The department of dance presents the Emerging Choreographers Informal Showing on Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 6 at 3 p.m. in the New Dance Theatre in the dance building on Sanford Drive:
The showing marks the second performance of the annual fall semester Young Choreographers Series, which premieres choreographic works by UGA dance majors. The works reflect each choreographer's creative process, movement vocabulary and artistic perspective.
"After working all semester conceiving a choreographic idea, developing vocabulary and then crafting that material in space and time with dancers, it is always quite interesting to see the variety of works that manifest," said Rebecca Gose, an associate professor of dance.
The students prepared the pieces within either the Young Choreographers' Lab or Dance Composition I course. The works count toward the students' fulfillment of their bachelor's or bachelor's of fine arts degrees in dance.
Dance remains one of the world's most important art forms and we are fortunate to have such a vibrant program on campus. It's crucial to retain the language of dance and engage its subtle use of movement to express emotion and tell stories, as a performer as well as a spectator. Come celebrate the accomplishments of these student choreographers as you sharpen your appreciation and enjoyment of dance.