Assistant Professor of Ballet Colleen Barnes traveled with a group of UA Dance majors to the East-Central conference of American College Dance Association (ACDA) last week in Athens, Ohio, where students took a full schedule of dance classes led by renowned teachers and choreographers.
UA students performed original pieces in an adjudicated concert. Molly Bagatto (sophomore) performed Kennedy Cole’s (junior) piece “I See Her Face,” receiving high recognition from the adjudicators and listed with the best in the conference.
New UA Assistant Lecturer for the School of Dance, Theatre, and Arts Administration, Alice Blumenfeld, received the Individual Excellence award from the Ohio Arts Council for her Choreography this February. Alice is also the Founder and Artistic Director of Northeast Ohio based dance company, ABREPASO flamenco. Click here to read full Ohio Arts Council article.
The National Center for Choreography at The University of Akron (NCCAkron) and The University of Akron School of Dance, Theatre, and Arts Administration (DTAA) are proud to announce Ideas in Motion, a joint initiative supported by NCCAkron, The University of Akron, The University of Akron Foundation, and the Mary Schiller Myers Lecture Series in the Arts. Kicking off this initiative is a new survey series called “21st Century Dance Practices” with classes led by some of the most exciting dance artists working today. Each spring beginning in 2020, nine artists will visit DTAA’s Modern V-VIII course with some classes being opened up to students from other disciplines to drop in as well.
The Spring 2020 artists are pictured above — from left to right, Samantha Speis,Brian Brooks, Dianne McIntyre, Liz Lerman, Raja Feather Kelly, Taja Will, Mustapha Braimah, Nicole Klaymoon, and Compagnie Hervé Koubi.
For more information on this exciting collaboration, visit nccakron.org.
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