The Dance Department is proud to present faculty-mentored undergraduate creative projects that feature movement-based research. Dance artists share their ideas through live performance and discussion. These new works demonstrate the ability to allow inspiration and creativity to flow between research, rehearsal and the stage. We hope you will enjoy the show!

Time: 12:20 – 1:20 p.m.
Location: William Gillespie Performance Studio 1100

The Effects of Literature on the Choreographic Process

UROP Fellow: Jade Cole

Faculty Mentor: Loretta Livingston

Title: Between the Lines

Choreographer: Jade Cole

Music: “The Burren” (guitar cover) by Ben Howard

Dancer: Madeleine Faye Schreifels

K is for Kapamilya

UROP Fellow: Carl Cubero

Faculty Mentor: Jennifer Fisher

Choreographer: Carl Cubero

Music: “Ewan Ko Ba” by Sylvia La Torre

Dancers: Edgar Aguirre and Carl Ponce Cubero

A Creative Exploration of Growth through Adversity

UROP Fellow: Emily Davis

Faculty Mentor: Diane Diefenderfer

Title: The Unknown

Choreographer: Emily Davis

Music: “Diving Board” a poem by Shel Silverstein

Dancer: Emily Davis; Poem Performer: Dominik Haws

AJ Goes to ADF

UROP Fellow: AJ Dirickson

Faculty Mentor: Chad Michael Hall

Title: A Place for Us

Choreographer: AJ Dirickson

Music: “Ode to a Nightingale” by John Keats

Dancer: AJ Dirickson

Abigail: A BFA Dance Thesis Concert

UROP Fellow: Chelsea Freeman

Faculty Mentor: Loretta Livingston

Title: Excerpt from “Personal Fable”

Choreographer: Chelsea Freeman

Music: “Heal Me” by Arctic Lake

Dancers: Megumi Iwama and Andre Rivera

Seeing comes before words

UROP Fellow: Emily Guerard

Faculty Mentor: Loretta Livingston

Title: Excerpt from “Seeing comes before words”

Choreographer: Emily Guerard

Music: Original sound score by Emily Guerard

Dancer: Bryn Gallager

CO7LAB: Collaboration across Art Mediums

UROP Fellow: Simon Harrison

Faculty Mentor: Loretta Livingston

Title: Excerpt from “Putting ideas forward on the table”

Choreographer: Simon Harrison

Music: Giovanni Menuni

Dancers: Emily Guerard and Madeleine Schreifels

Alize Irby’s Thesis: Bloom

UROP Fellow: Alize Irby

Faculty Mentor: Jennifer Fisher

Choreographer: Alize Irby

Dancer: Ashley Bolden

Alize and Ongelle’s Experience Auditioning for Professional Companies in Dallas, TX

UROP Fellows: Alize Irby and Ongelle Johnson

Faculty Mentor: Sheron Wray

Title: Auditioning

Choreographers: Alize Irby and Ongelle Johnson

Dancers: Alize Irby and Ongelle Johnson

The Process Within: BFA Thesis

UROP Fellow: Megumi Iwama

Faculty Mentor: Tong Wang

Title: excerpt from “Liquefy”

Choreographer: Megumi Iwama

Music: “Primacy of Number” Phillip Glass

Dancers: Racquel Mar, Emma Walsh, Emily Yamashita, Kristy Dai, Chiaki Takebayashi

What is contemporary dance?

UROP Fellow: Megumi Iwama

Faculty Mentor: Chad Michael Hall

Title: Excerpt from “I can't”

Choreographer: Megumi Iwama

Music: Small Memory- Jon Hopkins

Dancer: Megumi Iwama

This is Life

UROP Fellow: Kimberly Joyce

Faculty Mentor: Kelli Sharp

Title: Excerpt from “Painted”

Choreographer: Kimberly Joyce

Music: All Res- Gogo Penguin

Dancers: Emma Andres, Elise Holmes, Alyssa Muller, Morgan Rice

Open Space

UROP Fellow: Emeline Lotherington

Faculty Mentor: Loretta Livingston

Title: Open Space

Choreographer: Emeline Lotherington

Music: “Because” by the Beatles

Dancers: Lexi Bormeth, Nagisa Komori, Emeline Lotherington, Alyssa Muller, Jerica Tan, Jaliyah Wilkinson

Acknowledging the Psyche

UROP Fellow: Andre Rivera

Faculty Mentor: Loretta Livingston

Title: Excerpt from “Not without”

Choreographer: Andre Rivera

Music: “Pray You Catch Me” by Beyoncé

Dancers: Chelsea Freeman, Megumi Iwama, Ongelle Johnson

Preparing for a Career in Modern Dance: Choreography as a Communication Medium

UROP Fellow: Sara Schroerlucke

Faculty Mentor: Molly Lynch

Title: [with] love

Choreographer: Sara Schroerlucke

Music: “Clarinet Concerto no.2 in a Flat Major,” Op.74, by Carl Maria Von Weber

Dancers: Ongelle Johnson, AJ Dirickson, Edgar Aguirre, Molly Gray

Silent Conversations: Discovering Dance as a Functional Tool to Improve Communication

UROP Fellow: Emma Walsh

Faculty Mentor: Molly Lynch

Title: Excerpt from “Communicate [with]”

Choreographer: Emma Walsh

Music: “Vorrei” by 4TU

Dancers: Jamie Elster and Ongelle Johnson

Bare Bones Dance Theater

UROP Fellows: Annika Alejo, Simon Harrison, Ashley Bolden, Jade Cole, Aine Dorman, Chelsea Freeman, Linzey Guerra, Molly Gray, Megumi Iwama, Jessica Leyva, Samantha Lin, Rae Michaud, Sara Schroerlucke, Olivia Stroud

Faculty Mentor: Diane Diefenderfer

Title: Sind’

Choreographer: Radhanath Thialan

Music: Faraualla

Dancers: Carrie Cox, Jemima Choong, Emeline Lotherington

Preserving and Proliferating Donald McKayle’s Legacy through Participation in the Etude Ensemble

UROP Fellows: (Donald McKayle’s 2016-2017 Etude Ensemble) Edgar Aguirre, John Barclay, Carl Cubero, Julia DePaoli, Martha Gray, Dominik Haws, Alexander Hoang, Emily Hoff, Alize Irby, Megumi Iwama, Mikensie Johnson, Ongelle Johnson, Gabriela Maduro, Racquel Mar, Randolph Rivera, Kiana Robinson, Emma Walsh

Faculty Mentors: Donald McKayle and Loretta Livingston

Title: Excerpt from “I’ve Known Rivers” (2005)

Choreographer: Donald McKayle

Music: Margaret Bonds, Darryl Taylor, Maria Corley

Dancers: Megumi Iwama

UNPREDICTABLE DANCE: Purposeful Moments on Tour in Italy

UROP Fellows: Annika Alejo, Emily Guerard, Simon Harrison, Emma Walsh

Faculty Mentor: Lisa Naugle

Title: Excerpt from "La Tempesta”

Choreographer: Lisa Naugle in collaboration with the dancers

Music: Riccardo Santoboni

Dancers: Annika Alejo, Emily Guerard, Simon Harrison, Emma Walsh

Bridging the Gap

UROP Fellows: Edgar Aguirre and Brooke Bierling

Faculty Mentor: Kelli Sharp

Title: Reflections in Casco

Choreographers: Edgar Aguirre and Brooke Bierling

Music: Reggaeton Lento by CNCO, Primera Cita

Dancers: Edgar Aguirre and Brooke Bierling