Performing arts presents ‘Wichita Contemporary Dance Theatre’ concert

The School of Performing Arts’ dance program will presents the Wichita Contemporary Dance Theatre (WCDT) concert at the Wilner Auditorium at the following times and dates:

  • 7:30 p.m.: Friday, April 28-April 29
  • 2 p.m.: Sunday, April 30

Tickets are available at no additional charge to Wichita State students with a Shocker ID, $18 for seniors, military and WSU faculty and staff, $20 for adults, and $10 for children and students.

WCDT’s repertoire concert includes the works of faculty members Cheyla Clawson Chandler, Denise Celestin, Nick Johnson, Sabrina Vasquez and international guest artist Charlotte Boye-Christensen. Chandler will restage the work, “Logged in and Buffering,” an abstraction of the challenges of relationship and community-building in the age of social media and technology. Johnson will present his mime ensemble, “Angels Rising,” that explores the often lethal competitive nature of humanity from the beginning of times until after death in “Angel’s Rising.” Celestin’s work, “Prelude,” is a poetic and heartfelt tribute to her late mother Lynn Celestin. Vasquez will present her new work, “seenUnseen,” an abstract exploration of being seen by others and oneself. Charlotte Boye-Christensen’s dance film, “The Wanderer,” was inspired by poetic and sometime strange visits to Prairie pines and Field of Screams. “The Wanderer” is in collaboration with Shocker Studios and musician Dr. Kevin Harrison.