Coker College Dance Program Presents Student Choreography Showcase

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Hartsville, S.C. – October 24, 2016 – The Coker College Dance Program will present the annual Student Choreography Showcase on Friday, Nov. 4th and Saturday, Nov. 5th at 7:30 p.m. in the Watson Theatre of the Elizabeth Boatwright Coker Performing Arts Center.

“The Student Choreography Showcase provides a great opportunity for emerging choreographers to experiment and develop their unique ideas of choreography,” states Kristin Hapke, assistant professor of dance. “In addition, Coker dancers are given a highly valuable pre-professional experience by working with these different choreographic approaches and creative processes, while performing an array of movement styles.”

Themes for the students’ choreographic investigations range from the strength of women to water currents, from personal relationships and mundane life to the body image of women, revealing both the personal and humanistic undertones. This year’s choreographers are represented from every student standing, including many seniors pursuing the BFA degree track in Performance and Choreography, along with many up and coming freshman. This showcase will feature an eclectic blend of contemporary-based work, along with diverse range of rhythms and fusion of sounds of both heavy, driving beats as well as melodic music selections.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Admission for Coker students, faculty and staff is free with a Coker ID.

For more information, please contact Professor Angela Gallo at 843-383-8381 or



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 24 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 one of the Southeast's "Best Bang for the Buck" colleges.