Menu
Not all body fat is bad

Not all body fat is bad

Over the years, body fat ...

About that 'wilty' salad

About that 'wilty' salad

Conventional salad wisdom...

Macro Diet lunch recipes

Macro Diet lunch recipes

The genius of the macro d...

About that insect apocalypse

About that insect apocalypse

The journal Biological Co...

In praise of Schmaltz

In praise of Schmaltz

Alana Newhouse reached in...

Amazing caterpillar transformations

Amazing caterpillar transformations

It's hard not to be capti...

The many myths of yogurt

The many myths of yogurt

I grew up believing yogur...

XO Sauce love letter

XO Sauce love letter

In Hong Kong in the 1980s...

Prev Next
Restaurant lunch highlights:

Art & About: Swamp Dance Fest 2018

Trent D. Williams, Jr. directs students during rehearsal. Photo by Brandon McKinley / UF College of the Arts Trent D. Williams, Jr. directs students during rehearsal. Photo by Brandon McKinley / UF College of the Arts

SWAMP DANCE FEST:

Hard work, skilled instructors pay dividends

By Tori Chin, GLOB Correspondent

Dancers of different levels, styles and backgrounds will be performing Swamp Dance Fest! 2018 at the UF School of Theatre + Dance on July 27 through 29.

The show, hosted in the G-6 Studio of the UF Nadine McGuire Theatre + Dance Pavilion, is a culmination of work that has been done by students in the past four weeks. Guest artists Mark Haim and Keith Thompson each choreographed a piece for the performance.

 

072718FESTposter

"Our guest artists have been absolutely amazing," said 20-year-old Lynette Fisher. "It's been an amazing process working with them. They're very different from each other and very different from what we're used to."

072718FESThair300Under the direction of UF Assistant Professor of Dance Trent D. Williams, Jr., the dancers have trained for over six hours every day with a rigorous schedule of classes, rehearsals and artists' talks.

"We've worked extremely hard," Fisher said.

Haim and Thompson have worked with the students on a variety of styles including West-African, contemporary and improvisational dance.

"Learning something that so many people around the world have learned is really cool, and to be a part of a creative process of a teacher we don't normally have," Fisher said.

During the four-week intensive, students who previously did not have any dance experience have been able to make art out of body movements and become comfortable with the art they create, said Shannah Parkin, 22.

"You have all of these tools that you didn't have before just by having someone new in the room," Parkin said.

 

072718FESTbarA dancer improvises in an exercise led by guest choreographer Mark Haim. Photo by Tori Chin / UF College of the Arts

Performances for Swamp Dance Fest! 2018 will be on July 27 and 28 at 7:30 p.m. and July 29 at 2:00 p.m.  Tickets are $18 for the general public, $15 for seniors, $15 for UF faculty and staff and $13 for students. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more Swamp Dance Fest information.

Last modified onFriday, 27 July 2018 05:45
back to top