Dance Series 2017-18

2125 Stanley Street by Dahlia Nayar
Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 8:00 p.m.
Wriston Art Gallery

2125 Stanley Street is a performance exploring notions of home.  Choreographer Dahlia Nayar collaborates with dancer Margaret Sunghe Paek and composer Loren Kiyoshi Dempster in a sound, visual and movement excavation of the artists' own cultural hybridity, investigating the transfer and loss of meaning between generations pre- and post- immigration.  Stanley Street is highly adaptable to alternative spaces (from grange halls to galleries), inviting the audience into a makeshift "home" of initially recognizable domestic objects and daily tasks that become reinvented through layers of virtuosic movement and a multilingual electronic soundscape with live cello.

The presentation of 2125 Stanley Street by Dahlia Nayar was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with additional support form the National Endowment for the Arts.

Stephanie Nugent
Monday, February 19, 2018, 5:00 p.m.
Esch Studio, Warch Campus Center

Stephanie Nugent is a choreographer, performer, and educator of dance/theater and contact improvisation, invested in collaborations with artists and scholars addressing social issues surrounding empathy and communication.

Artistic Director of Nugent Dance, presenting her choreography, improvisation scores, and inter-disciplinary collaborations throughout the US and in Italy since 2001, Stephanie has also performed internationally with Ririe Woodbury Dance Company, Keith Johnson/Dancers, Malashock Dance and Company, Victoria Marks, Eun Jung Choi, Selene Carter, and Della Davidson, and has collaborated with artists including Miguel Azcue, Eve Beglarian, Kim Epifano, Stefan Fabry, Carmela Hermann, Suzanne Lappas, Lower Left, Kristen Smiarowski, and Shel Wagner Rasch since 1991.

Friday, April 13, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
Esch Studio, Warch Campus Center

bkSOUL dance company, founded in 2001, is a community of artists who share culture, language and soul. Grounded in rhythm and beats, drawing from different movement traditions, bkSOUL redefines hip hop through body, sound and spoken word. As hip hop lovers, we create a new paradigm to experience hip hop culture. Seeking to embody social justice and activism, bkSOUL expresses and performs to fight racism, inequality, and other forms of oppression.