Center Dance Ensemble 2017/2018 Season

Masquerades

Ghosts & Goblins & Witches, Oh My!

Just in time for Halloween, Center Dance Ensemble performs a spooky, haunting program, Ghosts & Goblins & Witches, Oh My!  The centerpiece of the program will be Artistic Director Fran Cohen’s piece, A Department Store Murder Mystery, based on John Collier’s short story Evening Primrose.  The mystery surrounds a young man trapped in a department store who encounters strange mannequins that come alive at night.  The program also features Cohen’s new work, Sweet Hauntings, which explores how we are haunted by our memories from people who have passed.  Rounding out the program are two works from Assistant Director Diane McNeal Hunt, Spellbound and Possessed, as well as two pieces from guest artists Instinct Dancecorps, directed by Angela Rosencrans, and independent dancer, Nicole Olsen.

Afternoon & Evening Performances at Stage West, Herberger Theater Center:

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, Oct. 19, 20, 21, 2017, at 7:30 pm
Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Regular-$28.00
Seniors-$23.00
Students-$14.00

Lunch Time Dance Theater Performances at Stage West, Herberger Theater Center:

Thursday and Friday, Oct. 19 and 20, 2017 at 12:10 pm

$7 Admission

Audience members can bring or buy lunch

Snow Queen

Frances Smith Cohen’s Snow Queen

The holidays just wouldn’t be complete without the charming winter adventure, Snow Queen.  Based on the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale and set to Prokofiev’s lush score, Center Dance Ensemble brings the wicked Snow Queen to life! Families will delight in the mystical world of sprites, gypsies and ice maidens while the young Gerda seeks to rescue Kai from the Snow Queen’s Crystal Palace. Center Dance’s principal dancers will be joined by over 150 children from all over the Valley to create this magical wintery fairy tale for the holiday season!

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for young dancers

Afternoon & Evening Performances at Stage West, Herberger Theater Center:

Saturdays, Dec. 2, 9, 16, 2017 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Sundays, Dec. 3, 10, 17, 2017 at 2:00 pm and 5:00 pm.

Regular-$28.00
Seniors-$23.00
Students-$14.00

Lunch Time Dance Theater Performance at Stage West, Herberger Theater Center:

Fridays, Dec. 8 and 15, 2017, at 12:10 pm

$7 Admission

Audience members can bring or buy lunch

Snow Queen

Shakespeare at the Herberger 3

Center Dance Ensemble explores the psychological and poetic genius of Shakespeare in this evening program. Created by Artistic Director Fran Cohen and featuring Emilio Minto as “Othello” and D. Daniel Hollingshead as the conniving “Iago,” Shakespeare at The Herberger reveals the darkness and havoc that unfold from the evil machinations of the classic puppet master.   Rounding out the program will be several mesmerizing pieces based on Shakespeare’s sonnets, choreographed by Assistant Artistic Director, Diane McNeal Hunt.

Afternoon & Evening Performances at Stage West, Herberger Theater Center:

 Friday, and Saturday, March 2 and 3, 2018, at 7:30 pm
Sunday, March 4 , 2018, at 5:00 pm.

Regular-$28.00
Seniors-$23.00
Students-$14.00

Lunch Time Dance Theater Performances at Stage West, Herberger Theater Center:

 Friday, March 2, 2018, at 12:10 pm

$7 Admission

Audience members can bring or buy lunch

Snow Queen

Fantasies and Fairy Tales presents:

Cinderella Rock!

The classic fairy tale retold with a modern beat for children ages 4-10.

Afternoon Performances at Stage West, Herberger Theater Center:

Saturday and Sunday, March 3 and 4, 2018, at 2:00 pm
Adults: $10.00
Children/Students: $5.00

American Voices

American Voices

Center Dance Ensemble delivers a powerful experience as performers find the exquisite connection between movement and words.  Held in celebration of National Poetry Month, American Voices features works inspired by American poets and choreographed by Center Dance Ensemble dancers.  The performances also include works by Dance Theater West’s Storybook Dance Theater and readings by finalists from the Poetry Out Loud regional competition, the national recitation contest for high-school poets.

Afternoon & Evening Performances in the Kax Theatre, Herberger Theater Center:

Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 2:00 pm and 5:00 pm

$16.00 for adults
13.00 for seniors
$10.00 for students

Lunch Time Dance Theater Performances in the Kax Theatre:

Wednesday and Thursday, April 18 and 19, 2017

$7 Admission

Audience members can bring or buy lunch

Order your tickets today: 602-252-8497 or go online to The Herberger Theater Center site*

*Please note that additional fees apply when ordering online for all performances.

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