MFA Dance Thesis Concert
MFA Dance candidates LaTefia Bradley and Jen Graham present their thesis concerts.
Note: There will be a post-performance discussion with the choreographers after the 7:30PM show on Friday, October 13.
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.
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.