UNCW Office of the Arts, Thalian Hall Partner to Present Special Performance by Dušan Týnek Dance Theatre

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

The UNCW Office of the Arts, in partnership with the Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts, announces a special performance by Dušan Týnek Dance Theatre. The internationally acclaimed ensemble of dancers will take the stage at Thalian Hall at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 23.

This is the third show of the Office of the Arts’ 2015-16 “UNCW Presents” season, which kicked off on Sept. 11 with a concert by country music legend Ricky Skaggs. An additional seven performances remain before the season concludes on June 9, 2016 with percussionists Savion Glover and Jack DeJohnette. 

“Collaboration is at the core of our work in the arts and I’m so happy to continue our collaborative presentations with Thalian Hall,” said Kristen D. Brogdon, director of the UNCW Office of the Arts. “I love watching contemporary dance in historic venues and look forward to bringing Dušan Týnek Dance Theatre’s energy and vision to Wilmington.”

Born in Czechoslovakia, Dušan Týnek served as an understudy for the Merce Cunningham Dance Company and toured with a host of NYC-based modern dance companies before founding his own eight-member company in 2003. The NYC-based troupe was touted as one of the top five dance highlights in the city by The New York Times.

In 2012-13, Dušan Týnek Dance Theatre was one of six dance companies chosen to be part of the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Professional Development Program (BAM PDP) inaugural year. The company’s tenth anniversary year was marked by several world premieres that provocatively explored the confluence of science and mythology.

Under the direction of Týnek, the company has built a reputation for their high level of innovation, sophistication and an exceptional level of artistry that people of all ages can appreciate.

Ticket prices for the Oct. 23 performance range from $18 to $32 and may be purchased online.

The public is invited to an open masterclass at The Dance Cooperative from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Oct. 24.  Members of the Dušan Týnek Dance Theatre will also make a special appearance at Snipes Academy of Arts and Design and conduct an open rehearsal for local university and community college dance students as part of their residency.

The Office of the Arts’ “UNCW Presents” series serves the UNCW campus and the Wilmington community by shining a spotlight on the intellectual life of the campus through diverse and unique cultural programming. Curated by UNCW’s Office of the Arts, the series also includes free outreach opportunities available to the public, including master classes, lectures, demonstrations and more within the Wilmington community and our partner community groups. “UNCW Presents” participates in the cultural life of the region as a member of the NC Presenters Consortium and Arts North Carolina. Visit for additional information on each event.

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To arrange advanced media interviews, please contact:
Kristen D. Brogdon
Director, UNCW Office of the Arts
910.962.3442 (o)
312.399.0428 (m)

-- Caroline Cropp