News and Events

WUDE Spring Concert 2016

Webster University Dance Ensemble presented its annual spring concert on the Browning MainStage of the Loretto-Hilton Center, April 29–May 1.  Story in Webster Today.

Spring Creations Concert, April 8

On April 8, 2016 Webster Dance will present their Spring Creations Concert: An Informal Showing and Sharing of Student Choreographed Works. All proceeds help the Department of Dance and Dance Club attend the American College Dance Conference! Check out the press release in Webster Today.
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ACDA Central Region Conference in Anderson, Indiana

Webster University's Department of Dance traveled by charter bus to Anderson University for the annual Central Region Conference of ACDA March 11–16, 2016. Webster dancers presented two choreographic works in the Adjudicated Concerts and an additional piece in the Informal Concerts. Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) candidates Cheyenne Phillips and Taiya Deria presented their pieces “While Drifting” and “A Crumpled Piece” on March 12, in the first Adjudicated Concert. BFA candidate Tyra Kopf performed “Part III: The Product” on March 14 in the first Informal Concert. More information in Webster Today

Provost's Student/Faculty Collaborative Research Grant

Melanie Harvengt, Senior BFA Dance Major, submitted a proposal and was selected to receive the Provost's Student/Faculty Collaborative Research Grant to further explore her choreography for "The Living Space," with James Robey as her faculty sponsor. "The Living Space" was presented as an hour-long dance theatre concert at the Kranzberg Arts Center April 1 and 2. More information in the Webster Journal.

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Dancing Through the Decades

Webster University put the focus on Dance for it's Centennial Celebration! Check out the video recap and order of events!
100 Years of Webster: Dance Through the Decades
Webster 'Dances Through the Decades' Snapshots
Order Of Events and Johnny Rabbitt Radio

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"Welcome Home to the Future of Dance"

Department of Dance faculty member, Alicia Graf Mack, was the keynote speaker during “Welcome Home to the Future of Dance,” a Webster University event to celebrate its Centennial Year on September 25, 2015.  Check out the article in Webster University's News

Dance Students and Faculty Study Abroad in Thailand, Summer 2015

Webster University’s Department of Dance students, Department Chair, James Robey, and Artistic Director, Beckah Reed, recently returned from two months abroad at Webster University’s Thailand campus during the 2015 summer semester. These seven students studied Thai classical dance and created a culminating performance entitled, “East Meets West." Robey and Reed taught courses in dance as well as women studies. Check out the following articles!
Dance Students, Faculty Study Abroad with Webster Thailand
In the News: Thailand Dance Feature

2015 Messing Award

Department of Dance Chair, James Robey, was honored on May 8, 2015 as the recipient of the 2015 Wilma and Roswell Messing, Jr. Faculty Award. The award has been presented to a full-time faculty member for a summer activity that strengthens his or her curriculum and that improves the teaching/learning experience. The award provides the resources for a Webster University faculty member to complete international research projects and infuse the results of their studies into their curricula and teaching. Follow this link for more information!