BODYWORKS 2018 to showcase student, faculty choreography

Bodyworks 2018

The University of Arkansas Little Rock Department of Theatre Arts and Dance will host its BODYWORKS 2018 spring dance concerts April 19-22 along with a master class for young dancers.

This year’s concert spotlights the work of student choreographers whose work was selected for presentation at the American College Dance Association Conference, as well as faculty and guest artists. The series opens Thursday, April 19, with special guest Ballet Arkansas, featuring the choreography of Michael Fothergill.

A pre-show reception begins at 6:30 p.m. and will be hosted by Friends of the Arts, which provides scholarships to students who major in art, dance, music, and theatre. Guests are invited to stay for a post-show cake and punch reception to meet the choreographers, cast, and crew.

As an added bonus, the Department of Theatre Arts and Dance extends free admission to the opening night performance to anyone who has spent time on or backstage in the University or Haislip Theatres.

Dates and times of performance:

  • Thursday, April 19, 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, April 20, 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 21, 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 22, 2:30 p.m.

On Saturday, April 21, the Department of Theatre Arts and Dance will host a Spring Dance Festival master class from 4-6:30 p.m. for dancers ages 10-24. The $20 registration fee includes classes, dinner, and two tickets to see BODYWORKS that evening. Registration is available online.

All performances will be in the University Theatre in Center for Performing Arts, 5900 University Drive. Get directions.

Tickets are $10 for general admission; $5 for students, students, military, and UA Little Rock faculty and staff. For tickets, call 501-569-3456 or reserve online at

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