UO dance company to present capstone works

At-home concert of touring UO Repertory Dance Company is April 19-20
At-home concert of touring UO Repertory Dance Company is April 19-20

The University of Oregon Department of Dance will present its annual “at home” concert of the touring UO Repertory Dance Company on April 19 and 20, featuring culminating works of the academic year.

Performances are scheduled for 8 p.m. both evenings in the Dougherty Dance Theatre on the third floor of the Gerlinger Annex on the Eugene campus.

The touring company is the dance department’s primary means of outreach to the wider community. In addition to performing, company members teach and conduct lecture-demonstrations in high schools and community centers across Oregon.

The dance company will take its show on the road this spring. The company’s sixth year in residence at North Bend High School and North Bend Middle School runs April 24-27. Members of the dance company will lead classes and workshops for students and community members alike.

In addition, the company will return to Central Point for a residency at the Crater Renaissance Academy, May 15-18. In addition to performances at the Crater Performing Arts Center on May 17 and 18, this year the company will celebrate its relationship with the community by presenting Matthew Reynolds, a teacher at the academy, with a Community Partner Award to commemorate Reynolds’ contributions to dance education and outreach.

This season the UORDC concert lineup will feature a highly skilled and athletic partnering in Walter Kennedy’s “Fault Boundaries,” as well as the socially conscious “Breadlines and Dreams” choreographed by Jenifer Craig and featuring high school students from Springfield’s Academy of Arts & Academics.

Tickets are $10 general, $5 for students and seniors, available at the door or in advance from the UO Ticket Office in the Erb Memorial Union, 1222 E. 13th Avenue, 541-346-4363 or tickets.uoregon.edu.

-- UO Department of Dance