Theatre presents 'Dancing Community: Cultivating Our Roots"

Information for Dance performance Written by Rachele DeLuca | Department of Theatre 

Auburn University’s Department of Theatre annual dance concert invites all students, faculty, staff, and guest artists to come together and create a community through dance. Conceived and directed by Auburn Theatre’s dance instructors, Adrienne Wilson and Jeri Dickey, “Dancing Community: Cultivating Our Roots” will feature the Auburn University Dance Ensemble, along with many guest choreographers’ works. Beginning March 21st and running until March 24th, “Dancing Community: Cultivating Our Roots” will share their experiences on-stage. 

The Department of Theatre continues to celebrate Alabama’s Bicentennial and embraces dance not only from Alabama, but from all over the world. 

“Our dance tribe reaches far and wide to honor and embrace our mentors and colleagues, educators and the creative process, performers and choreographers.” Wilson explained, “Regional, national and international roots and branches connect our dance community in diverse and exciting ways as we create deep and long-lasting connections.”

“Dancing Community: Cultivating Our Roots” brings together a variety of pieces from tap to aerial silks to highlight the lush, diverse lives of those who inhabit this state. 

“Please join us and our guest artists for an evening of dance that explores who we are, where we come from, and who we hope to become,” Wilson said.  
The artistic team for “Dancing Community: Cultivating Our Roots” includes direction and choreography by Jeri Dickey & Adrienne Wilson with guest choreographers 
Michael Groomes, Angie Muzzy, George Staib, Courtney World, and AU student choreographers Connor Dealy, Hannah Fluker, Madison Russell, Sarah-Grace Jones, Elizabeth Weyerman, Hannah Kirby, and Lydia Whitt. Lighting designs by AU students Catherine Pyle, Devin Stevens, Jack Stoffel, and Trevor Turner; and costume design by Tracy Oleinick assisted by AU student Amanda Jernigan. 

The Auburn University Dance Ensemble includes Lindsey Booth, Bobby Coe, Connor Dealy, Hannah Fluker, Jaedyn Forehand, Emma Fox, Caroline George, Sydney Golden, Nyala Hall, Samuel Haupert, Sarah-Grace Jones, Kyndal N. Lawrence, Katie Milbrandt, Patricia Montgomery, Maddie Morrow, Anne Nelson, Olivia Novobilski, Stephanie Papp, Madison Pistoria, Samantha Phillips, Chloe Reilly, Jessi Rogers, Lucy Rogers, Madison Russell, Lexi Scarbrough, Elizabeth Smith, Ebony Strong, Shanelle Valentine, Elizabeth, and Lydia Whitt.

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Talkback Thursdays
To engage in discussion around the performance or learn more about the production, make plans to attend “Talkback Thursday” after the show for a conversation with the director and company members.

●    *Thursday, March 21, at 7:30 p.m.
●    Friday, March 22, at 7:30 p.m.
●    Saturday, March 23, at 7:30 p.m.
●    Sunday, March 24, at 2:30 p.m.

*Talkback Thursday
Ticket Prices:
•    General: $16
•    Senior Citizen: $12
•    Faculty and Staff: $12
•    AU student with ID: Free
•    Non-Auburn University Student: $12
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Box Office Hours:
•    Monday–Friday: 8:00 a.m.–4:45 p.m.
•    On Saturday evening performances: 6 p.m.–8 p.m.
•    On Sunday matinees: 1 p.m.–3 p.m.
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Last Updated: March 14, 2019