Last Monday, UB’s Theatre and Dance Department sent out a university-wide email announcing its events calendar for the semester.
The email highlighted a post-pandemic experience that follows recent improvements in the U.S.’ response to COVID-19.
“Spring 2022 represents a return to live, in-person performances at the department’s home in the UB Center for the Arts, on the UB North Campus, as well as selected performances at UB Katharine Cornell Theatre in the nearby Ellicott Student Housing Complex,” read the email.
The event season will kick off on March 11 at 7:30 p.m. with the first showing of the Zodiaque Dance Company, UB’s nearly five-decade-old “pre-professional” dancing cohort. The show will be performed in the Center for the Arts’s Drama Theatre.
April will be particularly eventful, starting with performance pieces created by members of Choreolab, UB’s experimental dance laboratory. The final performance will be the MFA Dance Thesis. The plays “Studio Ensemble: Vinegar Tom” and “Twelfth Night” will also be performed in April, and will offer two very different tales for viewers to experience. With the exception of “Studio Ensemble: Vinegar Tom,” which will be held in the UB Katharine Cornell Theatre, all of April’s showings will take place in the CFA.
The final showing, which will also take place in early April, is the play “Violet,” a musical about “a young woman on a quest to right the wrongs of her past.” This will be held in the CFA’s Drama Theatre.
Visitors will be required to provide proof of complete vaccination, which the email defines as those who are “two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series, or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine.”
All events will cost $10 for students and senior citizens and $20 for adults, with the exception of “Studio Ensemble: Vinegar Tom,” which will cost $5 for all attendees.
Alex Falter is the senior arts editor and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Alex Falter is a senior arts editor at The Spectrum.