SAN FRANCISCO (Nov. 6, 2013) – The University of San
Francisco’s Performing Arts Department today announced this fall’s Dance
Ensemble show entitled “Real Time.” The evening performances of modern dance
will take place Nov. 14, 15 and 16 at 8:00 p.m. in the Lone Mountain Studio
Theater. Each show will feature original
student performances and artist collaborations that create engaging and thought-provoking
This semester the USF Dance Ensemble is comprised of 28
students, many of whom are pursuing a degree in Performing Arts and Social
Justice. These students will be working alongside Bay Area choreographers
Amie Dowling, Natalie Greene, Andrew Ward, Melecio Estrella, and Leyya Mona
Tawil to create and perform original pieces. Guest artist and NYC Bessie Award-winning
dancer Joanna Haigood will present her company Zaccho Dance Theatre in “Dying
While Black and Brown,” a piece that explores the death penalty and its impact
on people of color.
“The ensemble is unique because our students are able to combine their physical
passion of dance with their intellectual, empathetic, and dynamic selves,” said
Megan Nicely, assistant professor of dance at USF. “Their ability to perform on
these multiple planes speaks to the USF dance program’s strong vision of social
justice in the world.”
Ensemble Fall 2013 Concert “Real Time,” an evening of modern dance.
will take place on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday--November 14, 15 and 16 at
Theater on the USF Lone Mountain campus (2800 Turk Blvd. between Masonic and
Parker in San Francisco).
Information: Tickets are
$5.00 with USF ID and $10.00 for the general public. Reservations are highly
recommended, and can be made at www.usfca.edu/artsci/pa/tickets/.
About USF Dance
Performing Arts and Social Justice major is the first and only undergraduate
program of its kind in the nation. The Department of Performing Arts and Social
Justice at USF is deeply committed to the training and development of young
artists fully engaged with the social issues that affect our lives. USF
provides a training program in dance, music, and theater, with a core community
component and a space for critical reflection, based on the conviction that the
arts, and the artists who practice them, do not exist in a vacuum, but are
active participants in the process of shaping our culture.
University of San Francisco
The University of San Francisco is located in the heart of
one of the world's most innovative and stunning cities and is home to a vibrant
academic community of students and faculty who achieve excellence in their
fields. Its diverse student body enjoys direct access to faculty, small
classes, and outstanding opportunities in the city itself. USF is San
Francisco's first university, and its Jesuit Catholic mission helps ignite a
student's passion for social justice and a desire to “Change the World from
Here.” For more information, please visit www.usfca.edu.
To request interviews about USF’s Performing Arts and Social
Justice department, please contact Anne-Marie Devine, senior director of media
relations, at (415) 422-2697 or firstname.lastname@example.org.