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DOUG ELKINS CHOREOGRAPHY, ETC in PAS performance

Photo of dancer from the Doug Elkins Dance CompanyThe irreverent DOUG ELKINS comes to UNCG with a merry band of dancers, actors and clowns to explore the sharp intersections between physical comedy, choreography, flirtation and romance in his latest work “Hapless Bizarre.”

The final offering of this year’s UNCG Performing Arts Series will be Wednesday, April 9, 8 p.m. in Aycock Auditorium.

Expect near misses of physical action and attraction with high flying kicks and turns in a new work paired with “Mo(or)town/Redux”. Set to a top 40 sound score, Mo(or)town pays homage to Jose Limon’s 1949 “Moor’s Pavane”, which was based on Shakespeare’s “Othello.”

Elkins is a two-time New York Dance and Performance (BESSIE) Award-winning choreographer. He got his start in the early ‘80s as a “B-boy” dancing in the New York hip hop club scene. Before founding his first company Doug Elkins Dance Company (1988-2004), Elkins apprenticed with both Bill T. Jones and Elizabeth Streb. A 2012 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow, Elkins’ informal dance background lends itself to his eclectic mix of hip-hop, martial arts, ballet, and modern dance.

Special ticket pricing is available to UNCG dance alumni. An alumni reception will be held following the performance. Contact Jeff Aguiar at jbaguiar@uncg.edu for more information.

Tickets may be purchased at http://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?pid=7522385.