The 8 p.m. concerts, dedicated to retiring faculty member John Gamble, will feature original dances and dance film by faculty choreographers Duane Cyrus, Robin Gee, Larry Lavender, Janet Lilly and B.J. Sullivan.
A reception honoring Gamble will begin at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, in Slane Lobby in the lower level of Aycock Auditorium. Saturday night there will be a reception, also in the Slane Lobby, after the show inaugurating the creation of “Dance Partners,” an organization dedicated to dance and dance students at UNCG.
Gamble has been a member of the Dance faculty since 1985. He served as UNCG Dance department head from 1985 to 1993. He was awarded the NC Board of Governors Teaching Excellence Award in 2006 and the NC Dance Alliance Annual Award in 2007. He was chair of Faculty Senate in 2010-11.
His official retirement date is Feb. 1.
Tickets to the event are $15 and may be purchased online at boxoffice.uncg.edu, by calling 334-4849 or at campus box office locations.
In addition, the John Gamble Dance Theatre will perform new works later this week at the Greensboro Cultural Center, as part of the Greensboro Fringe Festival. Details are at http://www.greensborofringefestival.org.