The SMU Meadows Dance Ensemble is giving audiences a taste of contemporary dance at its 2016 Fall Dance Concert.

The event will be held from Nov. 9-13 in the Bob Hope Theatre of the Owen Arts Center. Performances are scheduled at 8 p.m. on Wednesday-Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Sunday.

Presented by the Meadows School of the Arts, the dance concert is composed of three contemporary works — including one premiere — that range from ballet to jazz:

  • The premiere of “Confluence” opens the program, a contemporary ballet choreographed by award-winning Dallasite Adam Hougland. He said the piece, which features eight dancers, demonstrates how a relationship evolves.
  • Choreographed by Danial Shapiro and Joanie Smith in 1989, “To Have and To Hold” illustrates the AIDS epidemic and is dedicated to “those we have loved and lost but not forgotten.”
  • The concert ends with the jazz dance routine “Avalon,” and the Meadows Jazz Orchestra will play the score during the performance. The choreographer Danny Buraczewski is an SMU dance professor, well-know jazz dancer and was the artistic director of the Minneapolis-based company Jazzdance.

Tickets cost $14 for adults, $11 for seniors and $8 for students and SMU faculty. Get all the details or purchase tickets here.


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