Incongruo(us) derives from the adjective incongruous, meaning a lack of harmony. The title of the University of Florida (UF) School of Theatre + Dance’s Spring BFA Dance Showcase discovers its roots in the varied dance styles, interests and choreographic processes of each artist presenting work in the showcase held April 16-19, 2015 in G-6 Studio located in the Nadine McGuire Theatre and Dance Pavilion on UF’s campus. As a part of the Dance Composition 4 class, the junior BFA Dance majors assume roles of producer, director and choreographer. The show’s title was inspired by the unique compositional perspectives of each student in this junior class, represented by the “us” in the title.
The spring BFA Dance Showcase promises to provide an enjoyable dance experience appropriate for all audiences. Modern contemporary dance technique is paired with innovative concepts and unique choreography, providing an intelligently pleasant experience for viewers. Audience members should expect to experience works possessing humorous, intense, pleasurable and thought-provoking qualities. Incongruo(us) will present the work of guest artists and faculty, including George Staib, Stuart Pimsler Dance and Theater and Nita Little, and will serve as a farewell to the seniors of the BFA program. Little, a UF School of Theatre + Dance visiting assistant professor, will premiere a piece that integrates dance improvisation with projections.
“I’m fascinated by the initiation of human relationships,” said Amanda Stambrosky, a BFA junior and choreographer in the show. “I’ve taken personal interactions and extracted different elements, drawing from my experiences. I focused on creating different vignettes of relationships between my dancers. Tying these sections together created new challenges and opened up the opportunity for further investigation.”
Incongruo(us) runs April 16-19, 2015, presenting two program orders. Program A will be performed Thursday, April 16 at 7 p.m., Friday, April 17 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 19 at 1 p.m. Program B will run Thursday, April 16 at 9 p.m., Saturday, April 18 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 19 at 4 p.m.
The showcase includes a Community in Motion performance on Saturday, April 18 at 2 p.m. directed by UF School of Theatre + Dance Visiting Assistant Professor Trent D. Williams, Jr., and also features dancers from Santa Fe College, Valencia College and local hip hop dance group, Levitations.
Tickets are $9 and are available through the University Box Office located at Gate 1 of the Stephen C. O'Connell Center, by calling 352-392-1653 or at ticketmaster.com. The University Box Office is open Tuesdays through Fridays: 12-5:30 p.m. and Saturdays: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tickets can also be purchased at the Constans Theatre Box Office starting 45 minutes prior to the performance.
The Nadine McGuire Theatre and Dance Pavilion is located at 687 McCarty Drive, Gainesville, FL 32611. Parking is available across the street from the UF Bookstore & Welcome Center on the University of Florida located on Museum Road.
About the School of Theatre + Dance
The School of Theatre + Dance is one of the University of Florida College of the Arts’ institutionally-accredited schools. Undergraduate students can pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in acting, dance, musical theatre, theatre production—including costume design, lighting design and scenic design—or a Bachelor of Arts degree in dance studies or general theatre. Minors are also offered in dance and theatre as well as certificates in arts in medicine and dance in healthcare. Student organizations, showcase programs and other intensives provide students with invaluable professional experiences. UF is home to three School of Theatre + Dance performance venues, including the Constans Theatre, Black Box Theatre and G-6 Studio. To learn more about the School of Theatre + Dance, including upcoming performance dates and ticket information, visit www.arts.ufl.edu/theatreanddance.
About the College of the Arts
The College of the Arts, previously known as the College of Fine Arts, is one of the 16 colleges and more than 150 research centers and institutes at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. The College of the Arts offers baccalaureate, master’s and Ph.D. degree programs in its three institutionally-accredited schools — the School of Art + Art History, School of Music and School of Theatre + Dance. The college is home to the Center for Arts in Medicine, Center for Arts and Public Policy, Center for World Arts, Digital Worlds Institute, University Galleries and the New World School of the Arts in Miami. More than 100 faculty members and approximately than 1,200 students work together daily to engage, inspire and create. The college hosts more than 300 performances, exhibitions and events each year. Faculty and students also exhibit and perform at other local, national and international venues. To learn more, visit www.arts.ufl.edu.
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