When Dance Breaks Barriers

By Evan Elliot, USF News Posted Mon, 04/02/2018 - 16:15

On March 2, a group of USFers gathered beneath the San Francisco City Hall rotunda to challenge assumptions, celebrate diversity, and dance. The Dance Generators company, led by Adjunct Professor Natalie Greene, performed with three generations of dancers who proved that age is no barrier to artistic expression. 

“We shatter stereotypes about who gets to dance and where dances take place,” says Greene. “We build bridges between people of all ages.” 

The company, made up of dancers from USF and from the local community, enables USF students to collaborate with community members they otherwise might not meet. The dancers range in age from their teens through their eighties.  

Dance Generators, part of the Department of Performing Arts and Social Justice, is celebrating its tenth anniversary. The company will celebrate by performing at the Kalmanovitz Hall roof sculpture garden on April 5 and April 12 at 11:45 a.m., and on April 7 and April 14 at 2 p.m.