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LIU Brooklyn Dance Majors Soar at American College Dance Festival Regionals

Junior Nate Hunt’s work to be showcased at Kennedy Center in D.C. in May


Alka Gupta,Assistant Director, Public Relations
LIU Brooklyn,
Long Island University

Nate HuntBrooklyn, N.Y. – Dance majors at LIU Brooklyn soared at the 2012 Northeast Regional Conference of the American College Dance Festival Association (ACDFA) last week, earning honors for their outstanding choreography and performance. Nate Hunt, a junior B.F.A. dance major at LIU Brooklyn, had his choreography selected for performance at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. in May.

The goal of ACDFA is to support and promote the talent and creativity that is prominent throughout college and university dance departments. A panel of nationally recognized dance professionals annually adjudicates the choreography and performance of participating schools region by region. The adjudicating body then chooses dances to be presented at its Gala Concerts.

The ACDFA Northeast regionals were held at Penn State the first weekend in March. Out of 42 works, choreographed by guest artists, faculty, graduate students and undergraduate students from across the region, both works presented by LIU Brooklyn were chosen by the panel for the Northeast Regions Gala Concert.

LIU dance majors performed “Exotica” by guest artist Ronald K. Brown and “different shades of Grey” by Nate Hunt, as part of the Gala Concert on March 5.

“Ours was the only undergraduate program that had both works chosen for the concert,” said Dana Hash-Campbell, chair of LIU Brooklyn’s Performing Arts Department and coordinator of the dance program. “For those not in the know, this is the college dance equivalent of winning the NCAA Championships!”

And in further good news, the adjudicating panel selected only three works to represent the Northeast at the National American College Dance Festival Association Conference. Nate Hunt's piece was one of those three. LIU dance majors will perform his “different shades of Grey” at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C., May 24 – May 27. Selections are based on outstanding artistic excellence and merit.

For more information about the dance program, contact Mary Ann Wall at (718) 488-3355.

Photo Credit: Priscella Pablo.

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Posted 03/13/2012

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