Kate Digby, Assistant Professor of Dance, will lead a collaborative creative process with two intentions: 1) to examine acts of intimidation and hate towards people of color and difference at K-State, and 2) address our campus’s lingering racial tension. Ultimately, these ideas will go towards creating a “piece of resistance” to be performed in the K-State Dance Program’s Spring Dance 2018 (April 6-7, McCain Auditorium). The goal is awakening the minds and the hearts of both the audience and the participants through an artistic process that exposes assumptions, provokes reflection and encourages action.
Details of the final project will emerge during collaborative cast rehearsals, which will begin the week of January 15th and continue through to the performances. Dancers, actors, musicians, poets, filmmakers, and artists of all kinds interested in contributing should email Prof. Digby at email@example.com with their area of expertise and short (200 word) explanation of interest ideally no later than Friday Dec. 8th at 1pm. Dancers should also attend the Spring Dance auditions on Saturday Dec. 9, 2017 from 9-11:30am in Nichols Hall Rm. 008. All other artists will have individual 5 min ‘audition’ slots on Saturday Dec. 9th between 1:30-3pm, followed by a brief group meeting.