Pre-show talks explain the creative process behind PULSE, the Spring Dance Concert.
Each performance of PULSE, the Spring Dance Concert, will be prefaced by a “Dance Decoded” talk and demonstration this weekend.
Each “Dance Decoded” explains how modern dance choreography is created piece by piece. Talks will take audiences through the creative process—from initial imagery and improvisation to the development of movement languages and dance phrases. Speakers will include:
- Friday March 11 @ 7 p.m.: Professor of Dance Jane Wellford and students from her Improvisation class will teach you how impulse and improvisation create movement
- Saturday March 12 @ 1:30 p.m.: Professor of Dance Jane Wellford and more students from her Improvisation class will teach you how impulse and improvisation create movement
- Saturday March 12 @ 7 p.m.: Assistant Professor of Dance Renay Aumiller will explore how she developed movement phrases and used humor in her choreography for “The Biggest Fan”
- Sunday March 13 @ 1:30 p.m.: Assistant Professor of Dance Jen Guy Metcalf describes the sports imagery that inspired her choreography for “Time Enough”
PULSE is a mixed program of innovative and original choreography by Elon faculty and guest artists.
“Dance Decoded” talks take place in the McCrary Theatre lobby at the Center for the Arts, 30 minutes before each performance starts. Talks are free and open to the public.