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American College Dance Association presents National College Dance Festival 2018

Dance Event Hosted by The Kennedy Center

The American College Dance Association's 2018 National College Dance Festival presents three programs featuring some of the finest dance works selected from colleges and universities throughout the country. The Festival offers audiences an opportunity to view the next generation of dancers and choreographers. Each program showcases ten dances, with a total of thirty schools participating in the Festival. A different dance program will be featured on each date at both the matinee and evening performances.

The choreography in each program represents a breadth of styles and thematic concerns created by guest artists, faculty, and students. Highlighting the ongoing American tradition of dance as a medium to investigate a wide range of aesthetic, emotional, and social issues, several dances in the Festival powerfully reflect the current political and social climate. Other dances delve into the nature of human relationships and interactions or explore pure movement. Exciting and varied choreography and ferocious dancing by emerging artists—the Festival reflects the vitality of dance across the country.

Program A: Thursday, June 7, 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Alabama State University (Alabama), Hearthside, Michael Medcalf
Columbia College Chicago (Illinois), Who R U?, Stephanie Banes
George Mason University (Virginia), MarrowShelley Cochrane
Kennesaw State University (Georgia), Suspended Vision, Lisa K. Lock
MiraCosta College (California), A Bar in Jerusalem, Issa Hourani
Orange Coast College (California), Focus, Zachary Groenewold
Snow College (Utah), fleeting things, Dmitri Peskov
Temple University (Pennsylvania), [ey-vis}, Emma Valeria Girandola
University of Massachusetts–Amherst (Massachusetts), Small Memory, Kelsey Saulnier
University of Texas, Austin (Texas), When,Jenn Freeman

Program B: Friday, June 8, 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Kent State University (Ohio), Aftermath, Catherine Meredith
Minnesota State UniversityMankato (Minnesota), Peek, Daniel Stark and Dancers
Montclair State University (New Jersey), To Have and To Hold, Danial Shapiro and Joanie Smith
San Jose State University (California), Exoskeleton, Kara Davis
Smith College (Massachusetts), where the air is light and clear, Em Papineau & Sofia Engelman
University at Buffalo (New York), Mine Eyes Have Seen, Naila Ansari
University of California Irvine (California), Shikata ga nai, Vanessa Kanamoto
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Illinois), where we’re going, Krystal Collins
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (Texas), Corridos Mexicanos, Rafael Zamarripa (restaged by Francisco Muñoz III)
Virginia Commonwealth University (Virginia), Dreams, Marsell Chavarria and Jelani Tayl

Program C: Saturday, June 9, 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. 
Belhaven University (Mississippi), Imag[(I)n]e, Erin Scheiwe Rockwell
Connecticut College (Connecticut), "…and I will never, ever let you down.", Rachael Lieblein-Jurbala
Macalester College (Minnesota), Just Her Time, Wynn Fricke
Northern Illinois University (Illinois), ENUF, Paula Frasz
Sam Houston State University (Texas), Umbilic, Jared Doster
Scottsdale Community College (Arizona), Canned, Kalin Green
Scripps College (California), Nneka, Cynthia Irobunda
University of Maryland Baltimore County (Maryland), Now ElsewhereMaia Schechter
University of Montana (Montana), Every^Man (Alright), Tsiambwom Akuchu
University of South Carolina (South Carolina), Honor and Ash by Shaun Boyle

Event Notice: Program C contains content with explicit language.

Event Dates: June 7 - June 9, 2018 

Time: 2 pm and 7:30 pm

Price: $30

Show Run Time:  Approximately 2 hours, 15 minutes with one 15 minute Intermission.

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Event Location:  The Kennedy Center, 2700 F Street, NW, Washington DC 20566