Webster Dance News

 


WUDE Spring Concert 2016

Spring Creations Concert, April 8
ACDA Central Region Conference at Anderson, IN
Harvengt receives Provost's Student/Faculty Collaborative Research Grant
Winter Dance Workshop, Feb 7 2016
Summer Dance Intensives 2016: Registration Open!
WebsterDance Fall Creations Concert, Dec 11
Dancing Through the Decades
BFA III, "Idle Hands & Racing Hearts"
BFA II, "On Normalcy"
BFA I, "Evert"

Centennial Features Alicia Graf Mack 
WebsterDance Season 2015-2016
Department of Dance in Thailand, Summer 2015
Department Chair Recipient of 2015 Messing Award


WUDE Spring Concert 2016

Webster University Dance Ensemble presents it's annual spring concert on the Browning MainStage of the Loretto-Hilton Center, 130 Edgar Road on Friday and Saturday, April 29 and 30 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 1, at 2 p.m. only. 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 follow this link to the article in Webster Today.
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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, IN

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 Deriapresented 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. Follow this link for more information in Webster Today!


Provost's Student/Faculty Collaborative Research Grant

Melanie Harvengt, Senior B.F.A. 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. For more information, click this link to the article published about Melanie's project in the Webster Journal.

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Summer Dance Intensives 2016: Registration Open!

Click the photo below for registration information or follow this link to the page in our website.
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Winter Dance Workshop

Registration is now open for the annual Winter Dance Workshop held by the Department of Dance in Webster University’s Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts! Held Feb. 7, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Jean and Wells Hobler Center for Dance, the workshop invites high school students to participate in classes taught by Department of Dance faculty, enjoy lunch and discuss college life. For more information : Winter Dance Workshop 2016!

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Fall Creations Concert, Dec. 11, 2015

On December 11, 2015 WebsterDance will present their Fall 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!


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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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BFA III Capstone Concert, "Idle Hands & Racing Hearts" 
Nov. 20-21, 2015

Webster University’s Department of Dance presents, "Idle Hands and Racing Hearts", the third and final concert of three Bachelor of Fine Arts Capstone Concert's in the 2015-2016 dance performance season. "Idle Hands and Racing Hearts" will take place November 20 and 21 at 7:30pm in the Jean and Wells Hobler Center for Dance. The concert merges dance and musical theatre, director and choreographed by Rachel Goldman.

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BFA II Capstone Concert, "On Normalcy" Nov. 5-7, 2015

Webster University’s Department of Dance presents, "On Normalcy", the second of three Bachelor of Fine Arts Capstone Concert's in the 2015-2016 dance performance season. "On Normalcy" will take place November 5 and 6 at 7:30pm and November 7 at 2pm in Webster Hall on the ground level, Stage III. The concert includes choreography by Taiya Deria, Melanie Harvengt, and Tyra Kopf.

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BFA I Capstone Concert, "Evert" Oct. 7-10, 2015

Webster University’s Department of Dance presents, "Evert", the first of three Bachelor of Fine Arts Capstone Concert's in the 2015-2016 dance performance season. "Evert" will take place October 8 and 9 at 7:30pm and October 10 at 2PM in Webster Hall on the ground level, Stage III. The concert includes choreography by Shannon Haubrich, Cheyenne Phillips, Lauren Sandberg, and Morgan Smith. Follow the link to Webster Today!

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"Welcome Home to the Future of Dance"

Department of Dance Faculty, Alicia Graf Mack, is the keynote speaker during “Welcome Home to the Future of Dance,” a Webster University event to celebrate its Centennial Year. The presentation will take place September 25, 2015 at 9:15am in the Loretto-Hilton Center on Webster University's Webster Groves Campus. Check out the article in Webster University's News as well as the updated event posting for more information. 



2015-2016 Performance Season Announced!

The calendar of events for 2015-16 is now available! 
Click the photo to below to see a full size version, save it and mark your calendar!

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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

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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!