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Music and dance come together for “The Art of Exchange” in the UK from February 11-13

LEXINGTON, Kentucky (February 8, 2022) — In the spirit of artistic collaboration, the Department of Theater and Dance at the University of Kentucky and the UK School of Music have partnered to create a unique performance experience, on the stage of the concert hall of the Singletary Center this weekend.

“The Art of Exchange: Collaborative Concert of Music and Dance” will take place from February 11 to 13. The show will feature a host of live music and dance performances – ranging from big band, baroque, choral, electronic and percussion music and everything from modern, jazz, hip-hop and classical dance styles . The concert fosters a deeper relationship between faculty and students in the School of Music and the Department of Theater and Dance; a truly outstanding performance that audiences don’t want to miss.

“Over the years, the School of Music and the Department of Theater and Dance have loved working together to share our creations with the public,” said Susie Thiel, Director of Dance for the Department of Theater and Dance. “In the past, there have been extraordinary collaborations ranging from percussion performance for theatrical productions, trombone and dance concert, dance choreography presented for opera theater and choral ensembles, as well as our musical theater certificate. We look forward to highlighting these collaborations at a concert.

Teachers, students, and guest choreographers design unique dances in traditional and modern styles, paired with musicians performing live jazz, choir, percussion, and avant-garde accompaniment.

Highlights of the collaboration include guest choreographer, Diana Evans, choreographing a Motown-inspired performance featuring Paws and Listen, and the acoUstiKats, led by School of Music Director of Ensembles, Beth Wilson. Natasha Davis, guest choreographer from Morehead State University, has created an African dance performance called “The Spirit of Africa”, inspired by the African proverb “When you dance, you speak the language that the whole world understand”.

Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, February 11 and Saturday, February 12. A Q&A session will follow the February 12 performance. A 2 p.m. matinee will take place on Sunday, February 13.

To celebrate this special collaboration between the UK School of Music and the Department of Theater and Dance, a special “buy one, get one free” ticket is being offered for the opening night performance. Friday, February 11. Tickets are available at: https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/8310920/the-art-of-exchangemusic-and-dance…

To redeem, select your seats from the available options and select the price type “BOGO Adult” or “BOGO Student” and add tickets to your basket. This promotion is valid for two tickets per person and can be used in addition to the purchase of other adult or student tickets. Tickets are delivered by email and can be presented digitally on a smartphone or printed on your home printer.

For more information visit the UK Department of Theater and the dance and the UK School of Music websites.