EDINBURG - The University of Texas-Pan American Dance Ensemble will present its Spring Dance Concert on Friday, March 5 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, March 6, at 2 p.m. in the Fine Arts Auditorium.
This year's concert will feature five dance works, including two premiers and a dance set by a guest artist.
The concert will open with "Dark Birds," the evening's first premier, a fluid, multi-layered work set to a score by renowned contemporary composer Philip Glass.
The next dance work will be "Screaming Darkness," first danced in 1998, with music by the Cranberries. The first half of the concert will conclude with a reconstruction of "Solstice," an evocative work performed to music by Enya.
The second half of the program will begin with the second premier of the concert, "Earthshine," a solo dance set to popular music, including tunes recorded by Frank Sinatra and Judy Collins.
The concert will conclude with a work by guest artist Dr. Ann Shea of Atlanta, Ga., entitled "Songs of the Spirit," an inspirational and uplifting dance that celebrates the richness and variety of devotional music.
Admission for the concert will be $5 in advance and $7 at the door. Tickets are available the Edinburg Chamber of Commerce and will also be on sale one hour before each performance. The house will open 30 minutes before curtain time.
For more information on the UTPA Dance Ensemble, contact the company's artistic director, Laura Grabowski, at 956/381-2315.