CofC Dance Concert ‘Becoming We’ to Explore Insightful Theme Through Multiple Genres
Presented by the College of Charleston Department of Theatre and Dance, the “Becoming We” dance concert features works by eight student choreographers exploring the theme of ‘me’ becoming ‘we.’
As the department continues to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the establishment of its dance major, “Becoming We” reflects the growth of diversity of genres represented on stage and the artistic strength of the students. Tap dancing in rain boots, Latin social dance, and a work that includes both ballet and modern are only three of the eight pieces in the concert.
Often, we find ourselves in new relationships and new communities that challenge our sense of self. Kristin Alexander, associate professor of dance and artistic director of the concert, notes the various ways that the choreographers chose to investigate the ‘becoming we’ theme. “The choreographic process is quite vulnerable, and I have been in awe of how open the students have been from the beginning. The audience is going to witness an eclectic concert that has moments of celebration, sorrow, curiosity, and empowerment through movement,” shares Alexander. Although they all have performed in previous concerts, many of the choreographers are presenting a work for the Department of Theatre and Dance for the first time.
Performances of “Becoming We” at Sottile Theatre (44 George St.) are on Saturday, March 25th at 7:30 pm and Sunday, March 26th at 2 pm. Individual tickets are $20 adults; $15 seniors (60+), military/veteran, and youth under 18; $12 CofC students, faculty and staff. Info and ticket links are at go.cofc.edu/becomingwe or contact the George Street Box Office by emailing email@example.com or calling (843) 953-4726.
2022-23 CofC Stages Season
Visit go.cofc.edu/cofcstages to learn about all six productions that center on the theme “Constructing Identity,” which explores family, love, friendship, and finding one’s place. The diverse characters and stories in the season wrestle with identity, journey, clarity and defining oneself in six productions that include musical theatre, plays and dance:
“Violet” by Jeanine Tesori and Brian Crawley,
“Shifting Perspectives” (faculty-choreographed dance concert),
“Miss Bennet, Christmas at Pemberley” by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon,
“Two Gentlemen of Verona” by William Shakespeare,
“Becoming We” (student-choreographed dance concert),
“Marcus or the Secret of Sweet” by Tarell Alvin McCraney
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