Guest Choreographer

Ellie Leonhardt's work, "Migration," from last year's concert. (Photo by Marcelo Carlos)Guest choreographer Bebe Miller will give a free public lecture at UNT in conjunction with this year’s Faculty Dance Concert, which is featuring a re-staging of one of her works. Sarah Gamblin, associate professor of dance at TWU, is in charge of the re-staging of Miller’s "Blessed." UNT dance faculty member Teresa Cooper is the rehearsal director for the piece. Miller will speak from noon to 1 p.m. April 23 in the Business Building, Room 116.

The annual concert also will include choreography from UNT dance faculty — and members of the Initiative for Advanced Research in Technology and the Arts research cluster — Mary Lynn Babcock (’75, ’86 M.A.), Shelley Cushman and Ellie Leonhardt, artistic director. Performances are at 8 p.m. April 29-May 1 and at 2:30 p.m. May 2 in the University Theatre. At a discussion following the April 30 performance, Gamblin will speak about the re-staging process and her experience as a professional dancer in the Bebe Miller Company from 1993 to 2000. This discussion will be moderated by UNT dance faculty member Robin Lakes.

For ticket information, call 940-565-2428 or visit the Dance and Theatre web site. Box office hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.