Wednesday, November 29, 2017
6:00–7:00 p.m.


Adelphi University
Performing Arts Center
2nd Floor Art Gallery/Atrium

Dance Adelphi: Pre-Performance Reception

Jessie Ryan ’09 returns to Adelphi to create Encounters, that will have its world premiere as part of Dance Adelphi.

Join alumni and friends at a pre-performance reception taking place in the Performing Arts Center, 2nd Floor Art Gallery/Atrium on opening night, Wednesday, November 29.

Pre-performance reception is complimentary, but be sure to purchase your tickets to the show below. 

RSVP to Alexandra Lackner at or 516.877.3470 by Monday, November 27

» Buy Tickets to Dance Adelphi: Encounters

Featuring the students of the Department of Dance.

Frank Augustyn, choreographer
Orion Duckstein, choreographer
Jennifer Kreichman and Joy Douglas, choreographers
Jessie Ryan, choreographer
Adelheid B. Strelick, choreographer

From Jessie regarding the inspiration for this new piece: Encounters. If we distill our lives into the most potent moments, the extract remains as our interactions with one another. First impressions, a-ha moments of relational growth. We don’t get to choose, we don’t decide. We paint our lovers as romantic superlatives, but what happens when their human reality becomes known to us? We meet our most real selves in the midst of our connections.

The program will also feature a mix of ballet and modern dance choreographed by our talented faculty.