Performance: “Considering Matthew Shepard”

The UGA Hugh Hodgson School of Music is proud to host composer and conductor Craig Hella Johnson as student vocalists and instrumentalists, including the Hodgson Singers, become the third ensemble ever to perform the powerful, Grammy-nominated “Considering Matthew Shepard” on Friday, March 17, at 8 p.m. The passion/oratorio-like work chronicles the tragic story of Matthew Shepard with a variety of musical styles, including chant, folk tunes, country and western, classical sacred choral, and gospel.

CORE Contemporary and Aerial Dance Concert

The UGA department of dance CORE Concert Contemporary and Aerial Dance Company will present its annual 2017 season performance February 22-25 at 8 p.m. at the New Dance Theatre in the dance building. The company will premiere “A World of Difference,” a sixty-five minute nonstop aerial dance and multimedia performance. 

The concert consists of juxtaposed abstract and dramatic sequences immersed in a surreal aural and visual landscape created through interactive film animation. Performers will exhibit technical aerial abilities on the silks, slings, lyra, trapeze and bungee.

UGA Opera Theatre Presents Don Giovanni

University of Georgia Opera Theatre and the UGA Hugh Hodgson School of Music proudly present Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's sensual masterwork Don Giovanni, coming February 10th, 11th, and 12th, 2017. You won't want to miss a thrilling production created with guest artists Maestro Hilary Griffiths, conductor, and director Vince Liotta. 

Performed in Italian with English supertitles. Presented in the UGA Fine Arts Theater in collaboration with the University of Georgia Opera Orchestra.

Parking is available in the Hull Street Parking Deck.

Ballroom Magic 2017: “Can’t Stop The Magic”

The University of Georgia Ballroom Performance Group presents Ballroom Magic 2017: "Can't Stop The Magic", the 26th annual ballroom dancing showcase. This show will include Latin, swing and smooth styles such as salsa, samba, foxtrot, waltz, East Coast swing and much more. In addition to performances by the UGA Ballroom Performance Group, there will be guest performances by dance groups from around the Athens and Atlanta community, including Swung and CONTACT. With more than 20 numbers in the show, you're guaranteed to have a magical time. Shows are Jan. 19 at 8 p.m., Jan. 20 at 8 p.m.

Performance: Alonzo King LINES Ballet

Based in San Francisco, Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet has captured the spotlight in the international world of dance with bold new innovations that break the mold of what ballet can be. The choreography of Alonzo King, a Georgia native, dazzles audiences by digging in to the mysteries of movement and bringing a rare honesty and spirituality to the stage.

Enjoy a pre-concert lecture 45 minutes prior to the performance.

$6 for UGA students, $52 for non-UGA students

Sponsored by: Performing Arts Center
Contact: Performing Arts Center 706-542-4400

State Ballet Theatre of Russia: Cinderella

The State Ballet Theatre of Russia returns to the Fine Arts Theatre with one of the dance world’s most beloved story ballets. The timeless fairy tale of Cinderella and Prince Charming is brought vividly to life in this enchanting full-length production for the entire family. In the grand Russian tradition, Cinderella will feature lushly painted sets, lavishly detailed costumes, and classic choreography accompanied by the unforgettable music of Sergei Prokofiev.

Enjoy a pre-concert lecture 45 minutes prior to the performance.

$6 for UGA students, $72 for non-UGA students

State Ballet Theatre of Russia: The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker is the perennial favorite of generations of children and “children at heart.” The treasured holiday adventure follows a little girl’s journey through a fantasy world of fairies, princes, toy soldiers, and an army of mice. Thrill to the same authentic Russian choreography that is performed in Moscow by the famous Bolshoi Ballet. 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.


Imagine an artist creating a masterpiece before your eyes in mere moments. With a palette that also mixes captivating vocals and intricate choreography, Artrageous takes audiences on a one-of-a-kind visual journey packed with wild inspiration, creativity, and fun. The Artrageous artists, musicians, singers, and dancers pay tribute to a variety of art forms, pop icons, and musical genres throughout the evening. The result is a uniquely entertaining show culminating in a gallery of fabulous finished paintings.


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