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Department of Theatre and Dance

  • USC Dance performs "Honor and Ash" by Shaun Boyle

USC Dance To Perform at the Kennedy Center

The University of SC Dance Program has been invited to perform at the National Conference of the American College Dance Association, June 6-9, 2018, one of only two colleges chosen from the Southeast region.

USC was selected out of 44 colleges who had their work adjudicated at the ACDA Southeast Regional Conference March 2-5.  Our dancers performed choreographer Shaun Boyle's haunting contemporary work Honor and Ash at the conference, which was lauded as being "a work notable for its epic vision, searing humanity, spare stage design and detailed costumes, supported by an ensemble capable of intense and complex physicality and the subtle nuance of the slightest touch."

"The stars aligned with stunning choreography, brilliant dancers and artistic collaboration that magically worked together to create this brilliant performance," said Professor Susan Anderson, USC Dance Artistic Director.

The American College Dance Association exists to "support and affirm dance in higher education through regional conferences, the adjudication process, and national festivals. The educational mission of the Association is to foster creative potential, to honor multiple approaches to scholarly and creative research and activity, to promote excellence in choreography and/or performance, and to give presence and value to diversity in dance." 

Thirteen regional conferences are held each year around the country, offering master classes, workshops, and the chance to have performances selected for presentation at the national conference.  Approximately thirty schools are chosen to participate each year.  USC Dance was last invited to perform at the national conference in 2008.

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