Topic: College of Fine Arts

December 1, 2015

Best of Ball State Dance Theatre: Past and Present
Best of Ball State Dance Theatre: Past and Present

Audiences of all ages will enjoy a variety of iconic dance performances from the past as well as innovative work from the present as part of Ball State University’s “Best of Ball State Dance Theatre: Past and Present.” The production comes to the University Theatre stage at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10-12, with a matinee at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 13.

“Our goals are always to highlight the strengths and unique talents of the dance majors while also seeking personal artistic fulfillment,” said Audra Sokol, director of Ball State's dance program and associate professor of dance.

Works in the production have been performed in venues across the nation, Sokol said. For example, the piece titled “…and she was perfect.” was featured at the National College Dance Festival in New York City in 2008.

Choreographers have incorporated an array of styles in the pieces, including jazz, modern, tap and ballet.

Tickets for “Best of Ball State Dance Theatre: Past and Present” are $15 for the general public, $14 for faculty and staff, $13 for senior citizens and $12 for students. They are available from the University Theatre Box Office , which is open from noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, contact the box office at 765-285-8749 or visit