‘A Tribute to Technology in Dance’ set for Nov. 18

A poster for the Nov. 18 Sellars Gallery event 'Dance Happenings: A Tribute to Technology in Dance.'
A poster for the Nov. 18 Sellars Gallery event ‘Dance Happenings: A Tribute to Technology in Dance.’

The closing of the John Heliker: The Order of Things exhibit on Wednesday, Nov. 18, will include a special performance choreographed by former Brenau Department of Dance Chair Vincas Greene, complemented by an original multimedia performance by senior dance major Britt Bacon.

Greene’s Heliker-inspired work, Splintered Memories, features Brenau students Nia Byrd, Melinda Cassiday, Patrick Condon, Annie Fox, Paris Hawkins, Rachel Lange, Kelsey Lyle, Shanik Moore, Sara Sharples and Asia Welch. Bacon’s Metric, which explores the themes of Heliker’s work via Microsoft’s motion sensing Kinect hardware, features students Sara Sharples, Teniqua Westry and alumnae Amanda Bonilla.

After the Dance Happenings: A Tribute to Technology in Dance performances, attendees will have an opportunity to experiment with the movement tracking technology themselves.

The event beings at 7 p.m. in the Sellars Gallery of the Simmons Visual Arts Center on the Gainesville historic campus. The event, which is standing room only, is free and open to the public.

For more information, please call (770) 538-4757 or (770) 534-6181.

A printable flier (PDF) for the event is available at http://update.brenau.edu/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/PSTR_Heliker-Dance_15.pdf