UM presents “Dance New Works” in season finale

Photo by William Munoz

The University of Montana School of Theatre & Dance will present the experimental and intimate dance concert “Dance New Works” to audiences in May.

The production marks the season’s second performance in Theatre & Dance’s Studio Series. In the Studio Series, the focus is on the performers and the students’ original choreography.

Produced by UM dance Professor Nicole Bradley Browning, “Dance New Works” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, May 3-5, as well as at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 5, in the Open Space in UM’s Performing Arts and Radio/TV Center.

The final production of the School of Theatre & Dance’s 2017-18 season, “Dance New Works” is an annual showcase in the Dance Program’s intimate home venue, the Open Space, and celebrates emerging choreographers.

The concert features seven new works that range in content and style. Newly declared dance major Kyle Robinson provides a glimpse of young love within the hip-hop vernacular, while junior BFA dance major Katie Conrad bravely transforms the stage into a space dedicated to healing.

Award-winning BFA dance major Logan Prichard charges the stage with a gritty, fierce and sensational new work laden with rich imagery; graduating dance minor Nancy Greger comments on her time as a UM student in her final work, “Commence.” The diversity of work in “Dance New Works” provides the viewer with myriad dance aesthetics and experiences.

“Dance has the power to inform, inspire and impact the viewer,” said Bradley Browning. “The student choreographers and dancers at UM are eager to share art that has the possibility of evoking emotion and provoking reflection.”

The production is general admission only, and tickets cost $9. Tickets are available by calling the UMArts Box Office at 406-243-4581 between noon and 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, or online by following this link.

For more information call Bradley Browning at 406-529-3331 or email