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Idaho Dance Theatre Presents ‘Celebrate’

Dancer Marla Hansen
Dancer Marla Hansen, in a photo taken 30 years ago by Stan Sinclair.

Idaho Dance Theatre’s (IDT) 30th anniversary performance, Celebrate, brings together an array of past and present dancers and all female choreographers, celebrating the power of women in the arts, in a highly entertaining performance of diverse choreography and music. Performances will take place at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 1-3 and at 2 p.m. on Nov. 4 in the Special Events Center.

Marla Hansen presents “Homespun” performed to contemporary bluegrass music. This dance, evocative in its imagery, shares a flirtatious encounter, a poignant pas de deux of unending love, a summer rain shower and the joy of life in a simpler time. Get ready to twist and twirl with Kennedy Kaya’s “Uncle Sam” celebrating the post-war era with music by Sam Cooke, The Andrews Sisters and Frank Sinatra. Taylor Munson will premiere a super high energy jazz/contemporary-style piece that follow two lovers who differ when it comes to the idea of marriage.

Dance theatre alumna and Off Center Dance (OCD) founder Kelli Brown will perform a new flamenco piece including IDT featured dancers. Katie Ponozzo, an alumna and current artistic director of OCD, premieres a collaborative work with IDT and OCD based on the four seasons.

Don’t miss the return of Gonzalo Valdez and Selby Jenkins to the IDT stage along with Yurek Hansen, Munson, Sabrina Barbic, Taylorann Evans, Kylie Dimick, Kaya, Rachel Ranum, Lem Reagan, Alex Bounyavong, and newcomers Antonio Carnell and Julen Barini-Brown.

Tickets are available online at and at the door, $10-$30. Discounted tickets are available for students, seniors 62+, military and Boise State staff. Note: Thursday, Nov. 1 is preview night. Tickets are available at the box office for $10.

For more information: call (208) 331-9592.

Sponsored by: Star Garnet Media, Boise State University, Boise City Department of Arts History and Chelsey Adams Design.