Purdue Contemporary Dance Company Winter Works

Nancy T. Hansen Theatre in Pao Hall
552 W Wood St., West Lafayette, IN 47906
  • Presented By: Purdue University Division of Dance
  • Dates: 12/8/2023, 12/9/2023
  • Time: Friday, December 8th - 7:30pm & Saturday, December 9th - 2:30pm & 7:30pm
  • Price: $16.00 adults - $12.00 students – $8.00 Child 12 & under
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The Purdue Contemporary Dance Company (PCDC), housed in the Patti and Rusty Rueff School of Design, Art, and Performance in Yue-Kong Pao Hall, presents five new works by three dance faculty, two select student artists and a PCDC Alumni Artist. Faculty and students from the Division of Dance and the Theatre Department collaborate intensively to create original art on the stage, and to prepare students for careers in these performative disciplines. Original movement is created in the studio for each work over the course of the entire semester. All works are accompanied by original music/sound created specifically for these dances by students in the Theatre Department’s Sound Design program in collaboration with choreographers. Rueff School light-design students work with choreographers to design the unique lighting for each work on the Hansen Theatre stage.  This semester the journey of the performance goes from risk taking to processing grief, from humans in relationships to their response to the dark of night, finishing with the interface of humans and technology. While there is no overarching theme to the concert, audience members might find their own thread through the works as they unfold.