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The escarte dance theatre's Jan. 19 performance at Delaware State University will include a tribute to Aretha Franklin.
In this photo: The escarte dance theatre’s Jan. 19 performance at Delaware State University will include a tribute to Aretha Franklin.
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escarte dance performance

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

ecarte dance theatre will present its winter concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, January 19, in the Education/Humanities Theatre of Delaware State University. The modern dance and contemporary ballet company will premiere five works choreographed by artistic director Judith Engelgau and ballet mistress Tricia Massey.

The novice company, ages 4-12, and apprentice company will perform “Lift the Oceans”, with musical segments from the soundtrack of “A Wrinkle in Time.” They will also dance in “Every Time”, a memory/ tribute inspired by Aretha Franklin.

Ballet mistress Tricia Massey has choreographed “Endgame”, a piece drawing on the image of a chess match and featuring senior company dancers Lisa Scott, Diane Beish, Michelle Bryan, Kim Haggard, and Ms. Massey.

“Twisting Trees”, choreographed by Ms. Engelgau to the music of Loreena McKennitt, is a nostalgic exploration of the gift of magic in ancient places. It employs a more classical style and includes the entire performing company. Taking inspiration from the life of Anthony Bourdain, “Save Your Prayers” is a modern work featuring the senior and apprentice companies, danced to the music of Rag’n’Bone Man.

ecarte would like to welcome the visually impaired community by presenting a Sensory Seminar prior to the performance. All those interested in participating should call 302-674-4689 for further information.

Tickets, $15 adults, $12 students and senior citizens, may be purchased at the box office the evening of the performance. Group discount rates are available with prior request.

This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com.