It is now official, I will retire from the Division of Dance at SMU following the completion of the spring 2018 semester. In March of 2018, I will be 70 and begin taking my Social Security benefits. I will still do freelance teaching and choreography, but leave the rigors of being full-time faculty behind. The division has agreed to present a mini-retrospective of my work on the spring Hope concert. The Zenon Dance Company will travel to Dallas and perform as guests along with the wonderful SMU dance majors. There will be two programs, each having SMU and Zenon dancers. Zenon will perform Ezekiel’s Wheel, Song Awakened, and the swing duet Merry-Go-Round. SMU will be represented by Swing Concerto, In the City, Scene Unseen (Ellington/Strayhorn) duet), and Points on a Curve. Mariusz Olszewski will reconstruct Points on a Curve during a creative residency. This is very exciting. I will write a separate post about the process of putting this concert together.