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Coker College Dance Program Hosts Senior Thesis Dance Concert

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Hartsville, S.C. – April 16, 2017 – Coker College’s dance program will host its annual senior thesis dance concert on Friday, April 21, and Saturday, April 22, at 7:30pm in the Watson Theater of the Elizabeth Boatwright Coker Performing Arts Center.

The concert will feature solo and group pieces from four seniors pursuing bachelor of fine arts degrees in performance and choreography: Miranda Knorr, Anastasia McKenzie, Taylor Perkinson and Olivia Shaw.

Knorr’s solo work personally investigates the psychological and physical endeavors of an injured dancer through improvisation, articulations and sequential repetition. For her group work, Knorr is researching and exploring the effects of losing individual identity and the denotation of self v. other from the Holocaust.

McKenzie’s solo work explores the struggles of finding herself as an individual and where she fits into society. In her group piece, she examines how physical bullying and cyber-bullying affects a large number of American citizens, and incorporates the personal residual feelings and emotions from those who have been and continue to be bullied.

Shaw’s solo work embodies heavy and tense movements to display someone's internal struggle of not wanting to live anymore. In her large, diverse group piece, she explores the negative affect of society’s stereotypes people based on someone's skin color and how this alienates social relationships.  

Perkinson’s solo work toys with the grotesque raw movements in relation to the mental, emotional, and physical strain placed on females by the current media. Her group piece, ЯREFLECT, is inspired by the use mirrors in which the dancers use to acknowledge their imperfections and societal pressures to have the perfect body.

Tickets are available at the door and are $10 for adults and $5 for seniors and students. Admission is free with Coker ID. 

 

Event Summary:

Senior Thesis Dance Concert
Coker College Dance Program
Friday, April 21, and Saturday, April 22, at 7:30pm

Watson Theater of the Elizabeth Boatwright Coker Performing Arts Center
Coker College, 300 East College Avenue, Hartsville, S.C.


Tickets are available at the door.
$10 for adults and $5 for seniors and students.
Admission is free with Coker ID. 

 
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Coker College is a student-focused, private liberal arts college located in Hartsville, South Carolina. Coker combines round table, discussion-based learning with hands-on experiences to encourage active participation in and out of the classroom. A supportive, close-knit community prepares Coker students with the confidence and practical life skills they need to reach their personal best, in college and beyond.

Founded in 1908, Coker is a bachelor’s and master’s degree-granting institution and competes in 21 NCAA Division II sports. Coker is ranked among the "Best Colleges" in the South by U.S. News & World Report as well as The Princeton Review, and by Washington Monthly as No. 2 for value among colleges in the Southeast region.