Good for the Sole
Whether you have one left foot or two, Ars Longa: Vita Brevis offers dancing that everyone can enjoy. Starting Friday, Feb. 24, and running until Sunday, March 5, this showcase of modern flamenco will feature choreography developed and danced by international guest artists as well as UNM's resident faculty. Held at the Rodey Theatre, the show will feature work by the likes of Dana Tai Soon Burgess, Rafael Estévez and Amanda Hamp. Tickets start at $10 and are now available at theatre.unm.edu. (Maggie Grimason)
Friday Feb 24, 2017
UNM Main Campus (Popejoy Hall)
Albuquerque, NM 87122
Contact:UNM Department of Theatre and Dance
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Vanguard choreography in flamenco and contemporary dance by international guest artists and UNM’s distinguished resident faculty.
February 24, 25 and March 2, 3, 4 at 7:30 pm and
February 26 and March 5 at 2:00pm
The UNM Department of Theatre and Dance begins its spring production season with the faculty dance concert ARS LONGA (vita brevis), February 24 throughMarch 5 in Rodey Theatre. One of the featured works is Leaving Pusan by New Mexico native Dana Tai Soon Burgess. Burgess, an alumus of the UNM undergraduate dance program, is generously giving back to the dance department through the gift of professional work from his company. Also on the program will be an historic re-staging of Ecce homo, by renowned Canadian choreographer Danny Grossman, from the American Dance Legacy Initiative. The northern sky, a westward facing window by Amanda Hamp is inspired by Harriet Jacob’s book Incidents in the Life of a Slave. There are two works on the program by international visiting guest artists in UNM’s unique Flamenco concentration. Çiertas by Rafael Estevez, is part of a larger work created with his partner Valeriano Paños and features the cultural roots of flamenco combined with contemporary movement. Lucia Álvarez “La Piñona” has set Serrano, a captivating work for female dancers.