The mission of the Post Concert Dance Company is twofold: to provide a performing ensemble which approaches as closely as possible the conditions of a working professional dance company, and to present dynamic new choreography and historically important legacy works that affirm dance as vital and relevant to our diverse global society.
The company provides
- an interface between the theoretical, historical, and professional worlds of dance through mentoring by faculty and guest professionals
- an opportunity to develop dancers’ creative potential as choreographers, performers, and other creative outlets
- an opportunity to work in collaboration with designers, filmmakers, and managers in the other disciplines of the department
- intensive training in a range of dance techniques and styles as represented by the faculty and selected guest artists; and,
- preparation for professional careers as performing artists, choreographers, teachers, company managers, studio owners, scholars, and informed and responsible leaders in academic and professional settings
The company encourages students to explore the future of their art through opportunities to work with emerging choreographers from the New York and the international scene in an annual showcase presented every year at the Symphony Space at Broadway in New York City, a well-known venue for dance.
The company encourages students to explore the possibilities of their art through choreography and production in more than 10 concerts a year. Student choreographers present their preparation and research to the company at the beginning of each semester and show their work in informal concerts throughout the semester, culminating in fully produced productions at the end of every semester. The PCDC attends the American College Dance Festival every year and offers two student works for adjudication and performance. Alumni have continued to create and perform original choreography all over the world.
The company encourages students to explore the transmission of their art through lecture-demonstrations and concerts in the community. Dancers bring their choreographic and pedagogical skills to local students through teaching residencies in local high schools and elementary schools, demonstrating the diversity of dance expression and communication through a variety and fusion of forms.