November Dance: Attachment

Saturday, November 14, 2015
Colwell Playhouse, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts Lobby, 500 S. Goodwin Avenue, Urbana

This year Dance at Illinois celebrates the choreographic contributions our inventive faculty and students, both past and present, have made and will make to the field. We celebrate the life of Professor Emeritus, Beverly Blossom, by reconstructing one of her signature works, Brides. Blossom, a former dancer with Nikolais Dance Theater, was an extraordinary choreographer and performer renowned for her wit, humor, and elaborate props.

Recently inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, faculty artist Tere O’Connor will create a new work for students, fashioning a cloud of humans in constant motion as a continuation of his research.

Following premieres of work in Chile, New York, Minneapolis, and Washington, DC, celebrated resident dance artists Cynthia Oliver and Linda Lehovec will create new work for our students. Our choreographic distinction lies in our future, so we have invited undergraduate students Charles Gowin and Katherine Williams to represent the next voices in the field of dance. For further information visit

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