Montclair State to Present at the National American College Dance Festival

Photo by Mike Peters

A scene from Promenade with (left to right) Daniel Poulsen, RayVawn Johnson and Kim D'Agnese.

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 danceā€”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 @ Montclair.

Read the press release about Danceworks 2008 here.