Kent State University’s School of Theatre and Dance presents Dance ’23–One World December 1-3

Kent State University’s School of Theatre and Dance continues its 2023-2024 production season with Dance ’23 – “One World.” The concert will be presented in E. Turner Stump Theatre Fri., December 1 through Sun., December 3, 2023. There will be a post-show discussion after the Saturday, December 2 performance. Ambre Emory-Maier, stager of the excerpts from “Murmurs of A Stream,” and the dancers will speak about how dance can be used as a tool of resistance and liberation.

This concert features original choreography by Kent State University’s dance faculty members and guest choreographers, Micaela Taylor and Michael Uthoff. Co-directors Ambre Emory-Maier and Barbara Allegra Verlezza are joined by student artistic directors Mia Savelli and Kylie Karam. Choreographers include Jennifer Black, Samuel MacIntosh, Catherine Meredith and Barbara Allegra Verlezza along with ballet excerpts restaged by Ambre Emory-Maier. Amy Ballew is the costume coordinator, the lighting coordinator is Madeline Barber and the sound design is by Jack Drinan. Tony Hardin is the School Director and Producer.

Program excerpt from co-directors, Ambre Emory-Maier and Barbara Allegra Verlezza
The title of the dance concert, “One World,” has recently taken on a very different meaning for us in this unfamiliar, precarious time in which we find ourselves with so much world turmoil and unrest. In trying times, the arts are often a place of respite and comfort, a place that reminds us of the beauty of community and collaboration. We believe that the arts illuminate what it means to be human beings and provide ways for us to excavate and discover commonalities within ourselves, our cultures, and each other. We offer gratitude for the fact that dance brings us together, as one group, “One World,” united by our humanity.


Tickets to Dance ’23 – “One World" can be purchased through the Performing Arts Box Office by phone at 330-672-2787. Tickets will go on sale November 22.

Friday, December 1, 2023
7:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 2, 2023
7:30 p.m.

*Post-show discussion

Sunday, December 3, 2023
2:00 p.m.


POSTED: Monday, November 6, 2023 11:48 AM
Updated: Wednesday, November 15, 2023 08:54 AM