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Lander Dance Company Performs Nov. 17-18

November 12, 2014

“Speaking Bodies” will be the theme when Lander University’s Dance Company performs in concert on Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 17 and 18. Performances both nights will be in Lander’s Josephine B. Abney Cultural Center Auditorium, beginning at 8 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public.

  Dr. Hannah Park, assistant professor of dance, said the student dancers have been collaborating and experimenting with new ways of shaping and articulating statements through movement and dance. She added, “This unique, nonverbal form of communication and creation of an embodied knowledge of phenomena and perceptions stem from the ideas of curiosity and playfulness, which we, as human beings, naturally exhibit in our younger years.”

The concert will include performances of contemporary dance and jazz; cultural world dance; tap; and hip-hop. There will also be a pop-culture performance by Lander students from China and Korea, and Park, herself, will appear in a solo.

Special guest artists include Angelina Richter and the students in grades four through eight enrolled in the ARMES program at Greenville Fine Arts Center and their instructor, Rebecca Lee. The common theme, Park said, is dance as a medium for interdisciplinary learning and reflection, evoking multiple senses and expression. 

The Dance Company will repeat a portion of its concert performance for residents of Magnolia Manor, in Greenwood, on Friday, Nov. 21.

The Lander Dance Company is made up of 20 students; many of them are majoring in education, nursing, psychology, foreign languages and kinesiology with dance as a minor. She said they have a passion for dance and exploring its possibilities.