Friday, February 7
This year’s Extravaganza is going to be a most unique showcase of the best of Douglas Anderson School of the Arts (DA). This year DA plans to both celebrate the classics and take risks with presenting new material in very new ways. For the first time in Extravaganza history, modern dance will open the show and explore some of the pre-show moments. The Piano Department plans to bring a piece that blends classical and original electronic music and invites several dancers to the creation. The Creative Writing Department is working in tandem with the Fine Arts Department and basing their original writing pieces off of the work of their peers. Ballet is going to tackle this classic form in new and innovative ways with their piece entitled “Amen.” The Instrumental Department will be tackling classic pieces such as “Manha De Carnival,” “Symphony in Riffs,” “Festive Overture,” and “Peter Ilick Tchaikovsky.” Vocal Music will be showcasing all of its most diverse groups. The evening will conclude with a salute to musical theatre. The school’s returning alumnus this year is Abner Ramirez of Johnnyswim. Ramirez graduated from DA in 2001 as an Orchestra major and now he and his wife, Amanda, make up the amazing duo Johnnyswim. A ticket to Extravaganza 2020 is an invitation to the best that Douglas Anderson can produce.
Art Exhibition, 6:30 p.m. / Performance 7:30 p.m. Times-Union Center.
Contact Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, 346-5625.