Contemporary Dance Ensemble’s first in-person program in two years

The Fresno State Contemporary Dance Ensemble will present six stimulating new dance works at its spring concert, “Not What It Seems.” The show represents the artistic work of four choreographers, 12 dancers and many artistic collaborators behind the scenes. These powerful and provocative dance pieces use humor, wit, fun and are all firsts.

Under the artistic direction of Kenneth Balint, the performances are 7:30 p.m. February 18-19 and February 22-26 and to 2 p.m. February 20 at the John Wright Theater in Fresno State. Tickets are $17 for adults, $15 for faculty, staff, alumni, and Fresno State military, and $10 for all students. Children under 5 years old are not permitted.

The concert features dance works by Balint, Anandha Ray, Siena Simas and Koryn Wicks.

The cast of dancers includes Aliana Cabuhat, Cory Faamausili, Fatima Rosas Flores, Zachary Garcia, Alicia Longoria, Jessica Lopez Morales, Oscar Lozano, Gil Martinez, Jose Ruiz, Estephanie Salcedo, Abigail Salyer and Siena Simas.

The Contemporary Dance Ensemble develops its programming taking into account the diversity of the field of dance and its audience. Its purpose is to welcome, embrace, educate and inspire those who see it and perform it. The presentation is the Contemporary Dance Ensemble’s first in-person dance concert in two years.

Until further notice, proof of full COVID vaccination or a negative COVID test result taken within 72 hours of the day of the performance is required for admission. The Department of Theater and Dance will also require audience members to be fully masked inside the theater. Doors open 30 minutes before the curtain. Latecomers will be permitted at the discretion of the house manager, and there will be no refunds or exchanges. The ticket office is open from noon to 4 p.m. on weekdays and one hour before each performance. It accepts cash, check or credit card payments.

Parking is free for shows from Friday to Sunday. Parking permits are required for shows Tuesday through Thursday and can be purchased from vending machines in campus parking lots.

For more information, contact the box office at 559.278.2216 or [email protected]

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