Dance BFA students Rush Johnston’s solo “Nothingness” and Zoë Payne’s “-back again-” were presented in the Werner Independent Choreographer Showcase, College Edition in November.
BFA Dance musician Shodekeh and Recording Arts faculty artist Wendel Patrick are featured on “Traveler,” the first single from Tuvan throat-singer Bady Dorzhu Ondar’s debut album. The album was recorded at WTMD in fall 2019 and the music video illustrations were created by MICA animation students.
Peabody dancers Chase Fittin, Lincoln Gray, Clare Naughton, and Natalie Cox were praised for their performances at Direct/Link, a program that took place on Saturday, August 17 in Philadelphia, Penn. Fittin and Gray performed dana bella’s amá, and Cox performed her own choreography in Loneliness is not Alone. Naughton’s Little Blue Girl was also featured in the performance.
Peabody dance sophomore Constance Ui-Seng Francois will make her Broadway debut in the upcoming West Side Story revival in the ensemble. The opening of the show is set for February 6, 2020 in New York City. This will be the first re-imagining of the show since the original.
Bessie Award winner Diedre Dawkins has been appointed to the full-time BFA Dance faculty of the Peabody Conservatory, where she will teach Horton, Graham, West African, and Afro-Fusion dance, as well as choreographing works for student performances. She has previously served in a part-time capacity during the inaugural year of the BFA Dance program at Peabody. More…