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    Jaw-Drop Moment: These Stunning Photos Will Build Your Excitement for SMU’s Fall Dance Concert

    There will be three exciting contemporary works, including newly created pieces by Complexions Ballet co-founders Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson and by Associate Professor Christopher Dolder, at the SMU Meadows School of the Arts’ Fall Dance Concert, November 8-12 in the Bob Hope Theatre at SMU. The program opens with Dolder’s new version of Bolero, set to a London Symphony recording of Ravel’s famous work.

From Bollywood to Broadway, How SMU Meadows Dance Alumna Deepa Liegel Found Her Home in New York City

Liegel finished her senior showcase at Meadows on a Sunday, flew out to New York the next day, and spent that Tuesday and Wednesday auditioning with the José Limón Dance Company. (Photo by Allison Armfield) By Kylie Madry (B.A. Journalism, B.A. Political Science ’18) Even at 16, Deepa Liegel knew she wanted to dance with the Mark Morris Dance Group in New York. Now, she’s doing just that — the 24-year-old started her apprenticeship with the dance company in September. “When you find the right company, something just sort of clicks,” Liegel said. “I just felt incredibly at home and I found the place that I wanted to fully give all that I had as a dancer and as an artist.” She always knew New York was in her future.

October 24, 2018|

Jaw-Drop Moment: These Stunning Photos Will Build Your Excitement for SMU’s Fall Dance Concert

There will be three exciting contemporary works, including newly created pieces by Complexions Ballet co-founders Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson and by Associate Professor Christopher Dolder, at the SMU Meadows School of the Arts’ Fall Dance Concert, November 8-12 in the Bob Hope Theatre at SMU. The program opens with Dolder’s new version of Bolero, set to a London Symphony recording of Ravel’s famous work.

November 8, 2017|

From the Archives: SMU Dance in Close-Up

The SMU Meadows Fall Dance Concert is always a sight to behold. Three contemporary works highlighted the Fall Dance Concert in 2017. With its circular stage space, curving ramps and central spire, Associate Professor Christopher Dolder’s new version of Bolero was equal parts architectural art and bio-mechanical physics experiment. The interactive set and video-projected imagery compel the dancers to accelerate, ascend and literally vault into space in feats of virtuosic toroidal motion. 

October 24, 2017|