Posted: 11/17/22

TAMIU Fall Dance Concerts Take Stage


Fall Dance Concert dancer

Enjoy an exciting evening of performances by Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) dance students during their annual Fall Dance Concerts Friday, Nov. 18, and Saturday, Nov. 19, at 8 p.m. in the Center for the Fine and Performing Arts Theatre.

Admission to the concert is free and open to the public. Donations to support the TAMIU Dance program will be accepted at the door. 

The concerts celebrate the talents of dance students and will feature a diverse repertoire of dances from Ballet Folklórico and Contemporary Dance genres.

“Our Dance concerts showcase the choreography of both faculty and students. This is a wonderful opportunity for the community to see the exciting work we are doing in our growing Dance program. If you have never taken a Dance course before, you are sure to want to after seeing our students on stage,” said Tim Rubel, assistant professor of Dance and choreographer. 

Performance highlights feature members of the University’s Dance Performance Workshop, a student organization focusing on Dance choreography and mentorship opportunities alongside Dance faculty members. A solo piece by student Marla Muñoz from the University’s Concert Choreography course will also be performed. 

Additional highlights include a performance titled “The Moon Reflected in the East Sea (Excerpt),” which is a collaborative research endeavor by the University’s assistant professor of Dance Jee Eun Ahn and Seyong Kim, assistant professor at Western Michigan University. The Korean contemporary performance was crafted to commemorate So-Nyeo-Sang, or Statue of Peace, in Korea.  

Prior to the Dance concerts, a Contemporary Dance Workshop by University Dance faculty members Jee Ahn and Tim Rubel will be held Friday, Nov. 18, from 5:15 – 6:15 p.m. at the Center for the Fine and Performing Arts on the theater stage. The Workshop serves as a glimpse of what incoming and future students at the University can expect when registering for Dance courses. 

Starting in February - April 2023, the TAMIU Dance faculty will host a day of Dance workshops on the first Saturday of each month. Participants will take classes in Contemporary Ballet, Modern Dance, Ballet Folklórico and Flamenco. Dance Days are ideal for high school seniors or transfer students considering enrolling at the University.  

All levels of Dance training are welcome to attend. Dance Days sessions are scheduled for Feb. 4, Mar. 4 and Apr. 1. A $20 fee is required per session and students are required to attend the entire session. 

The University currently offers a minor in Dance. Students can take courses in several genres and are also required to enroll in courses in improvisation, Dance history, concert choreography and Dance conditioning.

For more information on Dance classes at the University, visit https://go.tamiu.edu/dance

For additional information, contact Jee Eun Ahn at 956.326.2654 or email JeeEun.Ahn@tamiu.edu, or contact Tim Rubel at 956.326.2625 or email timothy.rubel@tamiu.edu.

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