Montclair State University has been selected to represent
the Northeast Region at the prestigious National American College Dance
Festival (NACDF) to be held in June. The
University was chosen from among 25 institutions at the American College Dance
Festival regional competition--held recently at SUNY Brockport--to be one of
the three regional representatives at the Nationals.
At the regional competition, students from the Department of
Theatre and Dance presented two works, Slipping
the Wheel and Promenade. While both works received high marks from the
adjudicators, Promenade was chosen as
the piece to be presented at the Nationals.
Choreographed by Robert Battle, Promenade
features dance students Kim D'Agnese, Stephanie Fisk, Carlos Gonzales, Laura
Harder, RayVawn Johnson, Kristin Lavo, Sam McDonald, and Daniel Poulsen.
The NACDF, which will be held this year at Barnard College,
will showcase thirty regional-winning works by choreographers and dancers from
institutions across the nation. The festival
is a stage for the best of college and university dance—a stage to which Montclair
State is no stranger. The University has
represented the Northeast Region in 7 of the last 10 festivals.
Prior to the NACDF, the Dance Division will be presenting Danceworks 2008
in Memorial Auditorium from April 16 to 20.
This showcase for American dance is part of Peak Performances @
Read the press release about Danceworks 2008 here.