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Washington University Dance Theatre: COALESCENCE

Artistic Direction by David Marchant
December 6, 7 & 8
Edison Theatre


The art of dance has historically been highly differentiated, with nation, culture, ethnicity, gender and class informing distinctions of genre. Over time, however, dance artists from all over the world have challenged such categories. Spaces where dance happens are also the places where we meet, connect, share and integrate our diverse human experience and tell our stories. Making dance requires people to collaborate on a live work of art. This process culminates when a yet wider community of people gather together to witness the live performance. Please join the dance artists of the PAD as we coalesce—to “grow together’’—through shared experience of human movement.

This annual showcase features diverse work by resident and guest choreographers, performed by select student dancers of the Performing Arts Department.