Posting Date: April 25, 2011
KSU Program in Dance partners with gloATL
Partnership will benefit dance students
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KSU Dance Company
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KENNESAW, Ga.—The Program in Dance at Kennesaw State University has recently announced the launch of a new artistic partnership with gloATL. The partnership is aimed at providing a venue for artistic collaboration between the two institutions. Artists from gloATL will lead workshops and develop creative collaborations at Kennesaw State University. Undergraduate dance majors at Kennesaw State will have the opportunity to attend gloLAB, a contemporary workshop where artists discover their creative identities. Collaborative projects will serve the metro Atlanta dance community and bring together the city’s newest dance organizations in a unique partnership aimed at changing the landscape dance in Atlanta.
The Kennesaw State University Program in Dance is housed in the Department of Theatre, Performance Studies and Dance within the College of the Arts. The program was started in fall 2005 under the direction of Ivan Pulinkala, and has quickly grown into one of the leading undergraduate dance programs in the southeast, offering a Bachelor of Arts degree in dance with more than 100 dance majors. The Kennesaw State University Dance Company has received several regional and national recognitions, including the honor of being selected in 2008 and 2010 to represent the southeast at the National American College Dance Festivals held at the Miller Theatre in New York City and at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
Led by contemporary artist, Lauri Stallings, gloATL burst onto the Atlanta arts scene in July 2009 with a series of outstanding multidisciplinary performance works. Only 20 months later, gloATL has touched 42,000 people with roaming pieces, installations and educational workshops. Rooted in contemporary dance, gloATL has premiered six public works for nontraditional spaces (four Atlanta premieres spanning from downtown to Midtown to Castleberry Hills and Buckhead, as well as two premieres in New York City). gloATL productions are created in Atlanta for Atlanta (and the world) and employ an international roster of dancers, artists, musicians, designers and technicians.
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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.