Monday, March 15, 2010

KSU: 1st Senior Show

All I have to say is to get your tickets now because we always sell out. KSU Dance Company presents their first senior showcase. April 23rd and 24th at Kennesaw's Stillwell Theater, 8pm. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased at the box office or online at Don't miss out on some of the dance world's future choreographers of tomorrow.

Thursday, March 11, 2010


I'm so proud to be apart of the Kennesaw State Dance company. Two years ago I decided to be apart of this school and company and personally, I feel that this is the best decision I have ever made. At this University I have the opportunity to work with teachers from Atlanta ballet, Dayton Contemporary Dance Company. We also have international teachers from Korea and India. I'm just so blessed to be a part of KSU and attend American College Dance Festival. Here's what our professor Ivan Pulinkala had to say.

Please join me in congratulating the KSU Dance Company cast of "Chakra" for their success at the American College Dance Festival. Our dancers received top honors at the festival this past weekend, and were selected to represent the southeast universities at the national festival being held at the Kennedy Center in May. Listed below are some of the highlights from the festival:

47 works adjudicated at the 2010 Southeast regional American College Dance Festival.
. 12 works were selected for the gala concert.
. "Chakra" performed by the KSU Dance Company, was one of 3 works invited from the gala concert to perform at the national festival at the Kennedy Center in May.
. The national festival is held every two years, showcasing the top companies and choreography across the country.
. The KSU Dance Company was the only university at the festival that has been selected for the gala concert for the last 4 years in succession.
. We are also one of the very few schools in the history of the American College Dance Festival to be selected for the national festival in successive national years. We performed at the 2008 nationals held in NYC. Given our less than 6-year existence, we have set quite a record.
. The American College Dance Festival uses a blind adjudication process. The national adjudicators do not know what college is performing or the name of the choreographer. They are isolated from the participants at the festival, and only given the titles of each work with information about the musical score.
. We were selected for this national honor among schools like Univ. of Alabama, Florida State University, Emory, Univ. of Missouri, Univ. of S. Carolina, , Univ. of North Carolina, Univ. of Kentucky, Univ. of Memphis, Univ. of Southern Mississippi and Univ. of Georgia, to name a few.

Congratulations to the following KSU dancers:

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Hip - Hop vs Politics

Do you ever recognized the power of knowledge. Not only knowledge but words. Yesterday I was blessed to hear Carlton A. Usher speak out on his new book "A Rhyme Is A Terrible Thing To Waste" and the effects of hip hop in our community. I was so delighted to hear him speak on his personal views and on the views of society. Hip - hop was born in the late 1970's and from his opinion ( as well as mine ) its here to stay. But in the past hip - hop has been blamed for the violence, slang, and derogatory statements and comments. Hip - hop was that new kid in class who was blamed for doing stuff just because he was new. Usher goes in depth about the good, bad, ugly, and unheard of about hip -hop. Join me as we support another artist.