Kent State School of Theatre and Dance presents Dance '14: In Flow

Concert features choreography by faculty and Tony Award winner Garth Fagan

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Kent, OH – Kent State University’s School of Theatre and Dance will present its annual faculty dance concert, “Dance ’14: In Flow”, Nov. 21-23, 2014 in E. Turner Stump Theatre, Center for the Performing Arts. Fri. and Sat. performances are at 8:00 p.m.; Sun. performance is at 2:00 p.m. The evening of choreography created by dance faculty members also features guest choreography by Tony Award winning choreographer Garth Fagan.

For tickets call 330-672-ARTS (2787), purchase online at or in person at the Performing Arts Box Office located in the Roe Green Center lobby of the Center for the Performing Arts at 1325 Theatre Drive, Mon. – Fri., Noon to 5 pm.  Tickets are $18 for adults, $16 for Kent State University alumni, faculty and staff, $14 for seniors (60+) and non-Kent State students age 18 and under are $10.  Tickets for full-time, Kent campus undergraduates are free of charge.  Groups of 10 or more can purchase tickets for $12 per person.  The box office accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, checks, and cash.

The concert highlights the versatility and diverse artistic approaches of Kent State dance faculty members MaryAnn Black, Kimberly Karpanty, Joan Meggitt, Tanya Mucci (BFA ’00) and Andrea Shearer. The concert involves more than 75 dancers, designers, faculty members and staff. School of Theatre and Dance professor emeritus Chuck Richie will serve as the Guest Emcee. Senior dance major Roberta Bailey serves as assistant artistic director. 

Guest choreographer Garth Fagan joins the concert as the 2014-2015 Armstrong Family Visiting Artist, a residency made possible by the generosity of Lawrence R. and Sandra C. Armstrong. Fagan’s work, “Two Pieces of One: Green,” will be performed by members of the Kent Dance Ensemble under the direction of associate professor Kimberly Karpanty.

Mr. Fagan has enjoyed an extensive career as a dancer and choreographer, creating more than 70 works for the theatre and concert stage. He won critical acclaim, as well as the Tony Award, for his choreography of Elton John and Tim Rice’s Broadway production of “The Lion King.” A trailblazer in the dance community for more than 40 years, Fagan formed his dance company, now know as Garth Fagan Dance, in 1970. Today, Garth Fagan Dance is an internationally acclaimed company, a school that annually provides dance training to over 450 students, and an innovative outreach program designed to serve the greater Rochester community through educational performances and dance instruction.


Media Contact:
Joni Koneval,, 330-672-0116