Film, Dance Group, 2 Concerts Fill Arts Schedule

Meteor Theater to Screen Movie Made from Professor Matt Bondurant's Book

A film based on a UT Dallas professor’s novel, a contemporary dance performance and a sax-driven jazz concert followed by a night of classical chamber music fill out an eclectic week of entertainment for the School of Arts and Humanities.   

Tickets to all events are free to UT Dallas students with valid identification. The schedule is as follows:

  • On Wednesday, Feb. 6, at 5:30 p.m. in the Jonsson Performance Hall, Dallas-based Elledanceworks Dance Company will perform new works and present an informal lecture-demonstration. The audience will have the opportunity to step inside the creative process with dancers and choreographers during an open discussion after the performance. Elledanceworks is led by co-directors Ronelle Eddings and UT Dallas faculty member Michele Hanlon. The event is free and open to the public.
  • Also on Wednesday, the film Lawless will be shown at 7:30 p.m. in the Jonsson Performance Hall.  The film is based on UT Dallas Professor Matt Bondurant’s book The Wettest County in the World. Bondurant will sign books and answer questions from the audience after the movie. The event is cosponsored by the Meteor Theater and the Campus Bookstore and is free and open to the public.
  • On Friday, Feb. 8, in the Alexander Clark Center, tenor saxophonist Houston Person will play a night of jazz. Person is known for his soulful, hard-bop sound. After years as producer and house tenor for HighNote Records and touring with the vocalist Etta Jones, Person is considered a master of popular songs played in a relaxed, highly accessible style. The concert begins at 8 p.m.
  • The Amernet String Quartet will wrap up the week with a performance on Saturday, Feb. 9, at 8 p.m. in the Alexander Clark Center. The New York Times described the quartet’s performances as "immensely satisfying."  The quartet, which serves as ensemble in residence at Florida International University, includes Julliard graduates Misha Vitenson (violin), Marcia Littley (violin), Michael Klotz (viola) and Jason Calloway (cello).

For both concerts, faculty and staff members presenting their UT Dallas Comet Cards will be admitted free of charge at the ticket office at the evening of the event. In addition, they may buy up to four additional tickets for this concert at the discounted price of $5.

General admission tickets for Friday’s concert are $20 and $15 for Saturday’s concert. $10 for non-UT Dallas students. The ticket office is open 2 to 5 p.m. Friday and one hour before show time. Tickets can be purchased in advance online or by calling 972-883-2552. Tickets purchased in advance may be picked up at the door prior to the show.

Lawless is based on Dr. Matt Bondurant's book The Wettest County in the World.

Houston Person plays popular tunes in a relaxed, accessible style.

The Amernet Quartet is the ensemble in residence at Florida International University.

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