UA Little Rock to Host BodyWorks 2022 April 22-24

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock will present a three-night spring dance concert showcasing the professional faculty and students from the Department of Theatre Arts and Dance.

BodyWorks 2022: BARE BONES will be held April 22-24 in the University Theatre in the UA Little Rock Center for Performing Arts. The performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. April 22 and 23 as well as 2:30 p.m. April 24.

The annual spring dance concert will feature two live works as well as the working draft of a new dance film which is the outcome of a collaboration with UA Little Rock Music.

BodyWorks 2022 will include “Place,” choreographed by Stephanie Thibeault, associate professor of dance, with music by Radiohead, arranged and performed by Sybarite 5. Performers include Lillian Berry, Jali Chandler, Savannah Davis, Stephen Glass, Madison Price, Lizzie Schaefer, and Laney Smith.

The second piece is a new dance film “A Boy and a Girl,” directed, filmed, and edited by Stephen Stone, associate professor of dance, with music by Eric Whitacre. Performers Stephen Glass and Bonnie Puska will be joined by the UA Little Rock Chamber Singers.

The third and final performance is “Bare Bones,” choreographed by Stone, Thibeault, and UA Little Rock dance students with music by Pink Floyd, Man in a Shed, Shigeru Umebayashi, Ludovico Einaudi and Daniel Hope, and Haoli Lin and Hai Jin, Meredith Monk, and DeVotchka. Performers include Makayla Allman, Lillian Berry, Alexis Brooks, Jali Chandler, Savannah Davis, Stephen Glass, Madison Price, Elizabeth Schaefer, Morgan Smith, and Kiara Willis.

Don Bolinger, costume shop manager, completed costume design, and Mike Stacks completed lighting design for all the performances.

General admission tickets are $10, while tickets for UA System faculty, staff, and students are $5.

Tickets go on sale April 11 and can be purchased by calling the Department of Theatre Arts and Dance at 501-916-3291 or online at ualr.edu/theatre/events.

For more information, contact Geneva Galloway at gegalloway@ualr.edu.

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