DanceWise: Body and Soul 2019

Dancewise 2019 poster

The Department of Theatre and Dance presents DanceWise: Body and Soul, Friday through Sunday, February 1-3, at the Tennessee Williams Center’s Proctor Hill Theatre. 

*Friday, Feb. 1, at 7:30 p.m.

*Saturday, Feb. 2, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

*Sunday, Feb. 3, at 2 p.m.

Admission is free, but seating is limited. Ticket reservations at:

Under the artistic direction of Courtney World, the Department of Theatre and Dance produces the sixth annual performance of DanceWise. This dance concert will feature performances by 19 Sewanee students, as well as choreographic premieres by Courtney World, assistant professor of dance, and student choreographers Robin Kate Davis, Julianna Morgan, Ashlin Ondrusek, and Danielle Silfies. Student dancers will perform the premiere of Flightless, choreographed by guest artist Jenny Showalter, artistic director of New York City-based company Treeline DanceWorks, and World will perform a solo version of Tintal (1972), a seminal work by distinguished choreographer Bill Evans. 

DanceWise: Body and Soul includes a variety of dance styles that celebrate humanity–body and soul–through movement. This year’s concert theme draws inspiration from the jazz standard "Body and Soul" by Johnny Green, and appropriately contains several jazzy numbers, including a reprise of dances from the department’s fall production of Cabaret

Student dance performances by Darja Bienenson, Taela Bland, Annie Corley, Caroline Gurek, Robin Kate Davis, Margaret Deane, Paige Greenberg, Karen Guevara, Victoria King, Isabella Klitzke, Julianna Morgan, Cameron Noel, Ashlin Ondrusek, Julia Peacock, Danielle Silfies, Julia Thompson, and Seriah Wyatt. 

Special musical appearances by students including Bram Atkins and Sarah Mixon. 

Costume design by Jennifer Matthews, professor of theatre, and student designers Danielle Silfies, Kate Schumaker, and Suzanna Yancey. Lighting design by Krystal Fowler, C’19.