Jessica Lang Dance to be Performed at Schaefer Center this Wednesday

Published Monday, February 6, 2017 at 11:05 am
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Appalachian State University’s series, “The Schaefer Center Presents,” continues its 2016-17 season with a performance by Jessica Lang Dance on Wednesday, Feb. 87 p.m. at the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts. Founded by world renowned choreographer Jessica Lang in 2011, Jessica Lang Dance’s work is a brilliant blend of dance and visual art. Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for faculty/staff and retired faculty/staff and $10 for students. For more information, call the Schaefer Center Box Office at 800-841-ARTS (2787) or 828-262-4046, or visit http://theschaefercenter.org/.
 
New York-based Jessica Lang Dance is known for repertoire rich with stunning movement and dynamic visuals that transforms classical ballet into emotionally engaging contemporary work. Hailed “a master of visual composition” by Dance Magazine, the Bessie Award-winning Jessica Lang choreographs to enrich and inspire audiences by immersing them in the beauty of movement and music.
 
The evening will open with Lang’s 2012 geometric piece “Lines Cubed.” Next on the program is “Mendelssohn/Incomplete” followed by an emotional duet, “Among the Stars,” closing the first half of the program. The second half of the program begins with Lang’s iconic piece “The Calling,” performed by a single dancer in a remarkable white gown. Closing the program is “Thousand Yard Stare,” in which Lang addresses the theme of war.
 
Press Quotes
“Lang has a gift for conveying emotion with exquisite simplicity.” – Washington Post
 
“What makes Lang’s work groundbreaking is that she hasn’t just discovered some clever effects – she meticulously choreographs these on-screen interactions so expertly that we feel we are no longer watching film, or dance, or dance on film: it’s like a completely new medium.” – Dance Europe Magazine
 
“As a successful female choreographer with a focused and careful vision, Lang continues to push boundaries in dance, crafting subtle art that occasionally verges on “masterpiece.”” – Huffington Post
 
About the Residency
This performance is part of a collaborative project with the South Arts Dance Touring Initiative, involving residency activities by Jessica Lang Dance from Feb. 6 – 8. These activities have been made possible by generous funding support from South Arts, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Company members will hold masterclasses and 
meet with dance students at Appalachian and in community studios. 
 
Tickets
Tickets for these events are on sale now at the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts box office and online at http://theschaefercenter.org.  The Office of Arts & Cultural Programs is committed to affordable ticket prices, with prices for all events ranging from $10-$30.  A faculty/staff and retired faculty/staff discount is available when tickets are purchased over the phone or at the box office. To purchase tickets, call or visit the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts Box Office at 828-262-4046 or go online at http://theschaefercenter.org.
 
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