Spring Appalachian Dance Ensemble: Appalachian State University Department of Theatre and Dance
Part of the APPlause! K-12 Performing Arts Series
The Appalachian State University Department of Theatre and Dance presents selected work from its Spring Appalachian Dance Ensemble Concert (SADE) in Appalachian’s beautiful Valborg Theatre. SADE is an annual production of original dance works created by faculty, students and guest artists, performed entirely by university students. Each of the selected works will be presented in a lecture demonstration format, allowing the audience to hear from the choreographers about their process and inspiration for each piece before watching the performance.
Run time approximately 60 minutes
About Appalachian University’s Department of Theatre and Dance
Theatre and Dance embraces the university’s mission to provide:
- a well-rounded liberal education and the opportunity to pursue a special field of inquiry
- to promote the intellectual, cultural and personal development of its students
- to serve as a center of cultural and professional activity within its state and region
Additionally, the mission of Theatre and Dance is to provide a liberal arts curriculum for the BA degrees in Dance Studies and Theatre Arts including concentrations in Performance, Design/Technology, Theatre Education and General Theatre. The department offers a Dance Studies-Honors program, minors in theatre or dance and courses to meet General Education requirements in various perspectives, the fine arts, and wellness literacy. The department also values the opportunity to offer coursework for integrated learning through the arts to the overall student population.
Vital to the support of this mission is a dynamic co-curricular production program that provides exemplary theatre and dance experiences to students, the university community and the region. Coursework and the production program emphasize skills that prepare students for professional careers in the arts but are highly transferable to other pursuits.
The departmental philosophy is to support the university’s liberal arts environment through a balanced and integrated emphasis on teaching, creative activity, scholarship, and service.