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Leigh Gerdine Presents Webster University Dance Ensemble 2017

Apr. 17, 2017

Fine Arts Department Presents Webster University Dance Ensemble 2017
Webster dance student Stephanie Borcherding (photo by: Gerry Love)

Webster's Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts Department of Dance presents the Webster University Dance Ensemble 2017(WUDE), under the artistic direction of Beckah Reed.

This year’s concert shares contemporary choreography from international artist Nejla Yatkin; environmental performer and alumna Heather Sultz, and a collaboration with the dancers of Big Muddy Dance Company, with choreographer Thom Dancy. Webster's fine faculty concludes the diverse program with aerial dance, ballet and a contemporary piece that explores some of the challenges of technology in 2017.

WUDE will perform on the Virginia Browning Mainstage of the Loretto-Hilton Center, 130 Edgar Road on Friday and Saturday, April 28 and 29 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 30 at 2 p.m. Admission is $12 for the general public and $6 for students and seniors.

Contact the Fine Arts Hotline at 314-968-7128 for tickets, or for more information.

Dance Students' Choreography Selected for Gala at ACDA Conference

Apr. 13, 2017

23 Dance Students Attended the ACDA Central Region Conference
Donnie (DJ) Duncan, student choreographer and dancer

On Tuesday, March 28, 23 Webster University dance students, both majors and minors, boarded a bus to Wichita, Kansas for the American College Dance Association’s (ACDA) Central Region conference for four days of workshops, concerts, presenting choreography, and performing.

Senior student choreographers Jacob Henss and Donnie (DJ) Duncan presented their choreography for adjudication and Camaron D. Ballard presented his choreography in an informal concert. Of the 40 dances presented for adjudication, 10 were chosen for the Gala Concert.

The adjudicated works come from national guest artists, faculty, and students with the adjudicators not knowing whether they are observing a faculty or student’s work. Both Henss’ duet, which he performed with Josiah Gundersen, and Duncan’s solo work were chosen for the Gala Concert.

“Attending this conference is always a highlight of the year,” says assistant professor and department chair, James Robey. “Jacob and DJ both having their work chosen for the Gala Concert is an honor and testament to the talent, creativity, and innovation of Webster students and faculty.” 

Support for students to attend the conference came from the Student Government Association, the Dance Club, and the Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts.

Registration Open for Summer Dance Intensive 2017

Summer Intensive 2017

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