'400 Forward' Fall 2019 Dance Concert

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Event date
Oct 17,2019
Event Time range
07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
Event Date range
17 - 19 October 2019

Alabama State University’s Department of Theatre Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Dance Program presents “400 Forward” Fall 2019 Dance Concert on October 17-19 at ASU’s Leila Barlow Theatre.

African Americans have been documented in America for 400 years. This concert celebrates what the African American experience will possibly be 400 years from now. These afrofuturistic, science-fiction and extraterrestrial reflections empower the performers, choreographers, and audiences to explore the joys of the future.

The concert was influenced by this season’s newly appointed BFA Dance Faculty, Artistic Director, Lindsay Renea Benton. The production will feature choreography by the newly appointed BFA Dance Director, James R. Atkinson, Jr., faculty member Jerome Stigler, and distinguished guest choreographers, Quan Littleton (BFA Dance Alumni, B.T.W.), and Montgomery Ballet Company member Regina Metayer, and our celebrity world-renowned dancer and choreographer Anthony Burrell (Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, and Philidanco).

“400 Forward” also will feature contemporary ballet, modern, jazz, and additional movement styles influenced by the African Diaspora. The production also will explore the musical composition of Kamasi Washington, Philip Glass, Brent Lewis and many more.

The creative process of “400 Forward” has allowed the students, faculty and artistic team to explore new dimensions of time inside the African Diaspora. It is extremely relevant to the forward-thinking and progressive moment of African Americans as artists, leaders and community members. Don’t miss this dynamic evening of dance that will leave you wanting more from the ASU BFA Dance Program. This illuminating performance will indeed be a great way to enjoy your weekend.

This program has been made possible by grant funding from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and National Endowment for the Arts.

Tickets are $12.00 for adults, $6.00 for students with a valid ASU ID, and are available at the ASU stadium ticket office at 334-229-4551.

For more information, call 334-229-6929 / News media contact: Kenneth Mullinax, 334-229-4104.