The 2019 Momentum Dance Showcase will be held at 7 p.m. on Jan. 25 and 26 in Appalachian State University’s Varsity Gymnasium dance studio room 208. The seventh annual showcase, presented by Appalachian’s student dance organization Momentum, features eight original works choreographed and performed by students. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $5.
Student choreographers for the showcase are dance studies major Rachel Bohannon, a sophomore from Wake Forest, and Ian Trott senior chemistry major from Charlotte. Darby Adams, a junior criminal justice major from Charlotte; Olivia Remsberg, a senior public relations major from Middletown; Makayla Canady, a sophomore dance studies major from Ocean Isle Beach; Bri Graves, a sophomore dance studies major from Charlotte; and Greensboro native Berkley Brown, a sophomore studio art major are also premiering works in the showcase.
“The Momentum student dance club provides students with a wonderful opportunity to explore creative expression through the choreographic process and to gain valuable experience as choreographers and as members of a production team,” said Emily Daughtridge, associate professor of dance studies and faculty advisor for the club. “Since the showcase is informal and student-directed, choreographers often feel more freedom to indulge in personal aesthetics and take creative risks.”
Varsity Gymnasium is located at 530 Rivers Street. Parking for the showcase is available in faculty and staff parking areas on campus after 5:30 p.m. on weekdays and at all times on weekends. Covered parking is located in the Rivers Street parking deck directly across the street from Varsity Gymnasium.
About the Department of Theatre and Dance
The Department of Theatre and Dance is one of seven departments housed in Appalachian’s College of Fine and Applied Arts. Its mission is to facilitate transformative experiences for students and the public, which cultivate compassionate, creative and collaborative communities through theatre and dance. The department also offers coursework for integrated learning through the arts to the general university student population. Its dynamic co-curricular production program provides exemplary theatre and dance experiences to departmental students, the university community and the region.
Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors