Dance troupe kicks off a new season

Local troupe Hixon Dance will begin its 2018-19 season with “From the Ground Up,” a performance offering audiences an up-close look at choreography. Taking rehearsal to the stage, the show will trace dance-making from beginning to end with the help of the audience, who will be cast in the role of choreographer and ultimately design its own piece. “From the Ground Up” will take place at the McConnell Arts Center and feature live musical accompaniment.