The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Dance will present a series of showings of dances, new choreography, and visual artworks created by students during the past semester on December 12 and 14 and January 17 in various locations in the Lewis Arts complex on the Princeton University campus. All performances are free and open to the public.
On Wednesday, December 12 at 1 p.m. in the Forum, there will be a presentation from “Introduction to Contemporary Dance,” taught by Alexandra Beller. In this course, students tried on various identities within dance — mover, creator, performer, writer, historian — in an attempt to learn holistically about contemporary dance. Following at 3:15 p.m. in the Hearst Dance Theater there will be a presentation from “The American Dance Experience and Africanist Dance Practices,” a popular studio course taught by Dyane Harvey-Salaam that introduces students to American dance aesthetics and practices, with a focus on how its evolution has been influenced by African American choreographers and dancers. more