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March 31 - April 2| $17 Get Tickets
Friday, March 31 at 7:30PM
Saturday, April 1 at 7:30PM
Sunday, April 2 at 2:30PM
The Shenandoah Dance Ensemble culminates its season with a performance of original works by faculty choreographers Lindsay Browning, Tiffanie Carson, Ting-Yu Chen and Daniel Padierna. Program highlights include a re-staged contemporary work by Padierna; the world premiere of a modern dance piece by Browning; contemporary and commercial style works by Carson; and the premiere of Chen’s Heart Blossom, a new work inspired by a fusion of Taiwanese and western classical aesthetics.
Choreographer & Program Highlights
Daniel Padierna will restage his work Take Care, a contemporary dance work originally commissioned for New Jersey Performing Arts Center in 2019.
Lindsay Browning will present the world premiere of Love Letter to Looking Up, a modern dance piece incorporating elements of dance and theatre. This work explores attachment vs. nonattachment to the ever present forces in our lives that melt our focus and very often leave us feeling lost.
Tiffanie Carson will choreograph two contemporary style works and one commercial style work:
- In Velocity of Consciousness, students are learning a remount of Carson’s 2021 work where they are tasked with picking up choreography in a fast-paced manner, preparing them for professional work much like in a repertoire dance company.
- If I fall, will you catch me? is a special new work set on two sisters — Maggie DeFrees ’23 (B.A. in Dance; B.F.A. in Theatre Design & Production – Scenic Design) and Paige DeFrees ’26 (B.F.A. in Dance) — walking hand in hand as the two dancers step through a journey of exploring what it means to support one another.
- Sweetest Taboo is a new work featuring commercial-style choreography that accompanies the soul, quiet storm, smooth jazz and sophisti-pop found in three popular music tracks.
Ting-Yu Chen will premiere Heart Blossom, a new work inspired by cultural music and dance that mirror her lived experiences, including a fusion of Taiwanese and western classical aesthetics. The movement vocabulary draws inspiration from Chinese classical dance, ballet and modern dance. This new work is dedicated to her late father, a known Taiwanese folk singer.
Shenandoah Conservatory uses digital programs for all performances. In addition to their engaging and accessible design, digital programs are cost effective, environmentally friendly and enable us to create and update our programs more efficiently, which means we can focus our resources on the performances you love! View our digital programs by clicking the button above, scanning the QR code in our venue or texting PROGRAM to (540) 307-2336 at the performance. [Note: Digital programs are best viewed on your mobile or tablet device.]
SUGGESTED SHOW RATING: PG
This production contains theatrical haze and a strobe effect. Contact the Box Office for more information.
Food & Drink
Concessions will be available for purchase beginning one hour prior to this performance.
Infrared hearing system headsets are available in Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre only. Accommodations for disabilities may be arranged by contacting the Box Office at least three days prior to the performance.
Photos by Jeff Taylor