Saturday, May 9*
Jacksonville Dance Theatre (JDT), Jacksonville’s critically acclaimed professional modern dance company, presents its 8th annual repertory concert, made possible in part by the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, Florida State Department Division of Cultural Affairs, StageFUND, ruckus, and with generous support from the Florida Theatre.
The show will highlight the range of athletic, entertaining, and eclectic works the company is known for, including a new commission by Dance Magazine’s 25 to watch, Pioneer Winter. Provocative and thoughtful, Winter’s piece, Better, is about acknowledging and facing the unavoidable in life.
A new work investigating climate change by JDT’s creative director and co-founder Tiffany S. Santeiro, The Flowers Are Burning, will also debut at the concert. The work is timely and moving, using dancers to show the distressing natural disasters associated with man-made climate changes, and how that affects our local community.
JDT will honor Tiffany Santeiro (co-founder and creative director) in this annual concert as it will be her final performance with JDT before relocating to North Carolina. Santeiro will perform the compelling solo, Three tasks for 5 minutes each, once a day, 25 days, choreographed by artistic director Rebecca R. Levy, to close the concert.
8 p.m. The Florida Theatre, 128 E. Forsyth St. www.jacksonvilledancetheatre.org.
*Event is subject to cancellation or change due to the Covid19 quarantine implemented in March. Please check with the individual organizations.