The School of Education’s Dance Department will present the annual Kloepper Concert Nov. 21-22, a livestream event of new student work from 11 student choreographers.
The works have been scheduled in three separate programs and will be presented live Saturday, Nov. 21, at 2:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., and Sunday, November 22, at 2:30 p.m., on the department’s YouTube channel.
The student choreographers include Elizabeth D’Auria, Sally Eberlein, Olivia Hintz, Amanda Kolsch, Jackson Neal, Oluwabusola Osundairo, Taylor Rosenthal, Brooke Schroeder, Peighton Strasburg, Tye Trondson, Rakhi Winston, and First Year Workshop students.
Topics explored in these works, which are a mix of solo, ensemble, and screen dance works, include dance as a force of social change, internal/external conflict, what it means to be quiet, blame, control and personal responsibility, queer shame/queer desire, and the issue of constantly working and working hard.
The ensemble piece from the First Year Workshop is a collaborative work from first-year dance degree students directed by Karen McShane Hellenbrand, a faculty associate in the Dance Department.
These events are free and open to the public. See below for livestream links.