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Performances and Tickets

E.J. Thomas Hall  |  7:30 PM

Thursday, April 13, 2017
Friday, April 14, 2017

Tickets for EJ Thomas Hall events may be purchased by calling (330) 253-2488.

  • General Admission - $14
  • Seniors - $12 
  • UA Alumni, Faculty, and Staff - $10 
  • Students - $7 

For additional ticket purchasing options, visit the EJ Thomas website.  EJ Thomas Hall

Artist Spotlights

Guest Choreographer


Let's Meet Leslie Dworkin

Leslie Dworkin is both a professional dance artist and educator. As a certified yoga and qigong instructor, Dworkin has excellent experience with different experimental styles of dancing. She has held performance residencies at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Joyce SoHo, Movement Research in NYC, Jacob’s Pillow, Performática in Puebla Mexico, Wave Rising Dance Festival in NYC, and Wolfeboro’s Arts on the Edge Festival. Dworkin’s work for UADC, titled Rise reflects the tension between two poles: our human reality and a desired state of grace.

The Creative Team: Choreographers

UA Dance Faculty Choreographers:

  • Cydney Spohn 
  • Robin Prichard
  • Tom Smith 

Guest Choreographer:

  • Leslie Dworkin

UA Faculty Guest Composer and Pianist:

  • James Wilding 

Production Highlights


Choreographed by Cydney Spohn

University of Akron Faculty, James Wilding, composed an original piano score for Cydney Spohn's Esoterica, a fusion of ballet and hip-hop that explores the language of dance in a subjective context. 

The Art of Making Dances (Not About Ferguson)

Choreographed by Robin Prichard

The dance work The Art of Making Dances (Not About Ferguson) is a response to the Black Lives Matter movement and to the violence against African American men in 2016.  

Children’s Games (Gone Bad)

Choreographed by Tom Smith

Using the music of Chick Corea and Gary Burton, Children’s Games (Gone Bad) incorporates Dutch jump ropes, hula hoops, and beach balls into a dark and sinister theme.