Engaged Learning

Dancers Dance Despite the Pandemic

Fall Dance Ensemble performance reflects the times

by Mary McInerney, USF News

Are you sick of doom scrolling and Netflix? Looking to enjoy some culture in the post-election days of 2020?

Check out the USF Dance Ensemble on Nov. 19. In a program called “(a)part/together,” students, faculty, and Bay Area community members will perform live on Zoom (and with the help of Vimeo) in a performance that spans contemporary dance, hip-hop, and ballet.

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The program will include a short film, “Black Lives Masquerade,” by dance instructor Rashad Pridgen — a response to police brutality, gun violence, and racial injustice.

USF's dance company, The Dance Generators, composed of students and senior Bay Area adults, will perform live on Zoom under the direction of Adjunct Professor Liv Schaffer and choreographers Kara Davis and Dexandro Montalvo, also adjunct professors.

The show is at 7:30 p.m. PT on Nov. 19, with a discussion following. Completing an RSVP ensures you will receive a calendar invitation with a Zoom link.