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Washington University Dance Theatre: This is Temporary

The annual dance concert features diverse artwork by resident and guest choreographers, performed by student dancers of the Performing Arts Department.

As we continue adapting to an always “new (ab)normal,” we are becoming accustomed to living in a constantly shifting world. Time feels simultaneously slow and brief, and the only constant is that everything is impermanent.
This is Temporary explores how dance art exists in a similarly fugitive state, with movement as its poetic medium embodying the transitory nature of our human experience.

Artistic Direction by David Marchant

Choreography by Ellie Harrison, Joanna Dee Das, Christine Knoblauch O'Neal, David Marchant

Guest Choreographers: Melanie George*, Diadié Bathily

December 2 & 3 at 8 p.m.
December 4 at 2 p.m.
Edison Theatre

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Read more about the concert in the article "Embodying Cognition" by Liam Otten in WashU's The Source

* Melanie George's residency was supported by The Divided City: An Urban Humanities Initiative, a partnership between Washington University's Center for the Humanities and the College of Architecture and Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Design, with funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

COVID-19 Policy

Health and Safety Policies

  • Wearing a face mask is optional but strongly encouraged at Edison Theatre and the A. E. Hotchner Studio Theatre. If you arrive to the venue and decide you would like a face mask, the staff will be happy to provide one.
  • While we encourage patrons to be fully vaccinated, proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test will not be required for attending events.
  • We are seating up to 100% capacity for events in Edison Theatre and the A. E. Hotchner Studio Theatre. Depending on total attendance, some general admission events may allow for socially distanced seating.
  • If you are experiencing cold or flu symptoms and you have tickets to an event, please let us know prior to the performance. We will gladly exchange or refund your ticket.