The Performance Ensemble provides a way to stimulate an interest in the art of dance by bringing regular performances of original choreography to the College and local community. Student performers learn to work with a sense of responsibility for the artistic works that are created during the rehearsal process. Faculty choreographic research is presented in a Fall concert while student choreographic research, advised by the faculty, is presented each Spring.
DANCEVENT, a concert of original choreography by Dance faculty members Joan Gavaler, Leah Glenn, Lauren Morris, and Denise Damon Wade, performed by faculty, the Orchesis dance company and guest artists. Performances will be in Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall.
An Evening of Dance is a concert in which students have the opportunity to explore and develop original choreography performed by their peers in the Orchesis dance company, under the mentorship of W&M Dance faculty. Performances will be in Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall.
The Dance Minors Concert allows students to share their work at all levels of development within the Dance minor through a studio concert in Adair Hall. Group Choreography presents two showings per year. Dance Composition I and II each present a showing at the end of the semester. Faculty and guest artists periodically present work in Adair Studio.