School of Theatre and Dance Presents "Dance 20/20: Virtual/Vision" Dec. 4-6
The School of Theatre and Dance's Fall 2020 mainstage productions will soon be available to view on a screen near you. Throughout the semester, School of Theatre and Dance students, faculty, and staff have worked to find innovative and creative ways to bring performance and design to life amidst a global pandemic, taking choreography and storytelling into the virtual world.
In keeping with the Ohio Department of Health and CDC's guidelines for slowing the spread of COVID-19, the School of Theatre and Dance will open its alternative Fall 2020 season with its Fall faculty dance concert, Dance 20/20: Virtual/Vision. The concert will be pre-recorded and broadcast online Dec. 4-6 at 7:00 p.m.
There is no cost to view any of the School of Theatre and Dance's Fall 2020 productions, however reservations are required.
Under the artistic direction of associate professor Dance Division coordinator Jeffrey Marc Rockland, Dance 20/20: Virtual/Vision is a versatile concert featuring choreography by Kent State faculty members Jennifer Black, Theresa Holland, Samuel McIntosh, Catherine Meredith, Jeffrey Marc Rockland, and Erin Smith and associate professor Barbara Allegra Verlezza will reconstruct a piece by legendary choreographer May O'Donnell.
The Dance 20/20: Virtual/Vision production team includes costume design by Kate Collins, Jenna Jamison, Emily Karr, Emily Kemmerer, Sha’Vay Sadler, Kelley Shephard, and Ashley Torres; scenic design, technical direction and props management by Steve Sawicki; sound design by Conal Klementowski; videography by Granger Cavanaugh, Erin Liebold, Amanda Rearick, and Sarah Speedy; and video editing by KG Gude, Audrey King, and Conal Klementowski. Maggie Busch is the assistant artistic director, Granger Cavanaugh is the production stage manager, Kelley Shephard is the costume coordinator, Wes Sneed is the lighting design coordinator, and Sara Tomczak is the videography supervisor.