Tricks and Treats: A Halloween Spooktacular Premieres October 28th-29th!

file-page1Flatlands Dance Theatre invites you to experience a one of a kind show guaranteed to leave you shaking in your boots! The talented artists of FDT will present seven original dance works celebrating our favorite holiday – Halloween! Some dances are boo-tiful, some are fang-tastic, some are wicked, and some are just plain fun! Come dressed in your best costume for the chance to win great prizes in our costume contest! Prepare for a ghoulishly delightful evening of dance! Tricks and Treats will be presented on Friday, October 28th and Saturday, October 29th at 8:00 pm in the Firehouse Theatre at LHUCA (511 Avenue K). Ticket prices include a $3 Select-a-seat surcharge, and are $25 general admission and $15 for seniors, children, and students with ID. Tickets can be purchased online at www.selectaseatlubbock.com or by calling Select-A-Seat at (806) 770-2000. A cash bar will be made available for the evening shows.

Keep an eye out for more information on our website and Facebook page about our inaugural Family Matinee taking place on Saturday, October 29th at 10:00 am in the Firehouse Theatre! Family-friendly excerpts of our full show and fun children’s activities will offer families a ghoulishly delightful experience!

Choreographers: Ali Duffy, Valerie Hill, Sarah Mondle, Kris Olson, Kyla Olson, Allison Pelham, and Rachel Ure

Performers: Katie Cowley-Reed, Amiee Dixon, Ali Duffy, Hannah Dunn, Sarah Estrada, Courtney Ferguson, Erika Gonzalez, Allison Jones, Leslie Gomez, Sarah Mondle, Kris Olson, Kyla Olson, Allison Pelham, Megan Reyna, Molly Roberts, Morgan Smith, Shawnee Swann, Jackie Voller, and Breana Young

For more information, contact Artistic Director Ali Duffy at ali@flatlandsdance.org.

This production is made possible by the generous support of the J.T. & Margaret Talkington Charitable Foundation, the Helen Jones Foundation, the CH Foundation, Maxine Durrett Earl Charitable Foundation, and Diekemper Family Foundation.

Announcement: FDT 2016-2017 Company & Apprentice Company Audition

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FDT presents Lines and Light: An Evening of Dance & Visual Arts

fdt bannerFlatlands Dance Theatre invites you to experience the beauty and innovation of Lines and Light: An Evening of Dance and Visual Arts. Drawing on images, textures, colors, and patterns of the visual arts, the choreographers and dancers of FDT will “paint” unique collaborative scenes through contemporary dance. For the first time, FDT has commissioned two nationally renowned guest choreographers, Sarah Arnett from Valdosta, Georgia and Brooklyn Draper from Salt Lake City, Utah, from a competitive adjudication process. Their stunning works will be premiered alongside those of local professional choreographers in collaboration with regional visual artists. Lines and Light will be presented on Saturday, April 2nd at 8:00 pm and Sunday, April 3rd at 2:00 pm in the Firehouse Theatre at LHUCA (511 Avenue K). Ticket prices include a $3 Select-a-seat surcharge, and are $25 general admission and $15 for seniors, children, and students with ID. Tickets can be purchased online at www.selectaseatlubbock.com or by calling Select-A-Seat at (806) 770-2000. A cash bar will be made available for the Saturday evening show.

For more information, contact Artistic Director Ali Duffy at ali@flatlandsdance.org.

This production is made possible by the generous support of the J.T. & Margaret Talkington Charitable Foundation, the Helen Jones Foundation, the CH Foundation, Maxine Durrett Earl Charitable Foundation, and Diekemper Family Foundation.

2016-2017 Company and Apprentice Audition

Flatlands Dance Theatre seeks professional contemporary dancers and student dancers to perform with the company and apprentice company in our 2016-2017 season. The company and apprentice audition will take place on Saturday, April 30th from 1-3 pm in Creative Movement Studio 101 on the Texas Tech University campus. Auditioning dancers will learn and perform 2-3 advanced movement phrases and may be asked to improvise and vocalize as well.

FDT’s 2016-2017 season will include a Halloween-themed production in October, 2016, a spring 2017 production that features audience participation in the form of a sing-a-long to famous movie music, an interdisciplinary site-specific project with visual artists and scientists, and several performances on the First Friday Art Trail. Please contact Artistic Director Ali Duffy with any questions or conflicts: ali@flatlandsdance.org

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Guest Artist Residencies in January!

We’re thrilled to welcome two fantastic guest choreographers to FDT in January, 2016! Sarah Arnett will be in residence with the company setting her work Habit of Change January 14-18. Brooklyn Draper will be in residence with the company January 21-25 setting her work Bon a Tirer on FDT. They will offer master classes to the public while in town, so check our social media sites for more info. on these amazing upcoming opportunities to move with us! Here is some more information about our guest artists:

1274751_10101068523312689_613838394_oBrooklyn Draper received her BA Cum Laude in Dance and a minor in Anthropology. Furthermore, in 2012 she received a Post-Graduate degree from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance in London, UK. She has had the honor to perform both in China and the UK and to work with professionals such as The Martha Graham Dance Company, Sonia Rafferty, Hagit Yakira, Gary Lambert, Eric Handman and most recently Lesley Telford. Along with Wasatch Contemporary Dance Company, Brooklyn has also professionally danced with Co.da, Porridge for Goldilocks, Triptych Figures and various freelance project-based works.
Brooklyn’s choreographic work has been shown through WCDC, Mudson, Artist Interrupted, Beijing Dance Academy, Bonnie Bird Theater in London, UK, and the Rose Wagner. Brooklyn is currently receiving her IMS certificate along with RSMT/RSME and will be attending the University of Utah’s MFA Dance Program in the Fall of 2016. Brooklyn is currently a freelance dancer, choreographer and teacher.

 
Sarah Arnett

Sarah Wildes Arnett is the Founder/Artistic Director of SWADanceCollective and Assistant Professor of Dance at Valdosta State University in Georgia. She received a Master of Fine Arts in Dance Choreography at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a Bachelor of Arts in American Studies from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. Sarah’s interests are interdisciplinary as she enjoys integrating her talents in film-making, photography and music composition into her choreography while also expanding boundaries of genre and style. She continues to perform professionally with various companies and artists in the southeast, including regular appearances with Peach State Summer Theatre.

FDT presents TX Music Icons: A Rockin’ Evening of Dance, October 23-24 @8 in the Firehouse Theatre!

Flatlands%20Spring%20InstagramFlatlands Dance Theatre is rockin’ and rollin’ this fall! FDT inaugurates its sixth season with a show guaranteed to get your feet tapping and your hands clapping! Homegrown music from the rock, pop, and country music icons of Texas will be performed live by local musicians alongside dynamic dance performances from the dancers of FDT. Guest artist/scholar Roger Landes joins the company to narrate excerpts of the history of rock and roll music in Texas and beyond. Texas Music Icons will be presented on Friday, October 23rd & Saturday, October 24th at 8:00 pm in the Firehouse Theatre at LHUCA (511 Avenue K). Ticket prices include a $3 Select-a-seat surcharge, and are $20 general admission and $12 for seniors, children, and students with ID. Tickets can be purchased online at www.selectaseatlubbock.com or by calling Select-A-Seat at (806) 770-2000.

Company Member and Apprentice Audition April 26th, 1:00-3:00pm in CMS 101

FDT COMPANY MEMBER & APPRENTICE AUDITION!
Sunday, April 26, 2015
1:00-3:00 pm
Creative Movement Studio 101 at Texas Tech University

Flatlands Dance Theatre is looking for 2-3 experienced contemporary dancers to perform with the company in our 2015-2016 season as well as student apprentices to shadow company members and administrative staff, and possibly perform with the company. (If you are a current student, please audition for the Apprentice Company.)
Auditioning dancers will learn and perform 2-3 short, contemporary movement phrases at the audition. Auditioning dancers will also fill out some informational paperwork. Please bring calendars in case they need to be referenced them for scheduling
Contact Artistic Director Ali Duffy at ali@flatlandsdance.org with any questions about the company, apprenticeships, or the audition process.

Flatlands Dance Theatre produces two-part ‘Wanderlust’ | Lubbock Online | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Flatlands Dance Theatre produces two-part ‘Wanderlust’ | Lubbock Online | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.

FDT presents Wanderlust: Think Globally, Dance Locally, April 10-11 in the Firehouse Theatre!

Wanderlust%20Poster%20ArtFlatlands Dance Theatre is excited to present Wanderlust: Think Globally, Dance Locally, a dance concert in two acts that focuses on ideas such as travel, adventure, history, spirituality, and human connections. The performance features the choreography of guest artists Sarah Gamblin and the Big Rig Dance Collective and compositions by guest artist Curtis Peoples. Live music will provide dynamic environments and projected digital images will offer a backdrop for innovative contemporary dance. Wanderlust will be presented on Friday, April 10th and Saturday, April 11th, 2015 at 8:00 pm in the Firehouse Theatre at LHUCA. Ticket prices include a $3 Select-a-seat surcharge, and are $20 general admission and $12 for seniors, children, and students with ID. Tickets can be purchased online at www.selectaseatlubbock.com or by calling Select-A-Seat at (806) 770-2000.

Acts of Absence is a work of dance/music and digital media performance that explores the desire for connection in a world defined by vastness. Just like an open prairie, which can be so quiet that minute details of the landscape emerge, but then can suddenly shift into an overwhelming and unstable place, this work presents a wide range of physicalities and psychological locations. Choreographed by guest artists Sarah Gamblin and the Big Rig Dance Collective, the cluster of dance works within the frame of Acts of Absence, range from sparse and subtle to overwhelmingly athletic and are united by the physical imagery of absence, sudden change and the often unmet need to connect. The ever adventurous and award winning Fort Worth musical group Momentary Gamelan Ensemble provide rich accompaniment ranging from the almost silent to the raucous to the untenable.

Nivedita is a work of dance and music inspired by the story of educator and social worker Sister Nivedita, her lifetime of explorations through Ireland and India, and the resultant spiritual journey that accompanied her travels. Original compositions by Curtis Peoples provide varying landscapes through which dance choreographed by Ali Duffy, Sarah Mondle, Kyla Olson, and Rachel Ure is interwoven. Special guest choreographer Katrina Hinds and young dancers from Christ in the Arts school will join the company for interludes of Celtic dance.

For more information, contact Artistic Director Ali Duffy at ali@flatlandsdance.org.

This production is made possible by the generous support of the CH Foundation, Helen Jones Foundation and the J.T. & Margaret Talkington Charitable Foundation.

This Spring, We Feature Guest Artists Sarah Gamblin & The Big Rig Dance Collective!

sarah%20swirl%20002-2 Scroggins%202%202013-2Sarah Gamblin, Associate Professor of Dance, was a member of Bebe Miller Company from 1993-2000 and Bill Young and Dancers from 1996-99 and toured various cities in South Africa, Portugal, Poland, St. Petersburg, Russia, Estonia, Peru and Venezuela as well as numerous cities in the US. In 2000 she earned the MFA in Dance from the University of Washington. In Seattle she performed with Rob Kitsos, Lingo dancetheater and Amii Le Gendre. Gamblin joined the dance faculty at Texas Woman’s University in 2002 where she teaches modern technique, composition, choreography, improvisation, experiential anatomy and in 2006 founded Dance Lab, a student performing group devoted to improvisation in the dance making process and performance. As an independent choreographer/performer her work has been produced by the Fort Worth Dance Festival, the Out of the Loop Festival, the Houston Fringe Festival, the Cultivate Dance Festival in Bethlehem, New Hampshire, the New Genre Festival in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Seattle Festival of Dance and Improvisation, Bates Dance Festival, Bard College, the University of Washington, The Northwest New Works Festival at On the Boards and in New York City at the Flea Theater, Hundred Grand and Dia Center for the Arts. She has set original choreography on Mam-Luft Company/Dance of Cincinnati, OH, the University of Montana, the University of Wyoming, Lyons/Nelson Dance Company, Perpetual Motion Dance Company, University of South Florida , Texas Christian University and the University of Montana. She has also set Bebe Miller Company repertory on dance groups from the University of Hawai’i and University of North Texas.

Big Rig Dance Collective:

http://www.bigrigdance.org

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