University of Calgary

Mainstage Dance

Feb. 25, 2009

Stop.Breathe.Dance.

Mainstage Dance has been the performance highlight for the Program of Dance for more than three decades. The annual powerhouse of new choreographic creations starts again from Thursday, March 19 through Saturday, March 21 at 8 p.m. in the University Theatre.

Artistic Director Michèle Moss believes the powerful storytelling of dance can change the world. “We’ve all got stories to tell, I say let the dancing body tell you an authentic tale or two. The performing arts can be the heart of a community, helping to bring us together, helping us seek meaning. Dance is such a powerful medium, helping us to do some communal interpretation of life!”

Mainstage Dance is a unique opportunity for students in the BA dance program to help to shape a performance by engaging in the full creative process with professional choreographers. The students come to the challenge with dedication, passion and skill and the performance results are displayed on the stage at the University Theatre over a three-night run.

This year’s Mainstage Dance 2009 will feature the original work of many students with an emphasis on Performance and Creation. The four professional choreographers include two faculty members, professors Davida Monk and Michèle Moss as well Edmonton-based artist Tania Alvarado and Jonathan Kane, an American dance artist living in Calgary and a U of C instructor.

Mainstage Dance 2009
March 19 – 21 at 8 p.m.
University Theatre, University of Calgary (230 University Court NW)
$15 (adults) / $10 (seniors/students)
Tickets are available at Campus Ticket Centre at 220-7202, or at the door.
Call (403) 210-7576 or visit www.finearts.ucalgary.ca/events for more information.