Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 9:50am
By:
Alan Flurry

The department of dance steps into the Spotlight beginning tonight with its 2018 Senior Exit and YCL Emerging Choreographers Concert at 8 p.m. in the New Dance Theatre, located in the Dance Building on Sanford Drive:

The Senior Exit Dance Concert is a compilation of knowledge and artistic decisions that each dance major has discovered for themselves in the last four years. From various music and styles of dance, the show encompasses a spectrum of creativity and developed works of art. This year’s concert showcases pieces choreographed by two senior dance majors.

BFA candidates Nieya Amezquita and Samantha Miller will present pieces that showcase their artistic voice and passion through the art of dance. Each has been given the opportunity to experiment with their creative process as choreographers to create works that demonstrate dynamic movement, choreographic devices and expressive concepts learned throughout their time as students in the UGA dance department. 

Amezquita’s piece explores the integration of social psychological theories of attraction found in everyday life through contemporary movement. Miller’s piece explores the theatrical side of dance while utilizing movement as a narrative, storytelling device. 

Additional works from emerging choreographers Madison Calderwood, Baylee Davenport, Kristin Jaspers, Claire Korfas, Claire Peoples and Amber Thompson, who are all working towards their undergraduate degree in dance, also will be presented. 

Congratulations to these amazing UGA students, pursuing expressions of dynamic creativity while informing the artistic richness of campus at the highest levels. In a broad learning environment with varied and diverse academic offerings, movement and choreography combine scholarship and inquiry in a unique, ageless harmony. If you haven't attended a dance concert in a while or ever, don't miss the opportunities this week to support our student performers and artists.

8 p.m. in the New Dance Theatre, tonight through Friday Nov. 9

Image: photo by Jason Thrasher via the department of dance Instagram