Our inaugural Lecture /Demonstration Series: Inside the Dancer's Studio with Spelman Dance Theatre Artist-in-Residence, will introduce nationally renowned choreographers, Jessi Knight Walker and Marjani Fortè. This series allows us an up close look into choreographers' inspirations, creative process and philosophy. We are thrilled to have these insightful and engaging guest artists share their dance research to our Spelman students and the Atlanta dance community.
March 26, 2014
7 p.m. - 8 p.m. - Giles Hall Rm 106
Preview works-in-progress that will be preformed in our Spring Concert. This informal studio concert welcomes guests to view the dancers in their own rehearsal space. A Q&A session with dancers and choreographers will be held immediately after the performance.
March 31, 2014
The Misrepresentations of the Black Female Body in Dance Performance Panel Discussion
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Panelists include choreographers, scholars and curators: Camille A. Brown, Angela Harris, Makeba Dixon-Hill, Michelle Hite and Shannan Smith. The discussion will be moderated by T. Lang.
April 3-6, 2014
April 3-5 - 7 p.m.
April 6 - 3 p.m.
Oedipus Rex chronicles the story of Oedipus, a man who becomes the king of Thebes who was destined from birth to murder his father Laius and marry his mother Jocasta. The play is an example of a classic tragedy, noticeably containing an emphasis on how Oedipus's own faults contribute to the tragic hero's downfall, as opposed to having fate be the sole cause.
The adaptation is very accessible for today's audiences, and several women have been cast in traditional male roles for this production, including the role of Creon played by Spelman drama major, Laila Lloyd. The production is free and open to the public.
April 9, 2014
7 p.m - Giles Hall Rm 106
Come out and enjoy the student choreography showcase. Guests are encouraged to give constructive feedback to the student choreographers during the post discussion talk back.
April 24 - 27, 2014
Spelman Dance Department Spring Dance Concert
April 24, 25, 26: 8 p.m.
April 27: 3 p.m.
John D. Rockefeller Fine Arts Building, Baldwin Burroughs Auditorium
Spelman Dance Theatre performs original works choreographed by Spelman College's illustsrious dance faculty along with celebrated national choreographers Marjani Force and Jessi Knight Walker. These works elegantly layer full-bodied dancing with clear visceral intent. By showcasing unique language of movement that creates an abstract narrative surrounding identity, belonging and community.