Opening Door Dance Project

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    Opening Door Dance Project Isamar Terrazas

Opening Dance

This year the Department of Theater and Dance will host the Opening Door Dance Theater concert in which they plan to merge dance and social justice issues. The dance concert will showcase choreography by faculty and guest artists. The guest artists are choreographers Darla Johnson and Nicole Wesley, who have performed their dance “Justice Project” around the world and will perform along with Texas State dancers. Michelle Nance, an Associate Professor and Co-director of Merge Dance Company,  describes how she hopes the guest artists and the students plan to bring a show like this.

“They are going to workshop, they are going to read about it, they are going to write about it, and the issues that come out of that workshop are going to be made into a dance performance that will probably include some spoken texts, maybe some video images and so it is really going to be based on what they generate in the workshop.”
– Michelle Nance

Some social issues that will be presented include the on-going horrors that women in Juarez, Mexico face, the struggle that some face when they are in a violent relationship, and how women are affect by a social image.  Faculty performers include Ana Baer and Meg Brooker, and alumni Bonnie Cox. For more information, you can visit the Division of Dance website.

Isamar Terrazas, KTSW News.

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