Boston College’s annual Week of Dance – which this year takes place Nov. 27 - Dec. 2 – features workshops in a variety of genres offered by student dance organization members and culminates in a collaborative showcase at Robsham Theater Arts Center.
“Dance has been exploding on our campus over the past few years,” said Theatre Department Chair and Associate Professor Crystal Tiala, who chairs the Art Council, which presents the event with Robsham. With nine workshops, some 30 dance groups and approximately 300 dancers, Week of Dance “demonstrates how important dance and all arts are for Boston College,” she said.
Dance groups presenting workshops at the Brighton Dance Studio include Fuego del Corazon (Nov. 28, 5 p.m.); Masti (Nov. 28, 6 p.m.); Boston College Dance Ensemble (Nov. 28, 7 p.m.); AeroK (Nov. 29, 5 p.m.) and PATU, or Presenting Africa To U (Nov. 30, 4:30 p.m.). Workshops at the Robsham main stage include On Tap (Nov. 27, 5 p.m.); BC Full Swing (Nov. 27, 7 p.m.) and Phaymus Dance Entertainment (Nov. 27, 8 p.m.).
Other troupes taking part in Week of Dance include FISTS (Females Incorporating Sisterhood Through Step), Sexual Chocolate, Uprising Dance Crew, Boston College Irish Dance, VIP, Synergy Hip Hop Dance Company, Dance Organization of Boston College, Conspiracy Theory, BC Pom Squad and Golden Eagles Dance Team.
Assistant Professor of the Practice of Theatre Sun Ho Kim, a dancer and choreographer, will present a workshop on Nov. 29 at 2 p.m. in the Brighton Dance Studio.
Workshops welcome all students, regardless of dance experience. For information, contact the Arts Council at ext.2-4935.
Performances will held Dec. 1 and 2 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10; visit the Robsham Theater website for more information.
–Rosanne Pellegrini / University Communications