posted April 2, 2012

IDT to Present Dance Concerts April 12 through 14

IDT will present its annual dance concert at Hope College on Thursday-Saturday, April 12-14, at 8 p.m. at the Knickerbocker Theatre in downtown Holland.

IDT (InSync Dance Theatre), is directed by Amanda Smith-Heynen, and is also a resident company of Hope College.

IDT’s performance will include pieces by three guest choreographers. One is contemporary tap choreographed by Diane Gudat, who is a nationally recognized master teacher, choreographer and adjudicator.  Another is by Crystal Frasier, who is a new faculty member in the department of dance and a company member for Rennie Harris Puremovement, who has choreographed a hip hop piece and an Afro-fusion piece.  Another is by Dorrell Martin, who is the founder of Joffrey Jazz and is a past guest teacher for Hope, who choreographed a contemporary jazz piece titled “Electric Counterpoint.”

This year IDT is also presenting a contemporary ballet called “Passage” and a “Jazz Through the Ages” piece, both choreographed by Amanda Smith-Heynen. In addition, Molly Vass, a Hope senior from Valparaiso, Ind.., who has been a member of IDT for the last three years, is choreographing a tap piece titled “Listen.”

Also for the program, IDT is bringing back from last year Smith’s piece titled “Shout and Feel It,” with music by Count Basie. It is a “buck and wing”-style tap piece, harkening to the roots of tap.

Tickets are on sale at the ticket office in the main lobby of the DeVos Fieldhouse, and cost $10 for regular admission; $7 for senior citizens, faculty and staff; and $5 for students.  The ticket office is open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and can be called at (616) 395-7890.

Tickets will also be available at the Knickerbocker Theatre on performance nights directly preceding the performance time.

The DeVos Fieldhouse is located at 222 Fairbanks Ave., between Ninth and 11th streets.  The Knickerbocker Theatre is located at 86 E. Eighth St.