2017-2018 Season Continues with Dance '17: Mosaic | School of Theatre and Dance | Kent State University

2017-2018 Season Continues with Dance '17: Mosaic

Kent, OH – The School of Theatre and Dance at Kent State University continues its 2017-2018 season with "Dance '17: Mosaic." The concert is  artistic directed by associate professor Jeffrey Marc Rockland and runs Fri., Dec. 1 through Sun., Dec. 3 in E. Turner Stump Theatre, located in the Roe Green Center for the School of Theatre and Dance, Center for the Performing Arts, 1325 Theatre Drive, Kent, OH 44242.

For tickets call 330-672-ARTS (2787), purchase online at www.kent.edu/theatredance 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. The box office is open Mon. – Fri., Noon to 5 pm.  Tickets are $18 for adults, $14 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.  Flex pass subscriptions are also available. The box office accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, checks, and cash.

"Dance '17: Mosaic" features choreography by Kent State faculty members MaryAnn Black, Kimberly Karpanty, Gregory King, Jeffrey Marc Rockland, and Barbara Allegra Verlezza and performances by Kent State dance majors and minors. The concert also features choreography by Sun Tawalwongsri, professor of dance at Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University in Bangkok, Thailand. Professor Tawalwongsri's pieces will also be performed by students visiting Kent State from Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University. The School of Music's Thai Dance Ensemble under the direction of professor Priwan Nanongkham will also perform.

The production and design team of "Dance '17: Mosaic" includes scenic design by assistant professor Tamara Honesty; technical direction by Nathan Glowacki, lighting design by Jonathon Frost, Victoria Murawski, Sophia Phillips, and Cory Sprinkles; costume design by Pakorn Atanthee, Thadchakorn Nantharattanachai, Alex Norman, Suwatana Pla Rockland, Robin Ruth, Cat Tope, and Lisa Wilson; projection design by professor Kimberly Karpanty and Sophia Phillips; and sound design by Stewart Blackwood. Morgan Walker is the assistant artistic director and Allison Maher is the production stage manager.

The international collaboration component of "Dance '17: Mosaic" comprises the 3rd annual East Meets West program between Kent State University and Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University. In January 2016 and 2017, students from Kent State's School of Theatre and Dance travelled to Bangkok, Thailand for a performance and cultural exchange with Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University. 

This year's East Meets West program is supported by the newly formed KSU student organization, East Meets West as well as the KSU's Undergraduate Student Government, Kent State's College of the Arts, the School of Theatre and Dance and the School of Music, and The Arts and Culture Office and The Performing Arts Department, Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts, Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University.

 

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Media Contact:

Joni Koneval, 330-672-0116, jkoneval@kent.edu