The Spring Dance Concert will premiere a new work by SMU Jazz Artist-in-Residence Mark Burrell. Spatial architecture, seductive innuendo and character interplay are hallmarks of Burrell’s work, in which he blends classical jazz dance stylings with athletic, rhythmic and theatrical dance. San Francisco Bay Area artist Joe Goode will also create a new work on the Meadows Dance Ensemble. A Guggenheim Fellowship recipient, Goode is a choreographer, writer and director widely known as an innovator in the field of dance for his willingness to combine movement with spoken word, song and visual imagery. Nationally acclaimed choreographer Adam Hougland will close out the program with his haunting and disturbing Cripple and the Starfish. Set to a quintet of orchestral pop songs by the group Antony and the Johnsons, this enigmatic and powerfully visceral work is, in the words of Tulsa World dance critic Jim Watts, “One of the most emotionally shattering experiences I’ve had in a theater.” For more information call 214.768.2787.