University of South Florida

School of Theatre & Dance

College of the Arts

2017 Fall Dance Concert

DanceUSF presents the 2017 Fall Dance Concert.

2017 Fall Dance Concert

Thurs, Nov. 16 – Sat, Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m.
Sat, Nov. 18 and Sun, Nov. 19 at 3 p.m.
Theatre 1, USF Tampa Campus

Don’t miss this exciting evening of dance which includes pieces choreographed by our DanceUSF faculty Andrew Carroll, Michael Foley, and John Parks, as well as our John W. Holloway Endowment guest choreographer Robert Moses!


Choreographer: John Parks
Assistant to the Choreographer: Katurah Robinson
Costume Design: Marilyn Bertch
Lighting/Sound Design: Anthony Vito

Five female dancers kneel on one knee, with one hand they touch the ground as they rest their other arm on leg that's not kneeling. They all bow their hands. In the foreground a solo dancer dances. All dancers are wearing traditional African prints.

Choreographer: Andrew Carroll
Costume Design: Terri Funaro
Lighting Design: Anthony Vito

Female ballet dancers hold the same pose onstage, a haze of atmospheric lighting and smoke flowing over them.Three ballet dancers hold the same pose: they pose slightly to the side, they look over their right shoulder and raise their right arm to the front, lifting their hand to graze their chin. Their rest their other hand on the right side of their stomach.

Choreographer: Michael Foley
Costume Design: Terri Funaro
Lighting Design: Anthony Vito

One female dancer stands still in the middle, she rests her arms by her side and raises one leg. Behind her one female dancer raises her arm to cover one of the center dancer's eyes. Another dancer lunges forward as she raises one hand to cover the center dancer's heart. Three other dancers are grouped in front of the center dancer, each with varying poses.

Choreographer: Robert Moses
Rehearsal Director: Bliss Kohlmyer
Costume Design: Terri Funaro
Lighting Design: Anthony Vito

One Black female dancer stands in the center, her hands behind her back. She looks upwards. Four other dancers beside and behind her dance the same pose, they stretch their arms and turn their faces in the direction opposite to the center dancer.

John W. Holloway Endowment Guest Artist

Robert Moses

Founded in 1995, San Francisco-based Robert Moses' Kin is considered by many to be one of the most prolific and exciting new contemporary dance companies to emerge nationally in the past decade. The company's mission is to produce work which speaks to what is specific and unique in human nature. Robert Moses' Kin uses movement as the medium through which race, class, culture and gender are used to voice the existence of our greater potential and unfulfilled possibilities.

Robert Moses' diverse eleven-member company is known for its eclectic movement vocabulary, demanding choreography, ferocious dancing, and provocative themes. Moses' focus on the expressiveness of the human body and his desire to speak with the voices of his African American heritage have produced works with regional, national and international recognition. In 2015 he created a work on Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre.

An ambitious and diverse company, Robert Moses' Kin has received tremendous national media coverage in such publications as The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, Dance Magazine, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Examiner, The Village Voice, Denver Post, Rocky Mountain News, as well as on radio, television and the Internet.

John W. Holloway Endowment in Dance and Theatre

The John W. Holloway Endowed Chair in Dance and Theatre provides these programs with funds on an annual basis. John W. Holloway, a TheatreUSF graduate, has systematically donated enhancement funds to build the theatre and dance programs to exceptional artistic status. The Holloway Endowed Chair has allowed both theatre and dance majors to work with renowned international artists in the creation of new work and in the preparation of interdisciplinary stage productions on important contemporary subjects.

USF School of Theatre & Dance

The University of South Florida School of Theatre & Dance is committed to facilitating creative and academic artists and scholars though rigorous training in the studio, the classroom, and in performance. Students have the opportunity to work closely with faculty and guest artists brought in by our British International Theatre and Holloway endowment programs. The Musical Theatre program, Theatre Honors’ year-long intensive program, and McNeil pilot playwriting program give students the opportunity to expand their theatrical horizons. Our exclusively undergraduate program boasts intensive studies in the disciplines of performance, design and theatre arts as well as a close working relationship with our nationally and internationally recognized faculty.