EISENHOWER DANCE: THE LIGHT SHOW! Part of the Dance at Wharton Center Series
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Posted by: Michelle Rahl
EISENHOWER DANCE: THE LIGHT SHOW
Part of the Dance at Wharton Center Series
Date/Time: Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Location: Cobb Great Hall
Tickets: From $20 ● Plus applicable fees
MSU Student tickets available for $15
Ticket Office: whartoncenter.com
517.432.2000 or 1.800.WHARTON
EAST LANSING, Mich. ― Eisenhower Dance is a nationally-touring contemporary dance company based in metropolitan Detroit. With support from co-commissioners, the Wharton Center (East Lansing, MI) and the Detroit Opera House (Detroit, MI), Eisenhower Dance mounted a special production, entitled THE LIGHT SHOW. EISENHOWER DANCE: THE LIGHT SHOW, part of the Dance at Wharton Center series, will be featured on Thursday, October 30 in the Cobb Great Hall. Tickets are available online at whartoncenter.com, at the Auto-Owners Insurance Ticket Office, or by calling 1-800-WHARTON.
THE LIGHT SHOW cleverly pairs four choreographers with five lighting designers. The result is five dances where the central focus of the work utilizes unique lighting design and equipment. The dancers’ movement was developed in tandem with the varying light treatments, which created breathtaking images that reflect on lifeand human relationships. “My goal was to develop a diverse evening that includes a range of choreographic styles, from drama and passion to comedy and light-hearted works,” states Laurie Eisenhower, Artistic Director.
“The designers all have tremendous experience in dance lighting and have created some amazing work. Rather than bringing the designer in after the dance was choreographed, it was fun to let them be such an integral part of the creative process.”
Considered one of the finest dance repertory ensembles in the nation, EISENHOWER DANCE is dedicated to the performance of a diverse range of works by both established and emerging choreographers; the choreographer and designers for THE LIGHT SHOW are from different regions all across the country. THE LIGHT SHOW includes a free insight preview 45 minutes prior to the show as well as a post-show question and answer session with the dancers and creative team, allowing audience members to interact and exchange feedback with the artists.
For high-resolution images of EISENHOWER DANCE: THE LIGHT SHOW, visit whartoncentermedia.com.
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EISENHOWER DANCE: THE LIGHT SHOW is presented in partnership with Comprehensive Psychological Services, P.C. Wharton Center commission underwritten in part by the William Wright Endowment Fund for New Works.