Dance students will perform two works outdoors on the University main campus, which will be filmed for the publicly streamed Spring Dance Concert on April 23.
See Hear Look Here, choreographed by Visiting Assistant Professor Audrey Baran, is a site-specific work performed in the round between the Rowe Arts building and Belk Plaza. Created in collaboration with the dancers, this piece revolves around concepts of perspective, varying viewpoints, and shared experiences and is a “choose your own adventure” sound experience. Viewers should bring their own phones and headphones or earbuds to hear music while watching the work. Each viewer will select one of three tracks provided through links, and the option to watch and listen in silence is also available. Click here to choose your music →
Révérance for a Restless Year, choreographed by Assistant Professor of Dance Education Marissa Nesbit and the dancers with original music by Shamou, takes place on the trail surrounding Hechenbleikner Lake. The run time is approximately 28 minutes, during which time the dancers make 1 ½ circuits of the trail. Created through a collaborative process, Révérance for a Restless Year began with the dancers reflecting on individual changes in their own lives through journaling and discussion; they then generated and arranged movement sequences in response to these ideas. The material developed into traveling phrases and repeating sequences that create an ongoing ritual of reflection and connection as we move toward closure.