DRCC Supports the Arts – Enjoy Top Talent at National College Dance Festival

May 20, 2020  -  Uncategorized

American College Dance Association presents National College Dance Festival 2018

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - Saturday, June 9, 2018

American College Dance Association National College Dance Festival 2018 The American College Dance Association's 2018 National College Dance Festival presents three programs featuring some of the finest dance works selected from colleges and universities throughout the country. The Festival offers audiences an opportunity to view the next generation of dancers and choreographers. Each program showcases ten dances, with a total of thirty schools participating in the Festival. A different dance program will be featured on each date at both the matinee and evening performances. The choreography in each program represents a breadth of styles and thematic concerns created by guest artists, faculty, and students. Highlighting the ongoing American tradition of dance as a medium to investigate a wide range of aesthetic, emotional, and social issues, several dances in the Festival powerfully reflect the current political and social climate. Other dances delve into the nature of human relationships and interactions or explore pure movement. Exciting and varied choreography and ferocious dancing by emerging artists—the Festival reflects the vitality of dance across the country. Note: All tickets are General Admission. Performance Timing: Part One - 60 min.; Intermission - 15 min.; Part Two - 60 min. PLEASE NOTE: Program C contains content with explicit language. PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER BY PROGRAM; DANCE TITLES & CHOREOGRAPHERS Program A: Thursday, June 7, 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Alabama State University (Alabama), Hearthside, Michael Medcalf Columbia College Chicago (Illinois), Who R U?, Stephanie Banes George Mason University (Virginia), Marrow, Shelley Cochrane Kennesaw State University (Georgia), Suspended Vision, Lisa K. Lock MiraCosta College (California), A Bar in Jerusalem, Issa Hourani Orange Coast College (California), Focus, Zachary Groenewold Snow College (Utah), fleeting things, Dmitri Peskov Temple University (Pennsylvania), [ey-vis}, Emma Valeria Girandola University of Massachusetts–Amherst (Massachusetts), Small Memory, Kelsey Saulnier University of Texas, Austin (Texas), When,Jenn Freeman Program B: Friday, June 8, 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Kent State University (Ohio), Aftermath, Catherine Meredith Minnesota State University, Mankato (Minnesota), Peek, Daniel Stark and Dancers Montclair State University (New Jersey), To Have and To Hold, Danial Shapiro and Joanie Smith San Jose State University (California), Exoskeleton, Kara Davis Smith College (Massachusetts), where the air is light and clear, Em Papineau & Sofia Engelman University at Buffalo (New York), Mine Eyes Have Seen, Naila Ansari University of California Irvine (California), Shikata ga nai, Vanessa Kanamoto University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Illinois), where we’re going, Krystal Collins University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (Texas), Corridos Mexicanos, Rafael Zamarripa (restaged by Francisco Muñoz III) Virginia Commonwealth University (Virginia), Dreams, Marsell Chavarria and Jelani Tayl Program C: Saturday, June 9, 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Belhaven University (Mississippi), Imag[(I)n]e, Erin Scheiwe Rockwell Connecticut College (Connecticut), "…and I will never, ever let you down.", Rachael Lieblein-Jurbala Macalester College (Minnesota), Just Her Time, Wynn Fricke Northern Illinois University (Illinois), ENUF, Paula Frasz Sam Houston State University (Texas), Umbilic, Jared Doster Scottsdale Community College (Arizona), Canned, Kalin Green Scripps College (California), Nneka, Cynthia Irobunda University of Maryland Baltimore County (Maryland), Now Elsewhere, Maia Schechter University of Montana (Montana), Every^Man (Alright), Tsiambwom Akuchu University of South Carolina (South Carolina), Honor and Ash by Shaun Boyle PLEASE NOTE: Program C contains content with explicit language