UCM brings dance to the stage with Louder Than Words

Written by Muleskinner Staff

The University of Central Missouri’s Department of Theatre & Dance will present their spring dance concert at 7:30 p.m. March 8 & 9 in the Highlander Theatre.
Louder Than Words is an evening of contemporary dance styles choreographed by the very best of UCM faculty and student choreographers.
Admission is $12 for the general public, $10 for faculty, staff and senior citizens, and $7 for students. Tickets are available at the University of Central Missouri Theatre box office, Wood 128, beginning Monday, March 4. The box office is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Tickets may also be reserved by calling the box office at 660-543-8811 and will be available at the door. Children under the age of five will not be admitted.
Louder Than Words is filled with power and energy, as each piece reflects upon works of American Literature, speech, and historical events. This concert is an opportunity for dance students to expand their journey into artistic expression and stretch dance theatre boundaries in an edgy, inventive and inspired concert by some of today’s most promising young artists.
Louder Than Words is an ensemble of 21 dancers, including Meg Aleshire, Annie Beile, Devin Burns, Kalob Cunningham, Lindsey Freihott, Jasmine Harlan, Ashley Koehn, Natalie Krahenbuhl, Kelly Krasuski, Nellie Maple, Briant Mitchell, Jacinta Mitchell, Alexis Morris, Jill Mott, Brooke Myers, Daniel Parman, Natasha Parsons, Katie Poggemeier, Kelsey Reinsfelder and Nora Wombwell.
The concert showcases the work of seven choreographers, including the Artistic Director Ashley Miller; Meridith Harmon Sauer Guest Artist, Melissa Larson; Students, Annie Beile, Devin Burns, Kalob Cunningham, Natasha Parsons, and features Natalie Krahenbuhl’s Senior Honors Project.
The production staff includes the artistic director, Ashley Miller; Lighting Designers Jeff Peltz, Kirstin Robertson, June Copperfield, Neil Bearden, Erin Townsend, and Mark Jacobsen; Sound Designer, Katie Kucharski; Stage Manager, Erin Townsend; Assistant Stage Manager, Olivia Welch; House Manager, Jerod Harms; Faculty Technical Director, Michael Benson; Costume Designer, Ronnie Chamberlain, Assistant Costume Designer, Brane’y Dickerson; Costume Shop Manager/Draper, Christina Ramos; Master Electrician, Tyler Schyvinck; Run Crew, Kaelyn Whitt; Stitchers, Brandi Campbell, Haley Hrabe, Stephanie Laaker, Courtney Robinson, Hannah Wildschoetz; Public Relations, Jan Glover; Assistant Public Relations, Zachary McGee; Box Office Manager, Krystle Cain; Assistant Box Office Manager, June Copperfield; Photographer, Joseph Drobesko II; Videographer, James Large; Office Professional Colette E. Tilden.
For more information visit the UCM Department of Theatre & Dance’s website at www.ucmo.edu/theatre or call the Theatre Office at 660-543-4020.