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Dance Explores Narrative, Creative Process

033011EyeOnArts_MFADance“Our Stories,” an evening length dance/theater work, will be presented at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, April 1-2, by Kelly Ozust, a candidate for the MFA degree in choreography.

“Our Stories” will be performed in the UNCG Dance Theater in the Health and Human Performance Building. Tickets cost $12 for general admission, $9 for seniors and children and $6 for UNCG students, and are available through the UNCG box office at 4-4849, or online at boxoffice.uncg.edu.

Interested in exploring the intersection of dance and everyday human experience, Ozust travelled across the country conducting interviews and transforming the stories she collected into movement. Each piece represents the voices of those she spoke to and aims to address questions of creativity, longing, self-reflection and other complexities inherent in the familiarity of daily routine.

“Our Stories” is an evening-length concert that threads four shorter pieces into a larger work. Each piece reflects the narratives of distinct life experiences and pairs movement and dialogue.

Ozust graduated from the University of Georgia with a BA in sociology and a minor in English. After graduating she began teaching modern, tap, jazz and musical theater in studios and high schools in Athens, GA. She has choreographed several musical theater and opera productions during her time at UNCG.