ecarte dance theatre to hold spring concert Saturday

Lisa Scott and Tricia Massey will perform in Saturday’s ecarte dance theatre spring concert. (Submitted photo)

DOVER — ecarte dance theatre will present its spring concert at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Education/Humanities Theatre of Delaware State University. The modern dance and contemporary ballet company will premiere 11 works choreographed by artistic director Judith Engelgau, ballet mistress Tricia Massey and three student choreographers.

The novice company, ages 4-12, will perform three pieces to music from Green Day, Jason Mraz, Johann Sebastian Bach, and the soundtrack from the film “Moana”.

Ballet mistress Tricia Massey has choreographed “Safe and Strong,” a modern work for herself, Lisa Scott, and Melani Coles. Three pieces representing the ecarte Young Choreographers Workshop will be presented by Emma Massey, Ruby Rogers and Gabrielle Beish.

The performance features a triad of company pieces honoring the resilient spirit of America that has continued to guide and inspire throughout centuries of unexpected highs and lows. “And Crown Thy Good With Brotherhood” draws from the music of Common, John Legend, and Meshell Ndegeocello. “For Amber Waves” is danced to the contemporary jazz of Brian Blade. Aaron Copland provides the musical backdrop for the more classical “For Spacious Skies”.

ecarte would like to welcome the visually impaired community by presenting a Sensory Seminar prior to the performance. All those interested in participating should call 302-674-4689 for further information.

Tickets, $15 adults, $10 students and senior citizens, may be purchased at the box office the evening of the performance. Group discount rates are available with prior request.

 

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