University of Memphis Mainstage, Theatre Building, 3745 Central Ave.
December 1-2, 2017
7:30 p.m. on December 1-2 & 2:00pm on December 2
$10 for adults, $5 for senior citizens and non U of M students, $5 for high school students,
U of M students receive a complimentary ticket with a valid student ID.
Dance is returning to the UofM MainStage!
After 13 years, dance at the University of Memphis returns to the MainStage! This December 1-2 we will celebrate this return as well as the 32 years Moira Logan has dedicated to the department. The concert will feature the new chorography of faculty, alums and guest artists including Jill Guyton Nee, Kimberly Baker, Nancy Shainberg Kline, Kristen Lucas, Wayne Smith, Tamara Prince – Parrish, Quilan "Cue" Arnold and N'Seeka MacPhearson.
The choreographers will incorporate various dance genres including house dance, hip hop, contemporary, ballet, step, West African and modern combined with a diverse range of music, including spoken word. The choreographers use dance to explore issues like fighting for love, finding your place in the world and the polarities of tension and ease within a community. As well as experimenting with the limits of the human body and site specific work.
The university dance program has a thriving guest artist program that allows our students to work with amazing dance professionals and we are very happy to feature the work of two such artists – Quilan "Cue" Arnold and N'Seeka MacPherson.
Cue is a dancer, performer, teacher, videographer, and scholar. He currently holds faculty positions at Towson University in Baltimore, as well as Gibney Dance Center in New York City. Quilan's research is explored through the embodiment of Hip-hop culture, the choreographic process, dance, film, and the lessons conjured from his teaching of Hip-hop dance.
N'Seeka MacPherson studied many forms of dance including Modern, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Ballet, West African, South African, Step, Flamenco, and Tap. N'seeka received her training at the Harlem School of the Arts and took classes at Garth Fagan Dance Studio, Alvin Ailey, and Dance Theater of Harlem. N'seeka believes all forms of dance embody a unique beauty and significance which influence her fundamentals of teaching dance as an art to be celebrated with respect.