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April 2016

April 9: Sleeping Beauty

April 9, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm

2 and 8 p.m. Morrison Center. Ballet Idaho presents The Sleeping Beauty, with glorious music by Tchaikovsky, one of the greatest ballets of all time. For more information, please visit music.boisestate.edu/events.

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April 15-16: Idaho Dance Theatre

April 15, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - April 16, 2016 @ 9:30 pm
Special Events Center, 1700 University Drive
Boise, ID 83725 United States
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$20

8 p.m. Special Events Center. Audiences will have the opportunity to experience the inner workings of Idaho Dance Theatre with a new performance that begins with a video showing behind-the-scenes shots of the theatre's creative process and culminates in live performances of solos, duets and more. Tickets are $20 for general admission, $10 for military, Boise State faculty and staff, and as a special treat, Boise State students will get in free with ID. Tickets will be available for purchase at the door only.…

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April 16: Shades of Black Show

April 16, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Student Union Simplot Ballroom, 1700 University Drive
Boise, ID 83725 United States
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5 p.m. Simplot Ballroom, Student Union Building Experience this venue for self expression through the performing arts as students and members of the community take to the stage. Through dance, poetry, and song, the show continues to be innovative, unique, engaging and entertaining as performers express who they are and how their own identity, experiences, and observations relate to their surroundings and society as a whole.  Admission is free. For more information visit www.youtube.com/shadesofblackshow,  www.facebook.com/shadesofblackshow or email shadesofblackshow@gmail.com.  

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April 29-30: ‘Slantways’ Dance Concert

April 29, 2016 @ 7:30 am - April 30, 2016 @ 9:00 pm
Morrison Center Danny Peterson Theatre, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane
Boise, ID 83725
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Promotional still from "Slantaways," the Boise State dance concert

Note times below. Danny Peterson Theatre, Morrison Center. The Department of Theatre Arts presents "Slantways," a dance concert featuring original student and faculty choreography. 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 29 2 p.m., 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 30 Tickets can be purchased at the door. $5 students and $7 general, plus tax. For more information contact Marla Hansen at (208) 426-3568 or mhansen@boisestate.edu

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June 2016

June 24-25: Summer DanceFest Workshop Performances

June 24, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - June 25, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
Morrison Center Danny Peterson Theatre, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane
Boise, ID 83725
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Dancer practicing a ballet move.

7 p.m. Morrison Center's Danny Peterson Theatre. The public will have a rare opportunity to see over 60 dancers from across the west perform ballet, modern, jazz, hip hop, and contemporary dance pieces as the annual Boise State Summer DanceFest Workshop, presented by the theatre arts department and Idaho Dance Theatre, wraps up its 27th session. These performances are free and open to the public.

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November 2016

Nov. 20: Idaho Dance Theatre, Friends and Lovers

November 4, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
$10 - $30
Two dancers moodily embracing

2 p.m. Student Union Special Events Center. Idaho Dance Theatre presents Friends and Lovers, a performance choreographed by artistic director Marla Hansen, which incorporates Shakespeare's Sonnets as spoken word, with movement that physically conveys our connections to those we most cherish. This performance will run Nov. 17-20. Additional performance dates, times and tickets can be found by visiting: http://idahodancetheatre.org/tickets/. Tickets also can be purchased at the door: $10 for students; $15 for military members, seniors, and Boise State faculty and staff; $20 for…

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Nov. 17: Idaho Dance Theatre Preview Night, Friends and Lovers

November 17, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
$5 - $10
Two dancers moodily embracing

7 p.m. Student Union Special Events Center. Idaho Dance Theatre presents Friends and Lovers, a performance choreographed by artistic director Marla Hansen, which incorporates Shakespeare's Sonnets as spoken word, with movement that physically conveys our connections to those we most cherish. This performance will run Nov. 17-20. Tickets to this preview night performance are $5 for students, $10 for general admission. Additional performance dates, times and tickets can be found by visiting: http://idahodancetheatre.org/tickets/. Tickets also can be purchased at the door: $10…

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Nov. 18: Idaho Dance Theatre, Friends and Lovers

November 18, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
$10 - $30
Two dancers moodily embracing

8 p.m. Student Union Special Events Center. Idaho Dance Theatre presents Friends and Lovers, a performance choreographed by artistic director Marla Hansen, which incorporates Shakespeare's Sonnets as spoken word, with movement that physically conveys our connections to those we most cherish. This performance will run Nov. 17-20. Additional performance dates, times and tickets can be found by visiting: http://idahodancetheatre.org/tickets/. Tickets also can be purchased at the door: $10 for students; $15 for military members, seniors, and Boise State faculty and staff; $20…

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December 2016

Dec. 9: Student Dance Concert

December 9, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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7:30 p.m. Danny Peterson Theatre. Tickets sold at the door only. General $7, students $5. For more information, please visit theatrearts.boisestate.edu/2016-2017-production-season/.

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Dec. 10: Student Dance Concert

December 10, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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2 p.m. Danny Peterson Theatre. Tickets sold at the door only. General $7, students, $5. For more information, please visit theatrearts.boisestate.edu/2016-2017-production-season/.

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Dec. 16: Ballet Idaho – The Nutcracker

December 16, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Ballet Idaho's 'The Nutcracker' Image

8 p.m. Morrison Center. Ballet Idaho continues the beloved holiday tradition of the timeless family classic, The Nutcracker, returning with live music by the Boise Philharmonic. Join us as we celebrate the season in glittering fashion – a joyful and elegant holiday party for the children, magical and playful mice, Clara’s life-size Nutcracker doll’s transformation into the handsome prince, and a beautiful swirling snow scene. Over 100 children from the Ballet Idaho Academy will grace the stage with our professional company members. Ticket…

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Dec. 17: Ballet Idaho – The Nutcracker

December 17, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Ballet Idaho's 'The Nutcracker' Image

2 and 8 p.m. Morrison Center. Ballet Idaho continues the beloved holiday tradition of the timeless family classic, The Nutcracker, returning with live music by the Boise Philharmonic. Join us as we celebrate the season in glittering fashion – a joyful and elegant holiday party for the children, magical and playful mice, Clara’s life-size Nutcracker doll’s transformation into the handsome prince, and a beautiful swirling snow scene. Over 100 children from the Ballet Idaho Academy will grace the stage with our professional…

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Dec. 18: Ballet Idaho – The Nutcracker

December 18, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Ballet Idaho's 'The Nutcracker' Image

Noon and 4 p.m. Morrison Center. Ballet Idaho continues the beloved holiday tradition of the timeless family classic, The Nutcracker, returning with live music by the Boise Philharmonic. Join us as we celebrate the season in glittering fashion – a joyful and elegant holiday party for the children, magical and playful mice, Clara’s life-size Nutcracker doll’s transformation into the handsome prince, and a beautiful swirling snow scene. Over 100 children from the Ballet Idaho Academy will grace the stage with our professional company…

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January 2017

Jan. 27: Swing Dance with Boise State Jazz Ensemble

January 27, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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7 p.m. The Sapphire Room, W. Chinden Blvd, Garden City. There will be a swing dance lesson taught from 7-8 p.m. The Boise State Jazz Ensemble will be on stage playing dance music from 8-10 p.m. Tickets are $7 for preferred, $5 general, available at the door. For more information contact Alex Noppe at (208)-426-3099, alexnoppe@boisestate.edu, or visit music.boisestate.edu/calendar.

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Jan. 27: Ballet Idaho presents “Bodytraffic”

January 27, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Photo from Ballet Idaho's Bodytraffic performance

8 p.m. Morrison Center. In collaboration with Ballet Idaho, the Morrison Center is proud to present Bodytraffic. “One of the most talked-about companies nationwide” (L.A. Times) and named as one of Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch” in 2013, Bodytraffic has surged to the forefront of the dance world. Internationally recognized for performing work by many of today’s top choreographers, and for an approach uniquely reflecting the diverse landscape of its Los Angeles home base – warm, innovative and sexy Bodytraffic is a…

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February 2017

Feb. 10: Flappers and Dappers

February 10, 2017 @ 9:00 pm
Student Union Simplot Ballroom, 1700 University Drive
Boise, ID 83725 United States
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Escape to the roaring 1920’s. The Student Union will be transformed into a grand Jazz Age scene featuring a live big band, dancing, free food, and door prizes! Try your luck and play games for a chance to win fantastic prizes. Come dressed up in your most dapper attire for a costume contest and photo booth. This event is free and open to all Boise State students.  

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March 2017

March 10-12: Idaho Dance Theatre Presents ‘Interface’

March 10, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - March 12, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Special Events Center, 1700 University Drive
Boise, ID 83725 United States
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$10 - $40
Shot of dancers dancing

Performances run March 10-11 at 8 p.m., March 12 at 2 p.m. Boise State Special Events Center in the Student Union Building. Idaho Dance Theatre presents "Interface," a performance of all original music and choreography. Tickets are $10-40 at www.idahodancetheatre.org and available at the door. Discounts are available for students, seniors, military and Boise State faculty and staff. Award winning Idaho composer Jim Cockey premieres Corona, a four movement work for string quartet inspired by and based on a short story…

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April 2017

April 28: Student Dance Concert

April 28, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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7:30 p.m. Danny Peterson Theatre. Tickets sold at the door only. General $7, students $5. For more information, please visit theatrearts.boisestate.edu/student-dance-concert/.

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April 28: Cacophony

April 28, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
$5 - $7
Dancers practicing

7:30 p.m. Morrison center, Danny Peterson Theatre. The Department of Theatre Arts presents "Cacophony," a dance concert of all original student choreography. Graduating senior, Johnny Blank, has created a powerful piece exploring relationships with others and self, giving some outstanding dancers the opportunity to stretch their boundaries. This is just one of several intriguing dances that make for an evening of exploration and entertainment. Tickets at the door, $7 general admission, $5 students and seniors (plus sales tax).    

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April 29: Student Dance Concert

April 29, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Graphic of Boise State "B" logo.

2 p.m. Danny Peterson Theatre. Tickets sold at the door only. General $7, students $5. For more information, please visit theatrearts.boisestate.edu/student-dance-concert/.

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April 29: Cacophony

April 29, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$5 - $7
Dancers practicing

Shows at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Morrison center, Danny Peterson Theatre. The Department of Theatre Arts presents "Cacophony," a dance concert of all original student choreography. Graduating senior, Johnny Blank, has created a powerful piece exploring relationships with others and self, giving some outstanding dancers the opportunity to stretch their boundaries. This is just one of several intriguing dances that make for an evening of exploration and entertainment. Tickets at the door, $7 general admission, $5 students and seniors…

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June 2017

June 27-July 8: Summer DanceFest

June 27, 2017 - July 8, 2017
Dancers dancing

Boise State campus. Summer DanceFest 2017 offers the highest quality training for today's dancer during two weeks of intensive training in ballet, pointe, men's class, pas de deux, jazz and modern. Includes daily classes and rehearsals with cutting edge choreographers, culminating in two performances, July 8 and 9 for dancers age 12 and older with intermediate to advanced technique. To be accepted into the workshop contact Marla Hansen, phone: 208-426-3568 or email: mhansen@boisestate.edu.

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July 2017

July 8-9: Summer DanceFest Choreography Festival

July 8, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - July 9, 2017 @ 3:00 pm
dance graphic

Saturday, July 8 at 7 p.m., Sunday, July 9 at 2 p.m. Danny Peterson Theatre in the Morrison Center for the Performing Arts. The Summer DanceFest 2017 Choreography Festival features 25 dancers performing all new work choreographed by the outstanding DanceFest faculty. The program includes classical ballet, jazz, hip hop and contemporary. This event is free and open to the public (donations accepted). Choreography by: Phyllis Affrunti  Mia DeWeese, Marla Hansen, Yurek Hansen, Jason Hartley, Chris Jarosz, Sayoko Knode, Sam Mughrabi,…

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December 2017

Dec. 8-9: ‘Slice of Life’ Student Dance Concert

December 8, 2017 - December 9, 2017
$5 - $8
Dancers posed on steps

Times listed below. Peterson Theatre in the Morrison Center for the Performing Arts. The Boise State Department of Theatre Arts presents "Slice of Life," a dance concert of all original student choreography. Shows will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, and at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9. Tickets at the door: $8 general and $5 students/seniors.

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January 2018

Jan. 6: Golden Dragon Acrobats

January 6 @ 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Golden Dragon Acrobats

2 and 7 p.m. Morrison Center. Free tickets available at the Morrison Center Box Office. Tickets are required for admission. There is a four ticket limit per person. The Golden Dragon Acrobats represent the best of a time-honored tradition that began more than 25 centuries ago. The company's reputation is solidly rooted in a commitment to the highest of production values and an attention to artistic details that is unparalleled in the art form. World-renowned impresario Danny Chang and choreographer…

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