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D&E Dance Festival: The Meaning of Buck Dance

April 11, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

$15
 

Dance Festival Concert: The Meaning of Buck Dance

Saturday, April 11, 8:00 p.m.
Harper-McNeeley Auditorium, Myles Center for the Arts
Adults: $15; Students and Seniors: $8; Children Under 13: $5; D&E Students, Faculty and Staff: FREE
The Meaning of Buck Dance, directed by D&E Assistant Professor of Dance Emily Oleson, investigates the origins behind the term “buck dance,” which in tap dance histories is used to describe an early American percussive dance style. This piece takes the choreography from a short video taken by Thomas Edison in 1894, considered by some to be the first recorded clip of buck dance, and uses it as a springboard for new choreographic directions. The dancers create micro-choreographies in real time on stage, using the technique of freestyling in their respective forms to compare different dance styles in conversation. Collaborating artists include Junious Brickhouse, the executive director of Urban Artistry; Matthew Olwell, co-director of Good Foot Dance Company; Russell Campbell, an artistic director for Urban Artistry; and Baakari Wilder, assistant director for Capitol Tap. The piece was selected by The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for its 13th Annual Local Dance Commissioning Project. The world premiere performance, choreographed by Baakari Wilder and performed by Urban Artistry with Good Foot Dance Company, was presented September 19-20, 2013 on the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage. Presented by Davis & Elkins College and the Division of Fine & Performing Arts. For more information, call the D&E Box Office at 304-637-1255 or the Division of Fine & Performing Arts at 304-637-1212.

Details

Date:
April 11, 2015
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost:
$15
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Website:
http://www.dewv.edu/arts-entertainment/2014-2015-season/cultural-series

Organizer

Davis and Elkins College
Phone:
304-637-1900
Email:
feedback@dewv.edu
Website:
http://www.dewv.edu/arts-entertainment

Venue

Harper McNeeley Auditorium, Davis and Elkins College
100 Campus Drive
Elkins, WV 26241 United States
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Phone:
304-636-1824
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