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K-State students and faculty present 'Shifting Landscapes, Winter Dance Concert '23'

Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2023

Shifting Landscapes

"Shifting Landscapes, Winter Dance Concert '23" from K-State's School of Music, Theatre, and Dance will be at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 9 and 10 and at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 11 at Mark A. Chapman Theatre. Tickets can be purchased online. | Download this photo.



MANHATTAN — Kansas State University's School of Music, Theatre, and Dance presents "Shifting Landscapes, Winter Dance Concert '23" at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 9 and 10 and at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 11 at Mark A. Chapman Theatre.

The concert features choreography, lighting, costume design, American Sign Language consultation and performances from K-State students and faculty. Tickets can be purchased online.

Kate Digby, associate professor and associate director for dance, choreographed "The Sylphs at Duck Swamp," a quirky and vigorous modern dance work set to a portion of Frederic Chopin's score for the well-known ballet "Les Sylphides." In this performance, classical lines collide with silly romps as eight oddball birds try to take flight.

Digby also choreographed "Warp & Woof," a light-hearted duet about love and ego, friendship and competition, and a celebration of the virtuosic in the mundane.

Stephen Loch, teaching assistant professor of dance, choreographed "Parallel Universe" and "PlastiCity," a contemporary dance piece that transports the audience to a dystopian future where humanity's need for convenience has led to catastrophic environmental consequences.

Julie L. Pentz, professor of dance, choreographed "This and That," a light-hearted tap dance, and "Be Stop Listen Go Yes," a new jazz dance work that is part of a collaboration with Sabrina Handy, master's student in theatre and American Sign Language teacher.

The following K-State students are dancers in "Shifting Landscapes, Winter Dance Concert '23":

Kabreyan Anderson, freshman in environmental design, Abilene; Haylee Nicholas, junior in architectural engineering, Andale; Naliya Contreras, junior in theatre, Chapman; Olivia Buddy, freshman in advertising and public relations, Dodge City; Emily Reed, freshman in music education, Derby; Kieran Boeger, freshman in psychology, Gypsum; Abbie Bryan, sophomore in biology, Hutchinson; Sophia Baskerville, senior in sports nutrition, Junction City; Sarah Lauber, junior in animal sciences and industry, Lansing; Jae Seefeldt, junior in music education, Leavenworth; Caroline Humphrey, sophomore in elementary education, Leawood; Makenna Anderson, sophomore in environmental science; Louisburg.

From Manhattan: Emily Ashmore, freshman in open option; Alyx Glessner, sophomore in sociology; Bella Stearns, sophomore in athletic training; and Don Tucker, senior in English.

Riley Chrisler, junior in elementary education, Oakley; Grace Lucas, freshman in psychology, Olathe; Abbey Griffin, junior in nutrition and health, and Margot McClain, sophomore in elementary education, both from Overland Park; Keat Robinson, junior in biology, Salina; Sophia Livingston, freshman in psychology, and Ella Tow, sophomore in chemistry, both from Shawnee; Ann Stegman, senior in integrative human sciences, Topeka; and Annika Wiebers, senior in agricultural communications and journalism, Wamego.

From out of state: Sami Villasana, junior in geology, Aurora, Colorado; Alex Niemann, junior in biology, Waukee, Iowa; Jacob Rogers, freshman in applied music, Frederick, Maryland; Holland Juell, sophomore in environmental design, Bloomington, Minnesota; Olivia Schwantner, sophomore in animal sciences and industry, House Springs, Missouri; Audrey Henton, senior in dietetics, Kansas City, Missouri; Micah Hensley, freshman in elementary education, Kingston, Missouri; Trinity Cambron, freshman in kinesiology, Lee's Summit, Missouri; Maddie Newham, sophomore in kinesiology, Norborne, Missouri; Colton Stogdil, master's student in architecture, Wright City, Missouri; Madison Hunter, senior in accounting, Aurora, Nebraska; Avery Johnson, junior in biology, Owasso, Oklahoma; and Harleigh Schneider, senior in electrical engineering, Azle, Texas.

From out of the country: Emily Hug De Belmont Brugada, senior in management, Asuncion, Paraguay.

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Abilene, Andale, Chapman, Dodge City, Derby, Gypsum, Hutchinson, Junction City, Lansing, Leavenworth, Leawood, Louisburg, Manhattan, Oakley, Olathe, Overland Park, Salina, Shawnee, Topeka and Wamego, Kansas; Aurora, Colorado; Waukee, Iowa; Frederick, Maryland; Bloomington, Minnesota; House Springs, Kansas City, Kingston, Lee's Summit, Norborne and Wright City, Missouri; Aurora, Nebraska; Owasso, Oklahoma; and Azle, Texas.