Hartt Dance Division Presents QUINTESSENCE

Hartt Dance Division Presents QUINTESSENCEThe University of Hartford's The Hartt School presents "Quintessence" the Spring Senior Dance Concert Friday, March 9th at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, March 10th at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the Edward C. and Ann T. Roberts Theater at the Mort and Irma Handel Performing Arts Center, 35 Westbourne Parkway, Hartford.

The evening length production will consist of a diverse and personal journey through five dancer's choreographic and performance studies. Emily Aubrey, Ty Graynor, Allison Long, Daniella Parisot, and Marielena Quintanar will perform commissioned solos created by five nationally and internationally renowned choreographers: Edgar Clausse, Doug Varone, Igal Perry, Ana Maria Lucaciu, and Paul Dennis. The students' choreography will explore several styles of contemporary dance to five newly composed scores by students of Music Composition at The Hartt School: Samuel Moffett, Noach Lundgren, Mani Mirzaee, Ásbjörg Jónsdóttir, and Noah Marconi. Several Hartford Art School students and alumni will also be showing their work in a small gallery showing an hour prior to the show. The artwork will be created throughout the senior choreographers' processes, offering a multi-layered reflection of the project's development. Through blending dance, music, and fine art, Quintessence will be the Senior Dancers most collaborative experience yet.

To purchase tickets, contact the University of Hartford Box Office at (860) 768-4228 or (800) 274-8587, or visit www.hartford.edu/tickets. Tickets will be sold for $15 the day of each performance, and $10 if you purchase in advance - with discounts for seniors, students, and groups.

The Hartt School Dance Division is a preeminent conservatory program within the University of Hartford offering BFA degrees in Dance Performance and Ballet Pedagogy. The program focuses on innovation developed from a strong technical foundation. Its mission is to facilitate the careers of future professionals in the field of dance through expert mentoring and supportive academic and professional guidance as students find their unique paths to success through the curriculum.

Photo Credit: Ty Graynor

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