and Day

By Charles L. Mee
Directed by Bill Walters

Night and Day is an astonishing double bill of dance theatre pieces by one of America’s most influential and respected playwrights, Charles L. Mee. Using physical performance, music, and a collage of texts, two classic tales are re-told through a modern day lens, incorporating everything from philosophy to news stories to pop-culture. Night, inspired by the story of Thyestes, is filled with nightmare and despair and darkness. Day, inspired by the classic tale of Daphnis and Chloe, is bursting with love and loveliness and light. Like nothing else, Night and Day promises a tour-de-force evening of transformative, cutting edge, contemporary theatre.

April 25, 26, May 1, 2, 3 at 7:30pm and April 27, May 4 at 2:00pm
Rodey Theatre
Ticket Prices $15 General, $12 Faculty & Seniors, $10 Staff & Students
For more information call 277-4332.
Tickets are available at all UNM ticket offices, online at unmtickets.com,
www.unmtickets.com or by calling 925-5858.

Auto/body/graphical

A student choreography showcase
Artistic directors Peter Bennett and Emily Bryan

Pushing the cutting edge of art and movement in a variety of dance forms, the talent and vitality of the young choreographers in the dance program at UNM are highlighted in this extraordinary concert of student works for the stage.

May 2, 3, 9, 10 at 7:30 pm and May 4, 11 at 2:00pm
Elizabeth Waters Center for Dance at Carlisle Gym
Ticket Prices $12 General, $10 Faculty & Seniors, $8 Staff & Students
For more information call 277-4332.
Tickets are available at all UNM ticket offices, online at unmtickets.com,
www.unmtickets.com or by calling 925-5858.

Fall 2013

Jump to Real Men Dance/The Dispute/SOS (Students on Stage)/The Language Archive/Spring Awakening/2013 Words Afire Fall Reading Series


Real Men Dance

Homecoming Concert of UNM Dance Alumni Artists


Friends of Dance, a support organization that raises funds for scholarships for the Dance Program at the University of New Mexico, will be hosting its annual alumni concert with the Department of Theatre and Dance, homecoming weekend, September 27 and 28, 2013.  This year’s concert, Real Men Dance, features works by male choreographers, many of whom are UNM Alumni. Choreographers Paco Antonio, Peter Bennett, Kevin Clark, Esteban Garza, Dominic Guerra, Aren James Hooper, and Avalon Jay are setting works in a variety of styles including flamenco and modern.  All proceeds benefit dance scholarships at UNM.

September 27 and 28 at 7:30pm
Elizabeth Waters Center for Dance
Ticket Prices $15 General, $5 Students
For more information call 277-4332.
Tickets are available at all UNM ticket offices, online at unmtickets.com,
www.unmtickets.com or by calling 925-5858.

The Dispute

By Pierre de Marivaux
Translation by Neil Bartlett
Directed by Gregory Moss


In Marivaux’s erotic, philosophical comedy, a Prince wagers with his mistress on the outcome of a social experiment: four wild children, two boys and two girls, have been reared in isolation since birth, and are released into a garden to see who will first be unfaithful in love. Written in the heyday of French farce, this comedic masterpiece uses needle-sharp wit to examine the genesis of love, desire, betrayal, and passion. 
September 27, 28, October 3, 4, 5 at 7:30pm and
September 29 and October 6 at 2:00pm
Experimental Theatre
Ticket Prices $15 General, $12 Faculty & Seniors, $10 Staff & Students
For more information call 277-4332.
Tickets are available at all UNM ticket offices, online at unmtickets.com,
www.unmtickets.com or by calling 925-5858.

SOS (Students on Stage)

A student choreography showcase
Artistic directors Erika Pujič and Eva Encinias


SOS( Students on Stage) an exciting concert of new works by the exceptional students in UNM’s prestigious dance program that continues the tradition of celebrating student choreographers each semester. Student choreographers are selected after a rigorous audition process, offering works that are innovative and inspiring in works that span many styles. This is the perfect event for every dance lover and a great way to enjoy the artistry, passion, and creativity of some of UNM’s up-and-coming dance creators.

October 18, 19, 25, 26 at 7:30 pm and
October 20 and 27 at 2pm
Elizabeth Waters Center for Dance at Carlisle Gym
Ticket Prices $12 General, $10 Faculty & Seniors, $8 Staff & Students
For more information call 277-4332.
Tickets are available at all UNM ticket offices, online at unmtickets.com,
www.unmtickets.com or by calling 925-5858.

The Language Archive

By Julia Cho
Directed by Ellen Kress

George is a linguist, obsessed with preserving the world's dying languages. At home his own language is dying, as he cannot find the words to connect with his wife Mary. In the archive, his assistant Emma desperately tries to learn a new language to find the words to express her love for George. In this whimsical tale about love and learning, The Language Archive explores whether the language of love is a language everyone can learn, or the relic of a dying culture.

October 25, 26, 31, November 1, 2 at 7:30pm and
October 27, November 3 at 2:00pm
Experimental Theatre
Ticket Prices $12 General, $10 Faculty & Seniors, $8 Staff & Students
Co-Produced with SCRAP (UNM Student Theatre Organization)
For more information call 277-4332.
Tickets are available at all UNM ticket offices, online at unmtickets.com,
www.unmtickets.com or by calling 925-5858.

Spring Awakening

Book and lyrics by Steven Sater
Music by Duncan Sheik
Directed by Kathleen Clawson
Music Director Paul J. Roth

Winner of 8 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Spring Awakening is a rock musical adaptation of Frank Wedekind's controversial play about the trials and tribulations, and the exhilaration of the teen years. Set against the backdrop of a repressive and provincial late 19th century Germany, Spring Awakening tells the timeless story of teenage self-discovery and budding sexuality as seen through the eyes of a group of teenagers. Haunting and provocative, Spring Awakening celebrates an unforgettable journey from youth to adulthood with a power, a poignancy and a passion you will never forget.
November 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16 at 7:30pm and
November 3, 10, 17 at 2pm
Rodey Theatre
Ticket Prices $20 General, $15 Faculty & Seniors, $12 Staff & Students
For more information call 277-4332.
Tickets are available at all UNM ticket offices, online at unmtickets.com,
www.unmtickets.com or by calling 925-5858.

 

2013 Words Afire Fall Reading Series

New works by MFA Dramatic Writing Students

November 16-17, 2013
Experimental Theatre
Admission free

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