Acclaimed dance educator Elizabeth Rhodes joins UNT faculty for annual dance concert

Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 15:47

What: DANCE DANCE DANCE, the annual Department of Dance and Theatre faculty dance concert with students, alumni and acclaimed dance educator Elizabeth Rhodes

When: 8 p.m. on Feb. 6, 7 and 8 and 2 p.m. on Feb. 9

Where: University Theatre, in the RTFP building

Tickets: $10 adults; $7.50 UNT faculty and staff, UNT students with valid ID and seniors. Tickets can be ordered with a credit card over the phone by calling 940-565-2428 or Metro 817-267-3731 ext. 2428. The box office is located in the RTFP building in the first floor lobby of the University Theatre (room 104). The box office accepts cash, checks and credit cards.

DENTON (UNT), Texas — This year’s Department of Dance and Theatre faculty dance concert, Dance Dance Dance, will feature Elizabeth Rhodes, co-director of the Dance Program at Stephen F. Austin State University. Rhodes has performed on Broadway and in international tours. She has won several awards including three Fulbright awards to Panama, Bolivia, and France where she taught jazz and musical theatre dance to conservatory students.  

UNT Department of Dance and Theatre professors will work with Rhodes on their annual dance concert. The concert will feature seven pieces including Fiesta choreographed by Rhodes, and the premiere of Mind Games choreographed by Teresa Cooper, senior dance lecturer at UNT. The Faculty Dance Concert is directed by Professor of Dance Shelley Cushman.

“This concert, powerfully and beautifully performed by our students, features seven very different works full of variety, dynamics, and surprises spanning some current issues,” said Cushman. “We encourage everyone to come and enjoy the concert.”

Performances for DANCE DANCE DANCE are at 8 p.m. Feb. 6, 7 and 8 and at 2 p.m. Feb. 9. Tickets are $10 for adults; $7.50 UNT faculty and staff, UNT students with valid ID and seniors. Tickets can be ordered with a credit card over the phone by calling 940-565-2428 or Metro 817-267-3731 ext. 2428. The box office is located in the RTFP building in the first floor lobby of the University Theatre (room 104). The box office accepts cash, checks and credit cards.

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About Elizabeth Rhodes

Rhodes has performed on Broadway and in international tours.  She is a three-time Fulbright award recipient to Panama, Bolivia, and France where she taught jazz and musical theatre dance.  She has served on the Dance peer review committee for the Council on International Exchange of Scholars and has presented papers at conferences hosted by the Congress on Research in Dance, the National Dance Education Association, and the American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD).  Recognitions include being named the 2000 College/University Dance Educator of the Year by Southern District/AAHPERD, a 2004 Honor Award recipient by the Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, and the 2010 Teaching Excellence Award recipient at the department level of her home institution. She has resided in Nacogdoches, Texas since 1991 where she co-directs the Dance Program at Stephen F. Austin State University.

 

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