The Department of Dance presents the 2022 Fall Dance concert, with choreography by dance faculty Audrey Baran, Kim Jones, and guest artist Rosangela Silvestre.
The program also features a work by student choreographer Arelys Duran Llorens. Her piece, entitled Under the Umbrellas, was selected from "Under Construction," the department’s newest initiative to support and develop student choreography, to be performed with faculty pieces in this fall concert. Seven student works with over 25 student dancers were mentored by faculty and performed in our lab theater in April 2022, and Under the Umbrellas was selected for further development and performance on the main stage. The piece is centered on Arelys’ Puerto Rican heritage and addresses a range of experiences from street parties to gun violence. Its intriguing arc and demonstration of coexisting contradictions open possibilities for new futures.