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Best of the Appalachian Dance Ensemble

March 29, 2021 | 8:00 am - April 9, 2021 | 5:00 pm

Best of Appalachian Dance Ensemble

All photos by Lynn Willis

This APPlause! event, available to enjoy for 10 days for viewers of all ages, is an abridged version of the full-length event that is part of the main Schaefer Center Presents Series on Thursday, March 25 at 8pm. Click HERE to register for the main stage event.

This virtual best-of showcase from Appalachian State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance features works from faculty choreographers danced by App State student performers. All curated works were produced between 2011-2019 and highlight genres of modern dance, tap dance, dance of the African diaspora, and dance theatre. The selected works feature not only beautiful dancing and well-crafted choreography, but also lighting design by Mike Helms and John Marty, and costume design by Sue Williams. Videography by Bill Pivetta.


Michael Helms, Chair, Dept. of Theater and Dance:
“The COVID-19 pandemic has hit all of us hard. It has been especially hard for those of us who work and teach in the performing arts. Our theatres have been silent for some time now as live productions have been halted across the country.
So we are delighted at this opportunity to team up with our partner, The Schaefer Center Presents, for the opportunity to bring this virtual dance showcase to you. It represents a cross section of some of our best dance works from the past, choreographed by our talented faculty and performed by our wonderful students. This concert is the collaborative effort of dancer, choreographer, designers and videographers. All working together in the creation of moving art. That is what we do. We make art. The arts make us. The arts sustain life. That is what we need right now…more than ever.”

CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: Dance, Choreography, College Life and Preparation
STUDY GUIDE: Click HERE to view pdf
LOCATION: Online event; a private link to access the performance will be sent to registrants
DATE/TIME: Available to view anytime between March 29-April 9, 2021
RUN TIME: Approximately 40 minutes
 Contact the Box Office at theschaefercenter@appstate.edu / 800-841-2787 or 828-262-4046

Event is FREE, but registration is required.

Thanks to the generous support of sponsors, The Schaefer Center is able to offer this event, and others on our series, free of charge. To help us continue our mission of meeting the needs of our university students, faculty/staff and the arts community at large during this time when virtual-only programming is essential, please consider making a gift of any amount.

Best of Appalachian Dance Ensemble
Best of Appalachian Dance Ensemble
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For more information about APPlause!...

Christy Chenausky
Director of Arts Education and Outreach
828-262-6084 ext. 109

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March 29, 2021 | 8:00 am
April 9, 2021 | 5:00 pm
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