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Season’s work highlighted in 'The Dance Annual'

April 07, 2009

The Dance Annual exposes the diverse creative practices supported at ASU Herberger College Dance. Concerts are held May 1–3, at the Paul V. Galvin Playhouse on the ASU Tempe campus.

The concerts highlight the 2008–09 season with the most captivating work created throughout the year in coordination with new works that challenge audience interaction, community engagement and the virtual world. This collection features the work of faculty, graduate and undergraduate students and visiting artists on a variety of platforms.

Visiting artist Elizabeth Johnson, of the Liz Lerman Dance Exchange, facilitates community partnerships with students in coordination with School of Sustainability at Arizona State University and notably challenges, “Who gets to dance and where does the dance take place?” Johnson’s work opens the event outside on the Nelson Fine Arts plaza.

Another visiting artist and native of Johannesburg, Moya Michael of Brussels Belgium, creates new work with students to be presented in The Dance Annual. This prestigious opportunity develops selected students’ professional skills in performance, engaging in the creative process of an international artist, choreographer and performer.

The Dance Annual is a stunning climax to a year of intense exploration, innovation and creativity, featuring performance, media-based work, exhibitions and more.

Performances are $7–$20 and held at the Paul V. Galvin Playhouse, located at the southeast portion of the Nelson Fine Arts Center, at the corner of Mill Avenue and 10th Street on the ASU Tempe campus. Visit the ASU Herberger College of the Arts events calendar for more information.

Herberger College Dance is a division of the Herberger College of the Arts at Arizona State University. Dance Teacher magazine says, "the top-notch dance program graduates dancers who aren't merely accomplished technicians, but critical thinkers and socially conscious advocates of the art form as well." To learn more about Herberger College Dance, visit

Media Contact:
Sunny Kuo
ASU Herberger College Dance