Upcoming Events

  • A TIME FOR DANCE

 

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FEBRUARY 2018

 
Winter Gala Dance Concert
Thursday, Feb. 1 - Saturday, Feb 3 @ 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 3 @ 2:00pm
Gilmore Theatre Complex, Laura V. Shaw Theatre
 
The annual dance concert featuring Paul Taylor's "Esplanade" and guest artist premiere works by Brendan Duggan and Christian Denice, as well as faculty  and student choreography.
Tickets are available by calling the Gilmore Theatre Ticket Office at (269) 387-6222 or maybe purchased online using the link below.
 
 
Winter Gala Dance Concert Reception
Saturday, Feb. 3rd following the 2pm performance
Partners in Dance will host a reception for audience and dancers in the Gilmore Theatre Atrium following the 2pm performance on Saturday, February 3.
 

Department Entrance Auditions
Friday, Feb. 23, beginning @ 8:00 am
Dalton Center

All students who wish to major in dance must attend an entrance audition day. Entrance auditions are scheduled three times a year. Students may also elect to audition for select scholarships at the October or November auditions. For more information please see our auditions page.

 

MArch 2018

Western Dance Project at The Michigan Five
Date to be announced
The Berman Center for the Performing Arts, West Bloomfield, MI
Tickets start at $28
The Michigan Five are Michigan's premier dancers from 5 colleges and universities choreographed by the industry's top choreographers for an evening of truly spectacular dance!  Highlighting the most outstanding and creative dance talent from colleges and universities throughout the state. The entire performance celebrates the outstanding dancers of Michigan’s colleges and universities directed by the world’s finest choreographers. Tickets available via The Berman Center for the Performing Arts.
 

American College Dance Association East-Central Region Conference
March 10-12
Ohio University

WMU Students will participate in master classes with teachers from with the region, as well as guest artists from accross the nation.  They will also perform works for adjudication by respected members of the profession and will receive feedback on both the performance and artistry of the work.

Noon Dance Showing
Friday, Mar. 16 @12:00 p.m.
Dalton Center, Studio B, Free

An informal showing of choreography and works-in-progress by WMU students.

 

Junior Jury Presentations
Thursday, Mar. 29, @ 8 p.m.
Dalton Center, Studio B, Free

Junior BFA candidates present solo choreography which exhibits their choreographic, technical, and performance skills. 

 

April 2018

BFA Graduating Presentations Concert
Thursday  Apr. 12 - Saturday Apr. 14, 8pm.
Saturday, Apr. 14, 2pm.
Dalton Center, Studio B
 

Each year students completing the BFA in dance, produce a concert of their own. In addition to choreographing individual dances, the students work together on all aspects of the production including artistic direction, design, administration, publicity, and promotion.   Starting in March tickets will be available through the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office. (269) 387-2300.

 

BA Capstone Presentations and WDP Wrap Up
Monday, Apr. 16 @ 8 p.m.
Dalton Center, Studio B, Free
 
Presentations of the culminating projects of students completing the BA in dance; including choreography, performance, dance for camera, and scholarly research.

Western Dance Project, the department’s touring ensemble, presents its final showing of the year, featuring faculty and student choreography.

 

MAY 2018

WMU Dance New York Performance
Friday, May 4 @ 8 p.m.
Gibney Dance Center, NYC
 
WMU students perform a new work by National Choreography Competition Winner, Brendan Duggan, and a selection of other works.