Adaption: Choreographer’s Showcase, April 16

Brenau Department of Dance Presents Adaptation. April 16, 1 p.m.Freshman dance majors are showcased every spring semester through their Composition I course as a way to present their choreographic ideas as a project. This year’s performance, Adaptation, will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 16 in the Blackbox Theater.

Their work is preformed by student members of Brenau University’s Department of Dance.

A question and answer session will be held immediately after the performance for dancers to articulate more about their works to the audience. Admission is free.

Information: 770-538-4764 or ude.uanerb@ofniecnad.

Dance presents EXHALE, April 11-13

EXHALE, senior thesis and faculty concert at 7:30 p.m. April 11-13 at Hosch TheatreDepartment of Dance presents EXHALE, a senior thesis/guest artist concert at 7:30 p.m. April 11-13 in Hosch Auditorium.

This innovative and engaging concert will showcase works from senior dance majors Megan Watkins and Susan De Witt, faculty and nationally acclaimed guests artists Joshua Blake Carter from Gus Giordano II, Tiffanie Carson from CKM Dance Company and Mallory Baxley from Zoetic Dance Ensemble. The concert will be a showcase of creative excellence, breathtaking performances and versatility from our talented artists.

General admission is $7. For seniors, children under 12, Brenau alumni and college students with a valid ID, admission is $5. Free admission for Brenau faculty, staff and students with a valid ID. For more information call 770-538-4764 or email ude.uanerb@ofniecnad.

EXHALE Dance Concert, April 11-13

The Department of Dance presents EXHALE, a senior thesis/guest artist concert at 7:30 p.m. April 11-13 in Hosch Auditorium.

This innovative and engaging concert will showcase works from senior
dance majors Megan Watkins and Susan De Witt, faculty and nationally acclaimed guests artists Joshua Blake Carter from Gus Giordano II, Tiffanie Carson from CKM Dance Company and Mallory Baxley from Zoetic Dance Ensemble. The concert will be a showcase of creative excellence, breathtaking performances and versatility from our talented artists.

General admission is $7. Cost for seniors, children under 12, Brenau alumni and college students with a valid ID is $5. Admission is free for Brenau faculty, staff and students with a valid ID.

For more information call 770-538-4764 or email ude.uanerb@ofniecnad.

World Dance Showcasing GUMBOOT in Hopkins Dining Hall

World Dance Class students performing

The World Dance Class led by professor and Chair of the Department of Dance Madia Cooper-Ashirifi will be showing off their skills performing the South African dance, Gumboot. The showcase will take place at Hopkins Dining Hall at 12:45 p.m. on Monday, March 25.

Come and enjoy your lunch and some great entertainment!

EXHALE Dance Concert April 11-13

EXHALE flyerThe Department of Dance presents EXHALE, a senior thesis/guest artist concert at 7:30 p.m., April 11-13, at Hosch Auditorium.

This innovative and engaging concert will showcase works from senior dance majors Megan Watkins and Susan De Witt, faculty and nationally acclaimed guests artists Joshua Blake Carter from Gus Giordano II, Tiffanie Carson from CKM Dance Company, and Mallory Baxley from Zoetic Dance Ensemble. The concert will be a showcase of creative excellence, breathtaking performances and versatility from our talented artists.

General admission is $7. For seniors, children under 12, college students with a valid ID and Brenau alumni, it is $5. Free admission for Brenau faculty, staff and students with a valid ID. For more information, call 770-538-4764 or email ude.uanerb@ofniecnad.

Join the Dance Department for World Dance Class

Madia Cooper teaching West African dance

In the spring 2019 semester, faculty and staff are encouraged to join students registered for DA 118 World Dance, which meets from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at Studio 108 at the Fitness Center. This is an opportunity for anyone in the Brenau community to learn various dance styles from around the world and get a great workout in at the same time!

This course will explore several varieties of dance from around the globe as they appear on six continents. We will examine these dances as encoded forms of a society’s religious, artistic, political, economic and familial values and come to understand the different language and movement systems of that culture. We will read contemporary writings and view videos on their culture and grapple with questions of globalization, fusion and authenticity. We will also see how migration, missionaries, trade routes and the diaspora have led to the creation of new dance forms like “Bollywood” and “Azonto” that are a synthesis of earlier forms.

After a brief warm-up, the class will learn simple steps, floor plans and rhythms from the music and dance of the culture being studied. We will move with the particular energy and movement style of a culture and gain identity with the culture through its physical language. It is important to remember that the body itself is a source of information – of memory, instinct, impulse and deep expression. Dance has always had transformative and trance-like powers; in this class the students themselves become researchers, performers and creators of new forms.

Departments of Dance and Music Presents ‘Ceol, damhsa agus craic!’

Brenau University’s Dance and Music Department are collaborating to celebrate the Celtic sounds of Ireland with an exciting concert, “Ceol, damhsa agus craic!” filled with traditional music, singing and dancing.

This concert is a part of International Week celebrated across Brenau’s campus with lectures, workshops, food tasting and so much more. It is free and open to the public.

For more information call +1-770-538-4764 or email ude.uanerb@ofniecnad.

Department of Dance Presents FOCUS

The Department of Dance presents, FOCUS, an Evening of Dance production, at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 2-3. The concert in Pearce Auditorium will feature work from senior Mary Rose Gibson and student choreographers Lathan Roberts, Sarah Meyer and Miles Jones. Come and be immersed in a variety of works ranging for traditional Fosse jazz to contemporary.

Admission is free for Brenau faculty, staff and students. General admission is $7 and the cost for seniors and alumni is $5.

For more information, email Madia Cooper-Ashirifi at ude.uanerb@3repoocm.

Department of Dance presents ‘LUCENT’ April 5-7

The Department of Dance will perform its annual Senior Thesis, Faculty and Guest Artist Concert “Lucent” Thursday, April 5, through Saturday, April 7, in Hosch Theatre, John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. April 5-7; there will also be a matinee at 2:30 p.m. on that Saturday.

This innovative and inspirational concert will showcase works from senior dance majors, faculty and acclaimed guest artists Kassandra Taylor Newberry and Juel Lane. Witness the creative excellence and versatility of Brenau’s talented artists and students.

Tickets are $7 general admission; $5 for seniors, children under 12, college students and Brenau alumni with valid ID; free for Brenau faculty, staff and students with ID.

For more information, call 770-538-4764 or email ude.uanerb@ofniecnad.

Department of Dance presents “LUCENT” April 5-7

The Department of Dance will perform its annual Senior Thesis, Faculty and Guest Artist Concert "Lucent" Thursday, April 5 - Saturday, April 7, in Hosch Theatre, John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts.

The Department of Dance will perform its annual Senior Thesis, Faculty and Guest Artist Concert “Lucent” Thursday, April 5 – Saturday, April 7, in Hosch Theatre, John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. April 5-7; there will also be a matinee at 2:30 p.m. on that Saturday.

This innovative and inspirational concert will showcase works from senior dance majors, faculty and acclaimed guest artists Kassandra Taylor Newberry and Juel Lane. Witness the creative excellence and versatility of Brenau’s talented artists and students.

Tickets are $7 general admission; $5 for seniors, children under 12, college students and Brenau alumni with valid ID; free for Brenau faculty staff, and students with ID.

For more information, call 770-538-4764 or email ude.uanerb@ofniecnad.