The Department of Dance at Kennesaw State University, located just north of Atlanta, is home to the largest collegiate dance program in Georgia, offering a Bachelor of Arts degree with concentrations in ballet and contemporary modern dance.
BODYTRAFFIC uses the creative spirit of its Los Angeles home as a
backdrop for delivering performances that inspire audiences around
the globe to simply love dance. Since its founding in 2007 by Artistic
Director Tina Finkelman Berkett, the company has held fast to its mission
of championing contemporary dance, educating audiences, and inciting
positive change. Its goal is simple: get the world moving.
In YAG, Batsheva Dance Company’s first production adapted especially for the screen, house choreographer Ohad Naharin uses cinematic language to communicate his work both as director and choreographer.
“Love of dancing, longing, transformation of emotions into pure movement, dancers infusing content I have not written, refinement and exaggeration, family, touch, texture, flow, laughter at oneself, death, time, body, passion, imagination, fortune cookies, nudity, Hamutz-Hamutz, red, groove, control, pleasure, giving up.” — Ohad Naharin
Choreographed and performed by Montreal-based company Tentacle Tribe, this new work combines elements of contemporary dance, street dance, and martial arts in a physical score that echoes the subtle pulse of respiration. The invigorating power of the breath, and its circulation in the organism, are embodied and magnified by this energetic, architectonically-rich dance. From technical feats to dreamlike sequences, Ghost is a welcome breath of fresh air.
Andrea Knowlton and Lisa K. Lock
Join us for an evening of contemporary and classical choreography highlighting the diverse artistic voices that make KSU Dance a leader in undergraduate education in the Southeast. This concert features four original dance works, including two works by KSU Dance Faculty members Andrea Knowlton and Artistic Director, Lisa K. Lock. Audiences will also be treated to works by Ido Gidron, former dancer with Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company II and the Batsheva Ensemble, and Heath Gill of Terminus Modern Ballet Theater.
The Eleo Pomare/Glen Connor Summer Residency concert features the work of two acclaimed choreographers in the dance world: Omar Román de Jesús and Annalee Traylor. This evening of cutting-edge choreography promises to be innovative and inspiring.