Department of Dance Presents ‘Dynamism’ April 19-20

| April 16, 2013

Conservatory dancers: from left, Lanese Collier, Mershauna Clay, Tayler Kinner, Abby Ellison, Tyra Kopf, and Vita Sullivan, Photo by Gerry Love

The Webster University Department of Dance presents Dynamism Friday, April 19, and Saturday, April 20, at 8 p.m. in the Jean and Wells Hobler Center for Dance at the Loretto Hilton Center.

Dynamism is senior dance major Ashley McQueen‘s culminating choreographic concert, which includes athletic contemporary movement, acrobatic site-specific dance and live musicians. The performance is free and open to the public. For more information call 314-968-7128.

“Dynamism” is choreographed by Ashley McQueen.

Originally from Montgomery, Ala., McQueen began her training with the Alabama Dance Theatre and spent two years at Birmingham-Southern College before transferring to Webster University in 2011. While at Birmingham-Southern, she received the Fine Arts Society Award for Excellence in Dance and Faculty Dance Honors Award for Choreography in 2011.

McQueen has trained with the American Ballet Theater, Alabama Ballet, Paul Taylor Dance Company, Mark Morris Dance Group, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Common Thread Contemporary Dance Company.

“Ashley is a passionate, gifted young dancer and choreographer,” says assistant professor of dance James Robey. “We were proud to have her work Angere represent the university at the American College Dance Festival Association’s Regional Concert in Cape Girardeau this past month.”

One of six works to be presented in the upcoming concert, Angere follows a group of five women revolving around a single character who is struggling with anxiety.

After studying dance in Thailand this summer, McQueen graduate in August with a bachelor of fine arts degree in dance with a ballet emphasis. Upon graduation, she will perform with Common Thread Contemporary Dance Company.

 

 

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