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Scholars Day 2006, Wednesday, April 12

Students Dance to Write. A Case Study at Buffalo Academy of Visual and Performing Arts.

A treasured African-American legacy inspires performing arts students to improve their writing literacy, confront and conquer fears, protect their generation and celebrate peace. Students explore this legacy through the work and choreography of Pearl Primus. Primus is one of the great pioneers in twentieth century dance and world-renowned lecturer, educator and anthropologist. This study examines how performing arts students use their personal application of the legacy as a way to improve their quality of writing and develop a personal voice through dance performance and writing.

Presenter: Jessica Blaida (Graduate Student)
Topic: Dance
Location: Hartwell Dance Theater
Time: 1:15 pm (Session III)