W&L’s Repertory Dance Company to Perform in NYC Students and alumni members of the award-winning W&L Repertory Dance Company will perform in NYC the last weekend in Jan.
“The experience offers the students an experiential educational opportunity that broadens the scope of their lenses, encourages them to explore the art form from a new perspective, and offers them greater responsibility as artists.”
Twenty students and eight alumni members of the award-winning Washington and Lee University Repertory Dance Company will travel to New York City the last weekend in Jan. to present an evening of multifaceted modern dance works performed and created by nationally renowned choreographers as well as students and alumni of Washington and Lee.
“The experience offers the students an experiential educational opportunity that broadens the scope of their lenses, encourages them to explore the art form from a new perspective, and offers them greater responsibility as artists, “said Jenefer Davies, associate professor of dance at W&L. “This exposure to new ideas and influences will increase their cultural awareness and influence and inspire their future work.”
The dancers will perform at the Center for Performance Research in Brooklyn and alumni from all over the United States have committed to the trip.
“The alumni have been creating new choreography and rehearsing in New York since last summer and the students and I have been creating new works since last term,” said Davies. “We will meet in NYC and rehearse and perform over one weekend. It’s really exciting and a beautiful collaboration.”
Student choreographers include Sara Dotterer ’18, Cate Peabody ’19, Julia Udicious ’19, Davis Straske ’19, Kitty Lambrechts ‘19 and Sutton Travis ’19.
Hailed as a company of outstanding artistic merit, W&L Repertory Dance Company captivates audiences with its unique blend of humor, soulful dancing and cultural relevancy. The Company is committed to the creation and performance of artistically vibrant contemporary dance works.