DanceUSF Spring Dance Concert
General Event Information
DanceUSF is excited to present works by our talented faculty and exceptional students in the Spring Dance Concert. This concert features work by our newest faculty member, Bliss Kohlmyer, as well as faculty members Paula Nunez and John Parks and guest artist Rosie Herrera as well as original works choreographed by some of DanceUSF's most talented students!
Advance $12 general ($8 students/seniors)
Day-of-show $15 general ($10 students/seniors)
Purchase tickets through the College of the Arts Box Office at 813-974-2323 or online at www.arts.usf.edu .
Connecting in Reverse
Choreographed by DanceUSF faculty member Bliss Kohlmyer
Connecting in Reverse is a work for eight dancers that reflects on the process of disconnecting from a community. With music by composer and violist, Ljova, and composer and cellist, Joan Jeanrenaud, underlying this work is the notion that perhaps being more “connected” as a society is actually making us more “disconnected” from one another.
Choreographed by DanceUSF faculty member Paula Nunez
“One thing: you have to walk, and create the way by your walking; you will not find a ready-made path. It is not so cheap, to reach to the ultimate realization of truth. You will have to create the path by walking yourself; the path is not ready-made, lying there and waiting for you. It is just like the sky: the birds fly, but they don't leave any footprints. You cannot follow them; there are no footprints left behind.”
A restaging of the 1967 Pomare piece by DanceUSF faculty member John Parks
This piece, inspired by Frederico Garcia Lorca’s play The House of Bernarda Alba, depicts with striking emotion the frustration of sisters restricted to their heartless mother’s household and the destruction of love and life in that environment.
Piece choreographed by Guest Choreographer Rosie Herrera
Rosie Herrera is a graduate of the New World School of the Arts with a BFA in Dance Performance. She has danced with Freddick Bratcher and Co, Animate Objects Physical Theater, Bill Doolin and Camposition Hybrid Theater Project. As a rehearsal director, co-choreographer and performer Rosie was in residency at the Chat Noir Cabaret at Dream Night Club in South Beach with the interdisciplinary performance ensemble CircX. Her choreography has been presented by the Florida Dance Festival, Dot Fifty One Gallery, The Emerging Choreography Series at Excelo Dance Space and internationally as part of the Digital World Institute.
Student Choreographed Pieces
Mobility in Antiquity
Choreographed and performed by DanceUSF BFA student Megan Wors
Finally We Are No One
Choreographed and performed by DanceUSF BFA student Kellie Harmon
La Danse de la Verite Inevitable
Choreographed and performed by DanceUSF BFA student Sean McDonald
Now is Tomorrow, but We Wanted Yesterday
Choreographed and performed by DanceUSF BFA student Raven Merriah Jones