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Fall Faculty Dance Concert: FULL SPEED AHEAD!

Dance Department Performances
CFA Theater
Thursday, Dec 2, 2021 at 7:00 PM (ET)

$8 for Wesleyan students, faculty, and staff.

Forging ahead with gusto and excitement, the Wesleyan Dance Department presents a mixed bill of dance works intertwining activism, race, identity, dance history, somatics, and dynamic movement featuring Artist in Residence in Dance Patricia Beaman, Associate Professor of Dance Katja Kolcio, and Visiting Instructor in Dance Nik Owens '12.

Katja Kolcio premieres "The Force of Breath." Since the Ukrainian Revolution of Dignity in 2014, she has been working in Ukraine, connecting dance and somatic practices with psycho-social resilience and social justice-based activism. Her solo will introduce the audience to a lobby exhibit depicting her Ukraine project, and the courageous people with whom she works.

"Ode, or What We’ve Learned" is Patricia Beaman’s reverent yet heroic homage to compelling methods of seminal choreographers, ranging from 18th century Baroque ballet to postmodern and contemporary dance of the 20th century. This collaborative dance, in which a heeled shoe might confront a bare foot, or a formal portrait may face a fractured collage, will be performed by a cast featuring Dance Department faculty and students.

Nik Owens presents a deeply personal work with the working title "The Right Kind." What do you do when you’re not the right kind of person? What are the lies we tell ourselves to be the right person? Or just to feel right? "The Right Kind" delves into a personal journey, exploring what it means to be who you are when you feel who you are isn’t enough, touching upon notions of Black identity, empathy, and the relationship between invisibility and invincibility.

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CFA Theater Middletown, CT 06459

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