Posting Date: April 8, 2011
Kennesaw State Dance Company presents Student Dance Concert
Event showcases senior choreography projects
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KENNESAW, Ga.—The Kennesaw State University Dance Company will present the Student Dance Concert, April 22-23 at 8 p.m. in the Howard Logan Stillwell Theater. The concert features six original works choreographed by members of the graduating class of the KSU Program in Dance. The students selected to have their work featured are:
John Welker (Independent Study Project)
The pieces were selected by a faculty jury based on their artistic merit, choreographic and intellectual content.
Ivan Pulinkala, director of the dance program, says the Student Dance Concert is a culmination of undergraduate curricular and artistic experiences for the student choreographers within the KSU Program in Dance. “They have the opportunity to work with and lead their peers on choreographic projects they develop within the senior seminar and senior project classes. They are mentored by a faculty member through the process, and have the opportunity to adjudicate their projects for inclusion in the spring student dance concert.”
The Student Dance Concert represents a learning opportunity for the student dancers, as well as the choreographers. Freshman Genevieve Colangelo, member of the KSU Dance Company, has been working on Camia Green’s piece throughout the semester. She says the experience has been fun, but also challenging, saying, “I’ve definitely learned a lot of patience. You have to set your friendship with the choreographer aside and let them lead. Overall, though, it’s been a really rewarding experience. I can’t wait to see the final product.”
The KSU Dance Company is a pre-professional dance company that performs on campus, regionally and nationally. The mission of the KSU Dance Company is to bring concert dance to the community as well as serve the mission of education in dance through its outreach programs. Every year, the company tours regional venues, performing and educating students about dance as a performing art. Through this outreach program, students in the company gain valuable touring experience while serving an important community mission.
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Kennesaw State University is the third-largest university in Georgia, offering more than 70 graduate and undergraduate degrees, including new doctorates in education, business and nursing. A member of the 35-unit University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State is a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing student population of more than 22,500 from 142 countries.
The KSU College of the Arts is one of only four Georgia institutions to have achieved full national accreditation for all of its arts departments.