The Aerie, Yearbook of University of North Texas, 1990 Page: 82
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As part of the curriculum for dance majors, concerts give
choreographers a dance to work with all the different elements
of dance and to work with new people
T he spirit of the lost city of Atlantis
danced to life on stage at the University
Theater March 29-31 as one of the var-
ied themes presented in the Student
"Siren Stones," choreographed by Anne
Jennings, Harlingen senior, was one of 12
pieces presented in the concert.
"The dance involved a spirit and four stat-
ues. The spirit evokes the statues to dance and
when it is time for the statues to go back, they
resist. They eventually pull the spirit in with
them," Jennings said.
The student concert, which was part of the
curriculum for dance majors, provided an op-
portunity for young choreographers to show-
case their works.
"The concert gives the choreographers a
chance to work with all of the different ele-
ments of dance, and it gives the dancers a
chance to work with new people. It's a great
experience for both."
The choreographer had approximately two
months, from auditions in February, in which
to choreograph, teach, design lighting and
costumes, and perfect their works.
"It was very fast-paced and stressful, but it
was very rewarding," Jennings said.
The student concert was only one part of
an eventful year for the division of dance.
Other highlights from the year included the
American College Dance Festival (ACDF)
and the National College Dance Festival
ACDF took place in April at the University
of Arkansas at Little Rock. Donnette Martin,
McGehee, Ark. graduate student, presented a
piece for adjudication at the festival.
Her work, titled "The Momentum of Past
Habits," dealt with the rhythms of everyday
life. "Everything we do has an inherent
rhythm, even basic chores and daily activities,"
Martin said. These rhythms were the focus of
"It was very important to have my work
performed at ACDF. It was a great opportuni-
ty for exposure."
In May, NT hosted NCDF. The week was
filled with guest artists' performances and
classes. This was the first year that the festival
has been held at NT.
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