“FALL FOR DANCE” will be presented Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 7:00 PM at the University Place Civic Center Library Atrium located at 3609 Market St between 37th St. W. and Bridgeport Way W. The performance is a collection of this season’s audience favorites featuring DANCE THEATRE NORTHWEST company members and guests in ballet, jazz, tap and musical theatre style dance. The program is free, open to the public, and handicap accessible.
Highlights include “On Your Toes,” a Ziegfeld and Broadway style tap piece; swing dance style “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” and the musical theatre piece, “Another Opening.”
Ballet pieces include “Habanera,” performed by Madeline Ewer, Oceana Thunder, Philandra Eargle, and Neil Alexander to a 20th century trumpet composition by Bozza.
Solana Sartain, Olivia Stephen-Jordan, Olivia Estes, Nadia Niva, Emma Young and Gregory Peloquin add to the talent in the art inspired contemporary ballet, “Caprice.” According to Melanie Kirk-Stauffer, DTNW’s Artistic Director, “Caprice” is “a playful attempt to explore the 2008 constructed, reflective glass sculpture by David Huchthausen entitled “Triad.” Another art inspired piece is DTNW’s newest precision style Broadway Jazz piece “On Broadway,” which offers fun and fantasy along with an inside look at Lino Tagliapietra’s, “Manhattan Sunset,” 1997. Taliapetra is considered to be the world’s greatest and most significant living glass artist. Both of the above-mentioned glass showpieces are currently displayed in a collective exhibit at the Tacoma Museum of Glass entitled “#Be The Curator.” The exhibit will run until October 23, 2016.
Kirk-Stauffer will introduce several of the pieces, share her observations and experiences with the artists, provide insight and discuss how collective experience and invention come together in the particular works. Offering an inside look at the ideas that specifically inspired her choreography, she “hopes to inspire others to further explore all forms of art as well as to connect it to their own creativity.”
Dance Theatre Northwest is a 501-c-3 non-profit organization committed to making dance as an important art form accessible to individuals and groups and to assisting future dancers and artists. Dance Theatre Northwest is currently offering Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Musical Theatre, Yoga & Dance Exercise Classes & Performance Opportunities for Adults, Teens & Children at
2811 BRIDGEPORT WAY WEST #24, UNIVERSITY PLACE/TACOMA, WA 98466
Phone & SMS Text: (253) 778-6534 For more information visit the website www.DTNW.org