Student Choreography: “Inseparable, An Expression of Music and Dance”

| March 30, 2012
Webster University Department of Dance

"Inseparable: An Expression of Music & Dance," March 31 - April 1

This weekend the Webster University’s Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts Department of Dance presents Inseparable: An Expression of Music and Dance, a senior Bachelor of Arts Dance Concert.

Inseparable features a premiere work approximately 25 minutes in length choreographed and performed by senior dance major Kelsey Keil. She will be joined with live accompaniment composed and performed by Justin Arndt, RegiBH, Cory Lewis, and Gerard Thomas Zachritz II.

This work is to inform the public of the inseparable relationship between music and dance. The display of live accompaniment is intended to show that music cannot exist without dance or rhythmic movements, as the musicians must move their bodies in precise motions in order to conduct their instruments. Dance cannot exist without music (even when performed in silence), as the rhythm of the body naturally produces music through its movements.

Immerse yourself in the rich sounds of guitars, a violin, voice, and percussion. Witness the merging of art forms as movement and rhythm are experienced through the eyes, ears, mind, body, and spirit.

Performance Dates, Admission

The performance is Saturday, March 31,and Sunday, April 1, 7:30 p.m. at Webster University’s Jean and Wells Hobler Center for Dance, Loretto-Hilton Center, 529 Garden Avenue, Webster Groves, MO 63119.

Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are FREE. Donations are appreciated.

For questions or reservations, contact: The Fine Arts Hotline at (314) 968-7128, dance@webster.edu or visit: webster.edu/dance. 

About the Choreographer

Kelsey Keil was born in St. Peters, Mo., and grew up in Orlando, Fla., until she returned to Missouri at the age of 11. In 2005, she began training in Hip Hop, Jazz, and Musical Theatre at Steppin’ Up Dance Productions in O’Fallon, Mo. She danced competitively with Steppin’ Up throughout her high school career and won several awards including a scholarship to attend classes at the Broadway Dance Center in New York City.

Kelsey is pursuing a BA in Dance at Webster University, where she began training in Ballet and Modern as well as where she discovered her love for improvisation and composition. During the summer of 2010, she attended the American Dance Festival in Durham, NC where she trained intensively with acknowledged faculty; some of which were former members of the Trisha Brown Dance Company and the Shen Wei Dance Arts Company. During the summer of 2011, Kelsey studied abroad at Webster University’s Thailand campus in Cha-am. In addition to studying Thai language in Cha-am, she also studied traditional Thai dance at Patravadi Performing Arts School in Hua Hin. Kelsey recently received a scholarship to Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company’s internship in Israel.

Following her graduation in May 2012, Kelsey is interested in joining a professional dance company to tour internationally. She will continue pursuing composition and would like to study dance therapy, and eventually receive an M.F.A. to become a dance professor.

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