BFA Dancers Present Concerts Over Two Weeks
By Hazel Scott/ASU
This year’s 14 seniors from Alabama State University’s Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Dance Program are presenting one of their capstone projects – two weeks of riveting concert presentations.
The BFA's series of dance concerts will be held at 6 p.m. on the evenings of March 9-10 and March 16-17 in the Tullibody Fine Arts Building in the Lelia Barlow Theatre, 845 S. Jackson Street.
The concerts paint an engaging and captivating picture of these students’ experience and time at ASU.
"These students have almost completed a very rigorous and very full BFA curriculum at ASU, and these Senior Capstone concerts are the culmination of what they've learned. Gifted, talented, skilled, trained, and absolutely tenacious when it comes to sharing their amazing gifts, these seniors are going to present an outstanding concert. We are so excited!" said Dr. Wendy Coleman, dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts.
The dancers will provide rigorous, high-caliber, diverse, and technically proficient pieces with a focus on choreography and performance. The concert will consist of several genres including Ballet and Modern as well as foundational techniques, African dance, Hip-Hop and Jazz.
The dance concert will run over the span of two weeks. The following works will be presented:
--The first show of the series is “7 Characteristics of Life,” running March 9-10. The show will feature choreography and solos by seniors Ashlyn Burroughs, Brooklyn Cade, Jamiah Baker, Jamie Calloway, Zoe Chichester, Tyjah Holden and Malia Henderson.
--The second show is “7 Deadly Sins,” which will run March 16-17. This show will feature choreography and solos by seniors Simone Matchett, Jazmun McCoy, MaKayla McKenney, Olivia McKinstry, Rosalyn Mitchell, Te’yvion Powell, and Zaria Smith.
Admission is free for all performances.
About ASU’s BFA/Dance Program
ASU’s BFA in Dance Program was the first degree of its kind to be offered in the state of Alabama. The dance degree is performance focused and prepares students to enter confidently into careers as professional dance artists.
For more information about the performances or the BFA in dance degree, call 334-229-6929.