Posting Date: March 20, 2012


Kennesaw State University presents Student Dance Concert

Senior student choreographers showcase their work


KENNESAW, Ga.—April 8, 2013—Kennesaw State University will present the Student Dance Concert on April 26-27 at 8 p.m. in the Howard Logan Stillwell Theater. The performances will feature original works choreographed by members of the graduating class of the KSU Department of Dance.

A faculty jury assessed the works based on their artistic merit, choreographic and intellectual content, and then selected six student choreographers out of fifteen graduating seniors. The student choreographers selected by the jury are Katie-Ruth Bennett, Dale Desiree Browne, Indya Childs, Alayna Fergus, Patrice Goodlow, and Morgan Hairston.

The dance concert will also showcase the work of senior Erin Rauch and junior Zachary Richardson, two students who choreographed works for the American College Dance Festival. Senior dance student Caroline Freedlund will also present a brief presentation on a research paper she developed for her senior thesis.

"The Department of Dance is proud to celebrate the choreographic and written scholarship of our graduating class of seniors at the 2013 Student Dance Concert,” says Dr. Ivan Pulinkala, interim dean of the College of the Arts and chair of the Department of Dance. “Our commitment to developing well-rounded artists and scholars will be evident through the quality and diversity of programming that was produced following a year-long study in aesthetics, critical theory, conceptual development and choreographic practice.”

“This year’s concert will feature student choreographed repertory, performed by the KSU Dance Company, and supported with lighting design by students from the Department of Theatre and Performance Studies,” Pulinkala explains.

“Assisting these young students in the discovery of their own creative and scholastic voices, and then seeing them shape those voices into works worthy of production, has truly been an inspirational experience,” said Dance Professor Stevan Novakovich.

Tickets for the Student Dance Concert are $20. Discounts are available for KSU personnel, seniors, military and groups. For more information and to purchase tickets, contact the KSU Box Office online or at 770-423-6650.


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Kennesaw State University is the third-largest university in Georgia, offering 80 graduate and undergraduate degrees, including doctorates in education, business and nursing, and a Ph.D. in international conflict management. A member of the 35-unit University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State is a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing population of more than 24,100 students 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.


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