Dance in Concert 2024

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Equal Opportunity Institution. 24+ hours advance notice is appreciated for accommodations.

Dance in Concert offers an exciting array of contemporary and hip-hop fusion choreography. Audiences will be swept up in the beauty and grace of the dancing, will laugh out loud at Pam Kuntz's award winning duet, and be moved by the feats of physicality and trajectories of movement within the choreography.

This concert will feature the work of our 2024 Guest Artist, Barbara Lima. Barbara Lima is a Brazilian dancer, choreographer and artistic director based in Oregon, United States. She got her major degree at the Angel Vianna University (BRA) and for over 15 years has been extending her talent into multiple areas of expertise, as a performer, a director, a producer, a teacher, a writer and a visionary.

She is a featured dancer of the documentary Believe the Beat, a documentary that has been screened at Hip Hop Film Festival in NY, Oregon Independent Film Festival, Portland Film Festival, Latin American Film Festival in Romania, Vancouver Arts Academy in WA, and others. Barbara has performed in theaters and festivals around the world such as Theatre de la Ville in Paris and Danse a Lille (FRA), Hellerau (GER), Kunsten Festival des Arts (BEL), Pact Zollverein (GER), Theatro Municipal in Rio de Janeiro (BRA), Wiener Festwochen (AUS) and many others. As an Artistic Director she has staged and performed her works at Reperages – Le Gymnase|Centre de Développement Chorégraphique in France, Interplay/Mosaico Danza in Turin, Italy, Dança em Trânsito, H2K – Rio Hip Hop Kemp and Arena Hibrida in Brazil and Groovin GreenHouse at Polaris Dance Theatre. USA.

Barbara Lima was in-residence at WWU and set an original hip-hop fusion piece on the students.

The performance also showcases the work of Dance Faculty Emma Hreljanovic, Pam Kuntz, Ethan Rome, and Angela Sebastian, with BFA Capstone solos presented by Malina Davis, Karen Kao, Lisette Knudsen, Faith McMahon, Abby Rossi, and Gillian Schlichtmann.

Photo credit: Clinton James