Winter Dances 2019

Winter Dances 2019: Dancer Caroline Schmidt executes a graceful athletic leap against a background of modern interior architecture

Thursday, January 24th through Sunday, January 27th

  

Dates/times

Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 7:30pm
Friday, January 25, 2019 - 7:30pm
Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 7:30pm
Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 2:00pm
 
 

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This evening of original student choreography is an annual event that is part of the Bachelor’s of Fine Art (“BFA”) dance program. Students in the Dance major study the creation of time-based art for the proscenium stage - as choreographers, dancers, and lighting designers. The students also fill roles behind-the-scenes as stage managers, costume and lighting designers and master electricians.

I came into the first day of rehearsal knowing I wanted my piece to be based off a personal experience of stargazing in the beautiful country side of Leeds, New York. The dancers and I discussed moments of feeling very small looking up at the stars above and the sky seeming so expansive. We discovered movement based off words, poems and dissecting movement apart. The piece took a turn when we went to the WWU planetarium and experienced the patterns and intensities that lie beyond what the eye can see. Patterns in the bodies of stars are represented by the fleeting moments created by the bodies of the dancers.
- Caroline Schmidt talking about her piece

Featuring works by

  • Nolan Dennett
  • Valerie Goliff
  • Hannah Goebel
  • Naquoia Bautista
  • Camille Dale in collaboration with the dancers
  • Ellie Evans
  • James Innes
  • Gabriella Ross
  • Caroline Schmidt and dancers

 

a dancer hangs in midair, defying gravity - she could be rising or falling

 

Unless otherwise indicated, there is no late seating or admission to events. Please contact the event organizer if you are unable to arrive on time.

 

For disability accommodations, please contact the department presenting the event. Disability access information is available online at Parking Services, and further resources can be found on Western's Disability Resources website.

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