Check out choreographers’ work at CMU’s Fall for Dance

The newest Colorado Mesa University dance faculty member, Meredith Lyons, will make her debut during the CMU dance program’s annual Fall for Dance performances.

Lyons, formerly of Bates College in Maine, collaborated with a composer to create an original score for her piece regarding Syria.

There will be three opportunities to see choreography works by Lyons, as well as guest choreographer Jessica Taylor of DAMAGEDANCE and CMU students.

The performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 18–19, and 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at Robinson Theatre in CMU’s Moss Performing Arts Center, 1231 N. 12th St.

The dance show will open with “physical contemporary choreography” designed by Taylor, who graduated from Point Park University Dance Conservatory in Pittsburgh and founded DAMAGEDANCE, according to a news release from CMU.

DAMAGEDANCE’s work has been performed in New York City at a number of venues. It is now located in Denver, where it “made its state debuts at the Dairy Arts Center and the Colorado Ballet Black Box Theater,” the news release said.

Student choreographers Molly Cozadd, Destiny Archuleta and Jenna Wadleigh also will be featured in the performances. Wadleigh “has choreographed an intriguing tap dance set to spoken word poetry,” the news release said.

Dance program director Megan Glynn and community choreographer Rebecca Fleishman will also present pieces.

Tickets cost $12 for adults, $8 for seniors and $6 for students. Tickets can be purchased at coloradomesa.edu/mosstickets or by calling the box office at 248-1604.


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