FIRST
YEAR
PERFORMANCE
WORKSHOP

CHOREOGRAPHERS + DIRECTORS + FACILITATORS:  
TOMMIE-WAHEED EVANS + KATIE SWORDS-THURMAN
WITH JHELAN GORDON-SALAAM

















AT ITS HEART, FIRST-YEAR PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP, A CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE FOR ALL FIRST YEAR STUDENTS, IS ABOUT BUILDING AND FOSTERING COMMUNITY. THROUGHOUT THE PROCESS, STUDENTS DEVELOPED SOLOS THAT WERE RE-IMAGINED IN COLLABORATION WITH ONE ANOTHER. THEIR SOLOS TOOK MANY FORMS; THESE DANCES BECAME TEXTS, ILLUSTRATIONS, PHOTOGRAPHS, PAINTINGS, AND VIDEOS. EACH WEEK, IDEAS AND TOOLS WERE EXPLORED WITH THE HELP OF A COACHING MENU DEVELOPED BY FACULTY AND STUDENT MENTORS. THE MENU, WHICH YOU CAN SEE BELOW, WAS DESIGNED TO GUIDE STUDENTS TOWARD WAYS OF THINKING DIFFERENTLY AND EXPANSIVELY ABOUT MOVEMENT MATERIAL AND COLLABORATIVE PROCESS.





SOLO
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PERFORMERS + CREATORS + RESEARCHERS

CAROLINE ALCOTT + SHOSHANA ISAACS + ERIN RAWLINGS + LILY ALLEN + MARIA JACOBY + KAYLA RICKETTS + BAILEY BARRETT + MARIONIA JONES + RAQUEL RODRIGUEZ + ERICA BERGQUIST + VERSAILLE JONES + TATIANA ROMIG + VICTORIA BERLACK + LEANN JOSIBAN + DAVID RUCKER + AMANDA BOYER + CHRISTIAN KIND + ALEXANDER SANCHEZ + IZZY BRENNAN + CAMERON KING + JENSEN SEARS + GRACE BROWN + SARAH KRAEMER + DANIELLE SHAWVER + IFETAYO CAREY-BLACKMAN + MARIS KRYSTOSEK + IZZIE SMALKAIS + JASMYNE CARTER + SUPRANEE LEKCHAUM + KAITLYN SOWLES + ALIX CHAPPELL + ALESSANDRA MARTINEZ + NAYANTE STANLEY + EMILY CIVITELLA + DESTINIE MAYO + ANNA STRASZEWSKI + ALIYAH CLAY + AVERY MCGHEE + KATIE SZYKMAN + KEANA COMBS + DANIEL MENDEZ + SERENITY TAYLOR + BELLA CRESCENZI + MARISSA MILAN + VIOLA TAYLOR + EMMA DECAPRIO + SERRAYA MILLAND + SEAN TUBBS + CALLIOPE DEMOS + ZOE MILLER + BAILEE VARNER + DEANNA DIFRANCO + OJO MILLS + KRISTIN VENDEL + RAYONNA DIXON + NYNA MOORE + JAMIE WALLACE + LUCY FLIPPEN + GRACE MORK + LANAE WATSON + AARON MICHAEL FOREMAN + STANLEY MORRISON + COCO WATTS + CLAUDIA FOSTER + LEAH NOWELL + SHANYAH WATTS + CHEYENNE FRANK + IMANI NOWLIN JENKINS + ASA WELLS + MAGALY GALLAGHER + EMMA OLIVIER + JAILA WILSON + STELLA GOLDIN GARCIA + RACHEL ORJI + BROOKE WINKELMAN + PARIS GRAY + INDY PAONE + KARLEE WOODY + LEILANI HINES + CAITLIN PARRISH + KRISTYN WOODY + ERIN ISAACS + PALOMA PARROTTA + LIV WYMBS + HARLIE YAHN



JUNIOR + SENIOR MENTORS

EMILY BERNARD + LESLIE BUNKLEY + MIRANDA CAPPARELLI + JOY GIUFFRE + NATALIE HAMILTON + CHLOE HELDT + RAE HOLTZMAN + HALEY KNIERIEM + TATIANA LAWSON + QIANNA MCDONALD + LILY MELLO + SYDNEY PENNINGTON + MIK PHILLIPS + ROBBY PINE + KATE PORTER + KYMORA PRUITT + JORDAN RICKS + TANIA SAIZ PEREZ + KYLIE SCHOENIG + KIRA SHIINA + GRACIE SPINA + PEDRO SUAREZ + SADIE WINER