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Idaho Dance Theater presents Taking Flight: A New Generation

Experience the thrill of “Taking Flight” and soar with a new generation with Idaho Dance Theatre on Oct. 27-30 in the Special Events Center at Boise State. The performance features the diverse work of six choreographers and the premiere of the dance film “Silhouette” with original music by Alex Sjobeck. The program includes:

  • Anna Adaska’s “Communion of One, Solitude of Many” performed to lively acoustic guitar that captures the joy of community through movement.
  • Nathan Powell’s new work, “A Four Sided Triangle,” dives into classical ballet with a slight twist. Elements of the dancers’ true colors come across in this energetic work with music by Dvorak and Entheil.
  • Marla Hansen’s “Scenarios” takes us on a journey of five contrasting moods with evocative string quartet music that starts with a mirage and ends with a road trip.
  • Yurek Hansen premieres a new piece rich with rhythmic dynamics and fun characters.
  • Lemuel Reagan’s “With Mother and Father” looks at social and individual abuse and shows, in a poetic fashion, the consequential fragmentation of the collective and individual.
  • Kali Dey’s “The Space Between” performed to evocative solo violin, reflects peace found in movement and energy transfer through relationships.

Idaho Dance Theatre wishes to thank our supporters: Boise City Department of Arts and History, Boise City, Boise State School of the Arts, Focus Physical Therapy, ChelseyDesign and the Boise State Department of Theatre, Film and Creative Writing.

Premiere of the dance film “Silhouette”

The dance film “Silhouette” premieres alongside the dances presented by Idaho Dance Theatre. Marla Hansen, professor of dance; Rulon Wood, associate professor of film and television; and Alex Sjobeck, adjunct professor of jazz and piano collaborated on the film which included Boise State students who shot and edited the project. “Silhouette” represents the strong collaboration and experiential learning opportunities for students among disciplines within the Boise State School of the Arts.

Sjobeck writes on the theme of the film, “This project aims to draw attention to the ubiquitous theme that members of society have to masquerade in order to blend in, anxiously minimizing aspects of their own identity in order to avoid judgment. Everyone has an opinion, a personal story, or a part of their identity that will inevitably spark conflict with another person. Our lives are constantly on display in today’s world of social media, and an individual constantly risks confrontation simply for being themselves. People are forced to sacrifice the potential for community in one aspect of their being for the acceptance of community at large. In the end, they suffer alone in matters of mental health, abuse, religion, sexual identity, politics, and more recently opinions on health like vaccines. Silhouette represents the ironic struggle of us all facing individually a communal fear.”

Tickets and information

Purchase tickets at and at the Special Events Center Box Office an hour before each performance. Discounted tickets for Students, Seniors, Military.

Park at the Lincoln Garage on the corner of University Dr. and Lincoln Ave.

Contact or (208) 331-9592 For more information and to speak with the artistic staff.