Anderson, Indiana

Professional dance company to visit campus for Vision Revision

Fri, 2011-03-25 08:49 -- univcomm
March 25, 2011

Anderson University will welcome Dayton Contemporary Dance Company's second company to campus on Tuesday, March 29 for Vision Revision.

daytoncontempThe ensemble, known as DCDC2, provides a platform for emerging performers, teachers, and choreographers to hone their technical skills and showcase their artistry.

The group will perform in chapel at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 29, and will lead a master class for dance students at 12:30 p.m. in the dance studio, located in the Kardatzke Wellness Center. All AU students are welcome to attend the master class.

Rooted in the African American experience, Dayton Contemporary Dance Company's mission is to deliver contemporary dance of the highest quality to the broadest possible audience. The company reaches its audience with local performances, through national and international touring, and through educational programs in the Miami Valley and on tour.

"It is valuable to have a professional dance company on campus," said Matt Farmer, instructor of dance. "It raises additional awareness of the dance program at AU and also allows people to see what the dancers on campus are aiming for, both in terms of ability and jobs in professional dance."

On Thursday, March 31, Campus Ministries will lead the second Vision Revision chapel that will include a three-person theatre piece, videography, and student-led worship. The chapel theme will focus on the subject of "moving beyond our brokenness by discovering our purpose, passion, and peace in Christ," said junior Katie Price, Vision Revision coordinator.

"The purpose of student-led Vision Revision chapels are to allow the student body to experience and engage in creative worship and ministry through the collaboration of various art forms including music, dance, theatre, videography, and visual studio arts," said Price.

Vision Revision is an annual campus opportunity to discuss faith through the arts. To learn more about Vision Revision, contact the AU Campus Ministries Office at (765) 641-4203. Learn more about the AU Dance Program.

Anderson University is a private Christian university of 2,600 undergraduate and graduate students in central Indiana. Anderson continues to be recognized as a top Christian college: in 2010, U.S. News and World Report ranked Anderson University among the best colleges and universities in the Midwest for the seventh consecutive year. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, Anderson University offers more than 65 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, education, music, nursing and theology.