The Gala Dance Concert features faculty and students from the University of Utah and the AXIS Dance Company.
Tickets are $12 at the door. For more information call (307) 766-6666.
$12 dollars is a great deal considering the level of professional dance you will have the opportunity to see.
The performance will be held at the University of Wyoming, in the College of Arts and Sciences auditorium.
The festival culminates in the Gala Concert this Saturday, July 27, in the College of Arts and Sciences auditorium. The production showcases works created by guest faculty and features student dancers, as well as performances by members of AXIS Dance Company.
The performances conclude 10 days of intensive study with distinguished faculty from around the country. Modern, ballet, tap, jazz and specialty classes were taught by guest faculty Jessica T. Pearson, a fellow at the University of Utah Department of Modern Dance; longtime professional dancer Andre Megerdichian, now with the Duncan Center Conservatory in Prague, Czech Republic; Jacob Mora, choreographer, dancer, actor and musician, who is now artistic director of Moraporvida Contemporary Dance; veteran choreographer Susan Israel Massey; American Tap Dance Foundation Executive Director Tony Waag; and Ballet West Academy faculty member and University of Utah Professor Sharee Lane.
The AXIS Dance Company is this year’s professional company. According the the university, AXIS one of the world’s most acclaimed and innovative ensembles of performers with and without disabilities. Founded in 1987, AXIS has become a jewel of contemporary dance and disability culture. AXIS has paved the way for a powerful contemporary dance form — physically integrated dance — and performs in more than 120 cities worldwide.
Tickets cost $10 in advance or $12 at the door. For ticket information, call (307) 766-6666.