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IDT will present its annual dance concert at Hope College on Friday-Saturday, April 12-13, at 8 p.m. at the Knickerbocker Theatre in downtown Holland.
IDT (InSync Dance Theatre), under the new direction of faculty members Matthew Farmer and associate director Crystal Frazier, is a resident company of Hope College.
IDT’s performance will include pieces by two guest choreographers. “Carnival Latin America,” choreographed by Sharon Wong, will suit fans of classic jazz dance because it is rooted in historic jazz vernacular. The second guest work is by Kristen Farmer, who choreographed a contemporary jazz piece to music by Amy Winehouse.
This year IDT is also presenting an Afro-Fusion piece titled “Soul Travelin’” and a tap “Michael Jackson Tribute,” both choreographed by Crystal Frazier. In “Soul Travelin’” the dancers will journey through a safari, finding themselves and their surroundings. The “Michael Jackson Tribute” will be a classic, high-energy piece set in the 1950s era.
Two more pieces, choreographed by Matthew Farmer, titled “Mujeres Noches” and “Tempo Water,” join this year’s program. “Mujeres Noches” is a high-energy piece set in Argentina in the 1960s. “Tempo Water” is a jazz rendition of the southern baptism rituals of the 1920s that was inspired by the movie, “Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?”
Tickets for the concerts 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 are also available online at https://tickets.hope.edu/ticketing/.
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.