November 7, 2003

Meadows School Of The Arts Presents 2003 Fall Dance Concert, Nov. 19-23

DALLAS (SMU) -- The Division of Dance at SMU's Meadows School of the Arts will present its "Fall Dance Concert," a program of three varied ballet, contemporary and modern works, from Nov. 19-23 in the Bob Hope Theatre of the Owen Arts Center, 6101 Bishop Blvd. on the SMU campus. Performance times are 8 p.m. Wed.-Sat. and 2 p.m. Sun. Tickets are $12 for adults, $9 for seniors, and $6 for students, SMU faculty and staff. Free parking is available at Hillcrest and Binkley or in the garage under the Meadows Museum. For more information, call the Meadows Ticket Office at 214-768-2787.

The concert will feature "Concerto Barocco" by George Balanchine, one of the greatest choreographers of the 20th century. "Concerto Barocco" is considered one of Balanchine's most intricate and difficult neoclassical ballets. Originally created in 1941, it emphasizes the symbiotic relationship between the movement and the music, Johann Sebastian Bach's Concerto in D Minor for Two Violins. The choreography expresses characteristics of the Baroque era, as well as innovative dance configurations with elaborate patterns.

The concert will also include the premiere of "Bittersuite," choreographed by Sabrina Madison-Cannon, assistant professor of dance at the Meadows School. "Bittersuite" is set to four contemporary songs, including I Put a Spell on You, My Man's Gone Now, Mississippi Goddam and Ne Me Quitte Pas.

The premiere of "Redención," a tango-inspired piece by Larry White, assistant professor of dance at the Meadows School, will round out the program. White has choreographed more than 60 works which have been performed in numerous cities in the U.S., Russia and Hong Kong. A former principal dancer in the Martha Graham Dance Company, he now teaches modern dance technique, composition and repertory at Meadows.

The 2003-2004 Main Stage Theatre and Dance Season at SMU's Meadows School of the Arts is sponsored by The Dallas Morning News.