dance repertory project

The Dance Repertory Project is a performance opportunity available for dance majors and minors. DRP offers special performance projects and opportunities that are in addition to annual departmental concerts. Although not a company, DRP was created to offer a diverse, and often eclectic, repertoire of dance styles and forms, and opportunities to work and/or perform with professional dance companies. Last year, the guest artists were Tendayi Kuumba and Courtney Cook from Urban Bush Women.  Past guest artists have included Luis Peidra from Dance Abierta in Costa Rica, Chet Walker, Tony-awarding winner creator of the Broadway show FOSSE; Joe Goode, artistic director of the Joe Goode Performance Group; Jacques Heim, founder, artistic director and choreographer of Diavolo Dance Theatre (LA); Sabrina Madison- Cannon, formerly with Philadanco; Bill Hastings, former Broadway dance captain for Bob Fosse; Kennet Oberly, former artistic director of Ballet Iowa; and Claire Bataille (dancer) and Lou Conte (founder & choreographer) of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. DRP has been distinguished by receiving two National Endowment for the Arts American Masterpieces grants for the re-staging of Jacques Heim’s A.W.O.L. (Diavolo Dance Theatre) and Lou Conte’s The 40s (Hubbard Street Dance Chicago). DRP students performed A.W.O.L. in concert with Diavolo Dance Theatre in the UGA Fine Arts Theatre. Jacques Heim also created Pandora for DRP students, which was performed on the Spring Dance Concert. DRP students performed with the Joe Goode Performance Company at the Ferst Center for the Arts in Atlanta and at the Fine Arts Theatre at UGA.