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FSU School of Dance Presents: Passage du Temps

Published March 14, 2016

Florida State University’s School of Dance will present LE PASSAGE DU TEMPS, ‘the passage of time’, the final MFA concert of the current season on March 25-26, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. in the Nancy Smith Fichter Dance Theatre in Montgomery Hall, located on FSU’s campus. MFA Candidates, Annette Barcelona and Alyssa Morris will feature their work in partial fulfillment for the Master’s of Fine Arts Degree in Dance. There will be a pre-show discussion held at 7:15 p.m. prior to both performances.

Annette Barcelona presents three ballet works illustrating ‘the passage of time’ in reference to the evolution of Classical Ballet: from its Romantic roots, through its twentieth century neoclassical surge and into the contemporary landscape. The first work, Voyage pour l’amour, is inspired by the 19th century Romantic Ballet era and is set to the music of Ludwig van Beethoven. The work visually echoes the aesthetic of Romantic ballet, yet offers an updated, modern narrative. Suzanne Farrell re-staged Elegie, a solo originally choreographed for Farrell by George Balanchine, in 1982. Mihai Razvan Berindean, a violist and current doctoral student from the College of Music, will perform the Igor Stravinsky score live. The final work, [Collide]oscope, features Barcelona’s unique contemporary tutu design and is set to a heart- thumping score by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. The work portrays Barcelona’s choreographic investigation, aiming to break traditional ballet boundaries by combining Modern Dance influences and approaches. Barcelona and the FSU School of Dance is proud to present [Collide]oscope at the 2016 American College Dance Association Conference this March.

Portal, a video dance by Alyssa Morris, delves into the complex nature of social isolation via cinematic narration techniques. The viewer is transported on a journey through the video’s central female character, who encounters complexities of isolation and self-exile on three various levels: in relationships, in society, and in social media. As the video progresses, the girl travels through the portal, which propels her through time and space. Along her travels she confronts these forms of isolation as the audience witnesses her growth along the way. The arts of cinematography and dance join together, molding a unique and revealing choreographic partnership, exploring themes of loneliness in a premiere video dance. In the spirit of video dance partnership, Alyssa Morris will hold a public, pre-show discussion in Studio 216 (Montgomery Hall), prior to both evening shows, beginning at 7:15pm. Alyssa will dialogue her thesis research and expound upon on the growing, cutting edge field of video dance.

Do not miss this exciting evening of dance featuring live performance, music and cinematography that is surely to entertain and be enjoyed by all!

Tickets for the performance are $8 general admission and $5 for FSU Students with a valid FSU ID. For ticket information, contact the Fine Arts Ticket Office at 850-644-6500, or online at

For more information contact Joyce Fausone at 850-645-2449 or via email at, or online at The School of Dance is part of the College of Fine Arts at The Florida State University.