MFA Dance Thesis Concert

MFA Dance Thesis Concert

October 13-15, 2017
"Transcending." Choreography by Jen Graham. Photo by PBK Digital.
Principal People: 

LaTefia Bradley

Jen Graham

Event Attributes

MFA Dance candidates LaTefia Bradley and Jen Graham present their thesis concerts.

Shook

By LaTefia Bradley

Momentous or miniscule, indisputable or understated – there are some experiences that shake us, altering the course of our lives, and the fabric of who we are, in incalculable ways. This modern dance piece asks us to reflect on how we become who we are. Inspiration for the piece draws from the choreographer’s interviews with UMD community members, featuring an installation showcasing this footage.

ambiguous gaps

By Jen Graham

Drawing from elements based in American jazz, this piece explores the relationships between construct and reality, experience and observation, the undefined and the finite, and the resonance between inner experience and outer connection. Employing a communal, inclusive space that leaves room for spontaneity and improvisation, this soulful, bluesy experience invites audiences to connect – both with each other and with their authentic selves.