The Wright State University Dance Ensemble will perform works by guest choreographers Shannon Bramham and Erin Robbins as well as works by university dance faculty members during its annual Spring Dance Concert.
The concert also features works by the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company II and Dayton Ballet II.
Performances take place in the Festival Playhouse in the Creative Arts Center on Thursday, April 19, at 7 p.m.; Friday, April 20, and Saturday, April 21, at 8 p.m.; and Sunday, April 22, at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and $5 for students. Wright State students can attend the April 19 performance for free by showing a student ID. Tickets can be ordered online or by calling the Theatre Box Office at 937-775-2500.
The concert will feature eight varied pieces reflecting the breadth and vision of the Dance Program.
The ensemble will premiere “Eight.6.Ten” by guest choreographer Shannon Bramham, former principal dancer for Koresh Dance Company in Philadelphia. A perfect representation of the edgy style Bramham is known for, the piece blends a variety of styles, including modern, jazz and hip-hop. Her work has won awards at the American College Dance Festival and Regional Dance Association.
The concert will also include the premieres of “Perchance to Dream,” a ballet work by guest regional choreographer Erin Robbins; “Open Out,” a contemporary piece with 11 dancers, set to the music by Ezio Bosso and choreographed by Gina Walther, associate professor of dance; and “Shades of Shattered Strength,” by Teressa Wylie McWilliams, Dance Program coordinator.