Closing Look: A Gallery of Artists

The nationally acclaimed Department of Dance provides students with numerous opportunities across the year to take the stage. For the program’s major March concert, Dance 44 (as in, the 44th year), seven guest and faculty choreographers were challenged with this specific charge: Research a visual artist, select a work or series of works, and from them create a new dance piece. The result, featuring 56 student performers, was itself a vivid palette of styles ranging from contemporary and contemporary ballet, to jazz, to hip hop.

Students Jazlyn Ruiz and Gabriele Johnson perform in “Uptown,” choreographed by guest artist Sharon Wong and inspired by the work of Romare Bearden.