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UNLV Dance Presents "In Orchestra 3" Oct. 20-21

UNLV Dance will team with the UNLV Symphony Orchestra to present Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet.
Arts and Culture  |  Oct 9, 2017  |  By Jennifer Vaughan
Media Contact: Jennifer Vaughan, 702-895-1575

UNLV Dance presents its first concert of the year, resuming the “In Orchestra” series, at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 20, and at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21 in Artemus Ham Concert Hall.

UNLV Dance teams with the UNLV Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Taras Krysa, to present Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet. Rather than simply reconstruct the original ballet, the goal of the work is to collect a group of choreographers and tell the traditional story though the lens of numerous dance styles and genres, including ballet, modern dance, jazz, contemporary dance, hip hop, and folk dance. “In Orchestra 3” also will bring members of the UNLV Theatre into the mix by reciting some of Shakespeare’s original text throughout the piece.

Performance highlights:

  • Dance & full orchestra
  • This production is a new version of the classic ballet Romeo and Juliet: mixing dance styles, genres, and forms, with choreography by UNLV Dance faculty (Cathy Allen, Victoria Dale, Margot Mink Colbert, Richard Havey, Louis Kavouras, and Dolly Kelepecz-Momot) and guest artists (James Jeon, choreographer in residence at Seoul Ballet Theatre, Jiyeon Kim and Jaesun Lee, dance faculty at Korea National Sport University) 
  • Music by Prokofiev performed by the UNLV Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Taras Krysa
  • Lighting by Elizabeth Kline, with video projections by Beth Mehocic
  • Students from UNLV Theatre will be reciting some of Shakespeare's original text throughout the piece

Price

$18 - All Seats. $10 discounted tickets are available for seniors, military members, all students, UNLV Faculty and Staff, and UNLV Alumni. Tickets may be purchased at the UNLV Performing Arts Center Box Office, at pac.unlv.edu, or by calling 702-895-ARTS (2787). Season subscriptions also are available. 

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