Modern Dance Performance at the Barrick Museum of Art

Erick Hawkins West Institute

Erick Hawkins (1909 – 1994) was a leading American modern-dance choreographer and dancer.

Dancers will perform in the East Gallery of the Museum, featuring this work, Red Beam by artist Chris Duncan. 

Apr. 28, 2017

Modern Dance Performance at the Barrick Museum of Art

Friday, May 12, 7pm

Join us at the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art on the last Friday of our 2017 Spring exhibition season for a special performance of "They Snowing" and "Pine Tree", two cherished choreographies by American modern dance icon Erick Hawkins.  Erick Hawkins (1909 – 1994) was a leading American modern dance choreographer and dancer. Students from the UNLV Department of Dance will perform in Hawkins’ original costumes, courtesy of department chair Louis Kavouras and the Erick Hawkins West Institute. The performance will be followed by a conversation about the relationship between modern dance choreography and the visual arts. Part of the Barrick’s 50th Anniversary celebrations, this event is free and open to the public. 

The College of Fine Arts serves as the primary artistic and cultural resource for the citizens of the State of Nevada and is located in Las Vegas, a unique, dynamic center of American popular culture. The College of Fine Arts provides a creative, professional education for its undergraduate and graduate students and adheres to the highest academic standards. The College prepares students for professional employment in the fine arts, performing arts and design, and provides an educational foundation to pursue further study. The diverse programs within the College equip students to creatively engage in the physical, intellectual and cultural world around them.

Cross-disciplinary collaborations between the visual arts and other areas of study are actively fostered and supported by the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art. For more information about our programming and events, visit the Museum's website or contact 702-895-3381, [email protected]