Spring Dance Concert: Change in Motion
Shakespeare’s iconic tragedy pits the conniving Iago against his trusting friend Othello, weaving a potent commentary on jealousy, betrayal and racism. For more information, visit: https://www.ugatheatre.com/othello
TAO’s modern, high-energy performances showcasing the ancient art of Japanese drumming have transfixed audiences worldwide. Combining highly physical, large-scale drumming with contemporary costumes, precise choreography and innovative visuals, the performers of TAO: Drum Heart create an energetic and unforgettable production. The group performed at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, and they have toured the world, performing to a global audience of more than seven million. Tickets are $39-$46 and can be purchase by visiting: pac.uga.edu
The UGA dance department’s CORE Contemporary and Aerial Dance Company will present its annual season performance Feb. 22-24 at 8 p.m. at the New Dance Theatre in the dance building. The company will premiere “WITHOUT (within) BORDERS,” an aerial, contemporary dance and multimedia performance.
UGA Opera Theatre will complete its trifecta of Mozart's three most famous operas created with librettist Lorenzo da Ponte in their production of Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro) happening February 23, 24, and 25. This energetic period production juxtaposes side-splitting comedy with biting social commentary, all illuminated through Mozart's ingenious score. It’s no surprise why Le nozze di Figaro is one of the most famous and beloved operas of all time.
A favorite of Athens audiences, the State Ballet Theatre of Russia returns with its delightful, fully staged production of one of the most beloved of all classical ballets. The treasured story comes to life in this enchanting performance filled with stunning dancers, lavish sets, beautiful costumes and Tchaikovsky’s immortal music. Spend an evening in Sleeping Beauty’s enchanted kingdom and relish this beloved fairy tale once again. Performances are Jan. 8 and 9.
The Nutcracker is a perennial favorite of generations of children and children at heart. Thrill to the same authentic Russian choreography that is performed in Moscow by the famous Bolshoi Ballet. The treasured holiday adventure follows a little girl’s journey through a fantasy world of fairies, princes, toy soldiers, and an army of mice. Set to Tchaikovsky’s beloved music, including “Waltz of the Flowers, "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy,” and “Waltz of the Snowflakes,” the entire family will love this magical experience filled with spectacular sets and beautiful costumes.
Young Choreographer''s Series: Senior Exit and Emerging Choreographers Concert includes choreography and production by graduating senior dance majors completing their senior projects for the BFA degree and by second- and third-year dance majors. These student choreographic works display a variety of different dance techniques and styles, expressing their own uniqueness and flair, and are performed by dance majors and minors selected by audition. Tickets are $8 for students and senior citizens/$12 for general admission. Tickets available at Tate, PAC, pac.uga.edu and at the door.
Please join us for The Hugh Hodgson School of Music’s first major concert of the 2017-2018 season where the Hodgson Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Cynthia Johnston Turner, evokes fire and ice on Friday, Sept. 1, at 8 p.m. The concert is a narrative from heat to ice, and more subtly, it is a commentary on climate change. The program features music 'globally' by composers from Japan, Europe, and the USA: a fact that emphasizes that we only have one home and it's in trouble...
The UGA Percussion Ensemble will perform its spring concert. The group has performed extensively throughout the Southeast, including numerous appearances at the Georgia Music Educator's Association state conventions and appearances at various "Day of Percussion" programs, under the leadership of co-directors Timothy Adams, Jr., and Kimberly Toscano Adams.