UNCG’s School of Music, Theatre and Dance will present Lindsey Bramham Howie’s MFA thesis concert “Under Control” at 8 p.m. Feb. 24-25 in the UNCG Dance Theater.

“Under Control” features dancers Ashley Meeks, Abby Mathias, Megen Burgess, Paige DeRosa and Ruth Gibbs. The concert consists of five different pieces with the ideas of control, manipulation and power at its heart, and will also feature work by filmmaker Mandi Hart. The choreography can be described as dynamic and vigorous, balanced with Howie’s intrinsic sense of gentility.

“Desperately Trying” features a soloist restlessly searching and grasping hold to some semblance of control. “Bound to You” is a duet which explores themes of authority, dominance and dependence. The trio “Follow Me” is inspired by Howie’s relationship with her two sisters. “Sheltered” is a quartet created out of personal reflections generated in response to her father’s battle with leukemia. The performance closes with “Under Her Spell,” a lighthearted and sensual piece featuring all five dancers.

Originally from Mechanicsville, Va., Howie earned a BFA in performance with a concentration in jazz dance from East Carolina University in 2004. She performed and studied in Chicago until 2006, then moved to Winston-Salem and became a member of Sidelong Dance Company under the direction of Karla Coghill. Howie has been a guest jazz dance teacher at numerous universities in North and South Carolina. She currently teaches dance appreciation, beginning, intermediate and advanced jazz courses at UNCG, along with classes at two local dance studios.

General admission tickets to the MFA dance concert are $12; student and senior citizen tickets are $9. UNCG faculty and student tickets are $6. Tickets will be available in the lobby of the Dance Department beginning one hour before each performance,  may be purchased by phone from the University Box Office at 336-334-4849 or online at boxoffice.uncg.edu. The UNCG Dance Theater is located in the Health and Human Performance Building at the corner of Walker Avenue and Kenilworth streets, and parking is available in the Walker Parking Deck.