When: Fri., March 3, 8 p.m. and Sat., March 4, 2 & 8 p.m. 2017
New Dance Horizons V: Women Who Inspire celebrates the best women have to offer the world. Four respected choreographers (Amy Seiwert, Wendy Rein, Ryan T. Smith and Stephanie Martinez) have partnered with Saint Louis Ballet, MADCO and the Big Muddy Dance Company to premiere their new works. These choreographers were inspired by Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness author Susannah Cahalan, Chilean poet Gabriela Mistral, visual artist Louise Bourgeois and twelfth-century abbess and religious visionary Hildegard of Bingen. New Dance Horizons V: Women Who Inspire is presented by Dance St. Louis. It will be performed 8 p.m. Friday and 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday (March 3 and 4) at the Touhill Performing Arts Center on the University of Missouri-St. Louis campus (1 University Drive at Natural Bridge Road; www.dancestlouis.org). Both evenings are preceded by panel discussions and short performances inspired by Katherine Dunham and Josephine Baker. Tickets are $20.