RESCHEDULED: Acclaimed Dancer Alice Sheppard to perform at Emory; Emory Student Honors Performance Explores Site Specificity

March 4, 2014

ATLANTA ¿ The Emory Dance and Movement Studies Program's spring line up includes two thought-provoking performances this March.

  • Emory Dance and the Emory Disability Studies Initiative present ¿Embodied Virtuosity: Dances from Disability Culture¿ on Sunday, March 23 at 2 p.m. in the dance studio of the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts.  (This event was rescheduled from the original February 13 date due to inclement weather.

Internationally renowned contemporary dancer Alice Sheppard will perform two solo pieces, calling into question what we mean by ¿virtuosity¿ when we talk about disabled dancers and dance. These pieces, performed from a wheelchair, highlight an innovative and compelling form of contemporary dance.

  • ¿A Choreographic Exploration of Site Context¿ is an honors thesis by Emory College senior Emily Hammond, March 27 and 28 at 8 p.m. in the Dance Studio in the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts. The concert features four solos performed by Hammond, live and through film, that consider what it means to compose in the studio compared to an external site and explores the implications of translating a piece into a new site context.

This project is supported in part by the Emory College Center for Creativity and Arts, the John H. Gordon Stipe Society, Scholarly Inquiry and Research at Emory (SIRE), The Lucky Penny, and the Emory Dance Program.

Both events are free and open to the public. For additional information, call the Arts at Emory box office at (404) 727-5050 or visit


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