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September 2018

Dada Masilo: Giselle

Friday, September 21st, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Free

Throwing caution to the wind, Johannesburg-based choreographer Dada Masilo has indelibly remixed the classical French ballet Giselle. Drawing from contemporary idioms and traditional Tswana dance, Masilo responds with a feminist defiance to the constrained beauty of inherited balletic forms. At once subversively personal and majestically timeless, this Giselle reckons with received histories and responds with a resounding dance language of its own. South African composer Philip Miller provides a contemporary score drawn from Adolphe Adam’s iconic original. Post-show Q & A moderated by Michelle M. Apotsos, Assistant Professor of Art.

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October 2018

Ain Gordon: Radicals in Miniature

Friday, October 26th, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Free

From three-time Obie Award-winner and Guggenheim Fellow Ain Gordon and acclaimed percussionist Josh Quillen comes Radicals in Miniature, an intimate requiem for friends found and lost during Gordon’s coming of age in the radical, queer, creative New York of the early 1980s and Quillen’s youth in small town Ohio in the late 90s. In a series of monologues honoring these not-quite-luminaries, Gordon and Quillen conjure an era lost to forces of politics, economics, and disease. In these small histories, Radicals in Miniature offers a radiant kind of self-portrait that begs us to consider what it might feel like to claim our own inherited histories and thus a place in the present that is anything but diminutive.

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November 2018

Pachedu (All Ensembles)

Friday, November 16th, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
|Recurring (See all)

An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until Saturday, November 17th, 2018

$3

Pachedu is the Dance Department’s annual fall concert featuring CoDa, Kusika, Sankofa, and The Zambezi Marimba Band. The word Pachedu means “among ourselves” in the language of Zimbabwe’s Shona people and symbolizes our opportunity to share repertoire, dance, and music in development for spring ensemble performances. Each ensemble is unique, and “among ourselves” offers audiences an experience in the diverse genres present in college dance today.

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Pachedu (All Ensembles)

Saturday, November 17th, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
|Recurring (See all)

An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until Saturday, November 17th, 2018

$3

Pachedu is the Dance Department’s annual fall concert featuring CoDa, Kusika, Sankofa, and The Zambezi Marimba Band. The word Pachedu means “among ourselves” in the language of Zimbabwe’s Shona people and symbolizes our opportunity to share repertoire, dance, and music in development for spring ensemble performances. Each ensemble is unique, and “among ourselves” offers audiences an experience in the diverse genres present in college dance today.

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February 2019

Akram Khan: Xenos

Thursday, February 21st, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Free

Marking his final performances in a full-length work, acclaimed British-Bangladeshi choreographer Akram Khan has created XENOS, a riveting reflection on the legacy of World War I. Drawing from archival research, Khan has crafted a narrative of an Indian colonial soldier called to fight on behalf of the British empire. With unparalleled expressiveness and craft, Khan’s XENOS combines both contemporary dance and Indian kathak, revealing the tenuous place of traditional forms in the global sweep of imperial warfare.

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April 2019

Kusika/Zambezi Spring Performance

Friday, April 5th, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
|Recurring (See all)

An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until Saturday, April 6th, 2019

$3

Kusika and Zambezi Marimba Band members hail from many places and cultures. Our spring performances feature work informed by these origins as well as traditional and contemporary folklore from Mali, Ghana, Zimbabwe and the Americas. Today’s events become tomorrow’s folklore. We raise the following questions: What is celebrated? What do we forget to remember? “Realize that you are involved in a situation greater than you are.” Sobonfu Somé

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Kusika/Zambezi Spring Performance

Saturday, April 6th, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
|Recurring (See all)

An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until Saturday, April 6th, 2019

$3

Kusika and Zambezi Marimba Band members hail from many places and cultures. Our spring performances feature work informed by these origins as well as traditional and contemporary folklore from Mali, Ghana, Zimbabwe and the Americas. Today’s events become tomorrow’s folklore. We raise the following questions: What is celebrated? What do we forget to remember? “Realize that you are involved in a situation greater than you are.” Sobonfu Somé

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Sankofa Spring Performance

Friday, April 19th, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until Saturday, April 20th, 2019

$3

Sankofa continues to expand on the legacy of step through exploration of the body as a percussion instrument. Fresh ideas are brought to the stage every year. The spring concert will be shared with Levitt Fellow Shakia Johnson.

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Sankofa Spring Performance

Saturday, April 20th, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until Saturday, April 20th, 2019

$3

Sankofa continues to expand on the legacy of step through exploration of the body as a percussion instrument. Fresh ideas are brought to the stage every year. The spring concert will be shared with Levitt Fellow Shakia Johnson.

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May 2019

CoDa Spring Performance

Friday, May 3rd, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until Saturday, May 4th, 2019

$3

The CoDa spring performances are the culmination of the company’s year of training and creative work, and encompass a wide range of choreographic styles and voices. Each year is completely unique, so concerts can include faculty creations, reconstructions of historic works, student choreography, guest artist choreography, and interdisciplinary collaborations, often with live music.

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CoDa Spring Performance

Saturday, May 4th, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
|Recurring (See all)

An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until Saturday, May 4th, 2019

$3

The CoDa spring performances are the culmination of the company’s year of training and creative work, and encompass a wide range of choreographic styles and voices. Each year is completely unique, so concerts can include faculty creations, reconstructions of historic works, student choreography, guest artist choreography, and interdisciplinary collaborations, often with live music.

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