The season kicks off with Together 7, a biennial concert celebrating the longstanding partnership between two great institutions of dance. In 2006, UNLV Dance partnered with Korea National Sport University (KNSU) Department of Dance to produce Together, a concert of shared dance work. Over the past 12 years an additional six concerts developed. Come celebrate our seventh collaboration, Together 7.
The project allows 20 dance majors from KNSU to travel to Las Vegas, partner with UNLV Dance and present a concert of dance works at the Judy Bayley Theatre. While at UNLV, there is an exciting week of master classes and a chance to see how the phenomenon of dance manifests itself in each country. When the concert ends, the journey continues. Twenty UNLV Dance majors will travel to Seoul, South Korea and present the concert again, continue to experience the dance of Korea, and bask in the rich cultural offerings. UNLV Dance has a long tradition of international travel that broadens the aesthetic lives of young artists and emphatically proves that artists are citizens of the world, that the world is in need of art, and that dance is a powerful language that transcends words and borders.
Together 7 features an exciting collaborative program of modern, jazz, ballet, and traditional Korean dance with choreography by UNLV Dance faculty (Cathy Allen, Victoria Dale, Richard Havey, Louis Kavouras, and Dolly Kelepecz-Momot) and faculty from KNSU (James Jeon, Kim Hyun Nam, and Baek Hyun Soon). Together 7 will include a special performance by College of Fine Arts Dean Nancy Uscher of UNLV Dance composer Beth Mehocic’s "Interactions," and lighting by new UNLV Dance design specialist Michael Jarett.