IDEAS IN MOTION
The National Center for Choreography at The University of Akron (NCCAkron) and The University of Akron School of Dance, Theatre, and Arts Administration (DTAA) are proud to announce Ideas in Motion, a joint initiative supported by NCCAkron, The University of Akron, The University of Akron Foundation, and the Mary Schiller Myers Lecture Series in the Arts.
The first rollout of this three-pronged initiative is a new survey series called 21st Century Dance Practices, with classes led by some of the most exciting dance artists working today. Each spring beginning in 2020, nine artists will visit DTAA’s Modern V-VIII course with some classes being opened up to students from other disciplines to drop in as well. The Spring 2020 artists are pictured above — from left to right, Samantha Speis, Brian Brooks, Dianne McIntyre, Liz Lerman, Raja Feather Kelly, Taja Will, Mustapha Braimah, Nicole Klaymoon, and Compagnie Hervé Koubi.
An ongoing series of interviews with 21st Century Dance Practices artists, titled Inside the Dancer’s Studio, is open to all. This series of free lunchtime talks explores creativity, the craft of choreography, and navigating an artistic career. Click here to learn more about Inside the Dancer's Studio.
For our celebration on February 17, Dr. Marc Reed, Director of The University of Akron School of Music and DTAA, will make remarks before NCCAkron’s Executive/Artistic Director Christy Bolingbroke leads an Inside The Dancer’s Studio conversation with choreographer Brian Brooks. Attendees will be invited upstairs to the NCCAkron offices to experience local visual artist Micah Kraus' commissioned artwork, and enjoy light food and drink.
“This is such a rich opportunity for students and faculty alike — perhaps once in a lifetime,” says Valerie Ifill, Assistant Professor of Dance at DTAA.
For more on Ideas in Motion, read the press release here.