Miami University Theatre presents "Miami Moves," an interdisciplinary dance concert


Miami University Department of Theatre will host an interdisciplinary dance concert Nov. 16-20 at Gates-Abegglen Theatre in the Center for Performing Arts. Involving faculty and students—from all academic levels—and from 7 out of 8 of Miami’s academic colleges, the event is a first of its kind.

“‘Miami Moves’ is a one-of-a-kind offering that includes dance minors, theatre majors, business majors, engineering majors, and everyone in between,” said Artistic Director Ashley Goos. “You’ll see various dance genres as well as physical theatre; there’s something for everyone!” 

The event features faculty and student costume, light, and scenic designers, 10 student choreographers, 1 faculty choreographer, and 34 student dancers. In addition, guest artist Jasmine Snellen is choreographing.

Snellen comes to Miami from Mutual Dance Theatre in Cincinnati. Snellen earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from Shenandoah Conservatory and University, where she trained with equal emphasis in Ballet, Jazz, Modern, composition, and pedagogy.

Miami Moves also features a collaboration between the Department of Theatre and the Department of Music. Student composer Sophie Arcusa's work "As the Rain Falls Down" will be choreographed and danced by four different students that have interpreted the song in their own unique way. 

“It’s important that Miami Moves reflects what we’re doing in the dance program. We interpret music, we create something completely new, we inspire each other, and we collaborate every day.” said Goos. 

With effort from faculty, staff, and students—from campus and beyond—Miami Moves is truly a collaborative community event.

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