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Webster students are studying European Contemporary Dance in Geneva as part of a summer abroad program.

Dance Students Spend Summer Abroad in Geneva

May 30, 2018

Webster University Department of Dance students are enjoying an eight-week summer course at the Webster Geneva campus with classes from Webster alumnus Ramon Moraes and fellow Royal Ballet School alumna Estelle Bovay. This new study abroad program for dance is a partnership between the Department of Dance, Webster Geneva, and Conservatoire populaire de musique, danse et théâtre in Geneva.

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Webster University Dance Residency students taught worked with students at Webster Groves High School.

Dance Residency Students Work in School District with Donor Support

April 25, 2018

The Webster University Dance Residency annually places students as mentors in mini-residency at local high schools, with support from private donors. This year they worked with Webster Groves High School and its Theatre Program, integrating dance into the curriculum. One Dance Fellow pursuing a degree in special education at Webster was able to add to the special needs aspect of the 2018 residency.

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The ensemble performs on Sunday, April 29

Dance Ensemble 2018 Features Flamenco, Contemporary, Ballet

April 18, 2018

The Webster University Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts Department of Dance presents the Webster University Dance Ensemble 2018 (WUDE), under the artistic direction of Beckah Reed. With choreography from international artist Cleo Parker Robinson, alumna Eve Mason and faculty emeritus Gary Hubler, come experience the beauty and uplifting attributes of dance, its rhythms, power of community and also explore some of the challenges of humanity in 2018.

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Webster dance student

Annual Webster University Dance Ensemble April 28-30

April 17, 2017

The Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts Department of Dance presents the Webster University Dance Ensemble 2017 (WUDE), under the artistic direction of Beckah Reed. This year’s concert, April 28-30, shares contemporary choreography from international artist Nejla Yatkin; environmental performer and alumna Heather Sultz, and a collaboration with the dancers of Big Muddy Dance Company, with choreographer Thom Dancy.

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Heather Sultz '86 will present on choreography and sustainability

Sultz '86 Visiting as Guest Alumni Choreographer for Dance, Biology

February 07, 2017

Heather Sultz '86, 2017 Guest Alumni Choreographer for the Dance Department, will be in residence in February to set a new dance piece on the Webster University Dance Ensemble, for performance this spring. In addition, she will hold workshops and lectures for both the Dance Department and the Biological Sciences Department.

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Webster dancer at ACDA conference

Webster Dance Performs at ACDA Conference

April 08, 2016

Students and faculty in the Department of Dance attended, presented, and impressed with their performances at the Central Region American College Dance Association (ACDA) Conference at Anderson University in Indiana. Thirty other colleges and universities from across the region joined them for daily dance technique classes, discussions and presentations, and performances followed by feedback sessions.

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Admission is $12 for the general public and $6 for students and seniors. Contact 314-968-7128 or dance@webster.edu for info.

Dance Ensemble Spring Concert to Feature West African, Ballet, Contemporary

April 01, 2016

The Webster University Dance Ensemble annual spring concert will feature student performances under the artistic direction of Beckah Reed with further guidance by Roxane d'Orelans-Juste, faculty emeritus Gary Hubler, alumni choreographer Maggi Dueker and more. This diverse performance April 29-May 1 will include works from Jose Limon, West African dance, ballet and contemporary among others.

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From Van McElwee's

Around Webster: Thomas' Aid Worker Stress, Robey's 'Beginning Jazz,' McElwee's 'Wanderung' (Migration)

February 26, 2016

Webster Geneva Psychology and Counseling head Ros Thomas' new book, "Psychological Stress - Aid Workers in Complex Humanitarian Emergencies," explores the impact on humanitarian workers of their proximity to violence, James Robey's "Beginning Jazz Dance" includes photos and video clips to teach techniques and core jazz dance concepts, and Van McElwee's outdoor video, "Wandrung" (Migration), was commissioned by the German Consul General of Boston.

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Around Webster: Corrigan on radioactive landfill; Cuille on dance and poetry

November 06, 2015

School of Communications professor Don Corrigan has been heavily engaged in coverage and awareness of the radioactive West Lake Landfill issue. Lionel Cuille recently co-presented 'Exploring Dance through Poetry" with Dawn Karlovsky of Karlovsky and Company modern dance.

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