Coker Dance Department Presents Student Choreography Showcase
The Coker College Dance Program will present the annual Student Choreography Showcase on Nov. 19, 20 and 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Watson Theater of the Elizabeth Boatwright Coker Performing Arts Center.
“The annual Student Choreography Showcase is a highlight in our season. It is always exciting to see our students’ artistic voices emerging,” said Angela Gallo, associate professor of dance and chair of the department of dance, music and theater.
Choreographers for this year’s concert include dance majors Midori Darr, Darrell Daney, Tierra Foxworth, Jayden McCree, Joy Scott, Olivia Shaw and Cierra Stinson. Blending different styles of dance with humanistic themes, their pieces display an eclectic array of physical expression.
Senior choreographer and dancer Tierra Foxworth collaborates with spoken word artist Tammaka Staley in “Curve-less Smile,” a piece that confronts the ideal appearance of happiness. Senior Darrell Daney’s work, "Crystal Gazing," explores the stars in the universe with a trio of dancers. Senior Midori Darr takes her inspiration from cerebral thoughts and chaotic structures in her group piece “A Stream of Consciousness.” Senior Cierra Stinson’s group piece, "An Unanswered Call for Acceptance," is about the trials of life, the desire to be accepted and the feeling of being misunderstood.
Sophomore Jayden McCree's quartet, "A Coven Defiled," depicts a bonded coven of witches who turn to dark magic that triggers betrayal, loss and the fight for survival. "Freeing Forgiveness," by sophomore Joy Scott, physically explores the trials and tribulations of the human experience and finding a path of courage to accept oneself.
Release written by Assistant Professor of Dance Kristin Hapke.