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The Department of Theatre and Dance at Texas State will presents Opening Door Dance Theatre at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 26-27.

The concert will be held in the Evans Auditorium. The box office will open at 6:15 p.m. and will accept cash only. Student tickets are $10, while general admission is $15.

The dance concert showcases the choreography of the faculty and guest artists performed by Texas State students. This concert will include the JUSTICE Project, a result of the collaboration and research by visiting guest artists Darla Johnson and Nicole Wesley who have successfully staged performances in Texas, Georgia and England.

Texas State professor Ana Baer will showcase “Mujeres de Juarez,” a piece that responds to the on-going horrors in Juarez, Mexico. Faculty member Meg Brooker will re-stage two influential pieces in response to the Russian Revolution by modern dance pioneer Isadora Duncan. Choreographer and Texas State alum Bonnie Cox presents a duet that is “an encounter that serves as a catalyst for healing, and with it comes vulnerability, ambivalence, anger, sadness, stability and instability, striving for perfection, abandoning perfection.”

Opening Door Dance Theatre (ODDT) was founded in 1984 by Karen Earl, Sandy Rodriguez, and LeAnne Smith. An important mission of ODDT is to open the world of contemporary dance to the Texas State, San Marcos and surrounding area communities.

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