Welcome to the Department of Dance 2021-2022 Season! 

Please join us for our 2021-2022 performances in our state-of-the-art premiere Dance Theater.

Note: Based on guidance from the University System of Georgia (USG), all vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals are encouraged to wear a face covering while inside campus facilities. Unvaccinated individuals are also strongly encouraged to continue to socially distance while inside campus facilities, when possible. Learn more. 

Learn more about the Department of Dance at arts.kennesaw.edu/dance.

Need technical assistance? Please call 470-578-6650 or email boxoffice@kennesaw.edu.

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    Forces of Grace

    Nov. 12-13 | 8 p.m.
    Marietta Dance Theater

    Join us for an evening of contemporary and classical choreography highlighting the diverse artistic voices that make KSU Dance a leader in undergraduate education in the Southeast. This concert features four original dance works, including two works by KSU Dance Faculty members Andrea Knowlton and Artistic Director, Lisa K. Lock. Audiences will also be treated to works by Ido Gidron, former dancer with Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company II and the Batsheva Ensemble, and Heath Gill of Terminus Modern Ballet Theater. 

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    Marley Was Dead To Begin With.

    Dec. 10-12
    Friday 8 p.m.; Saturday 2 & 8 p.m.; Sunday 1 & 7 p.m. 
    Marietta Dance Theater

    Choreography by Heath Gill with contributions from Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre artists. Original score by Jacob Ryan Smith.

    A bold retelling of Charles Dickens’ holiday classic, this version further explores the themes of compassion, generosity, and redemption present in the original.

    Voted “Atlanta’s Best Dance Production of 2020” by ArtsATL.com, the performance will be presented both live and digitally by the critically acclaimed Terminus artists.

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    Jan. 28-29 | 8 p.m.
    Marietta Dance Theater

    This concert is made possible thanks to the Pomare/Connor Memorial Endowment Fund for Dance at KSU.

    Choreographed and performed by Montreal-based company Tentacle Tribe, this new work combines elements of contemporary dance, street dance, and martial arts in a physical score that echoes the subtle pulse of respiration. The invigorating power of the breath, and its circulation in the organism, are embodied and magnified by this energetic, architectonically-rich dance. From technical feats to dreamlike sequences, Ghost is a welcome breath of fresh air.

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    YAG: The Movie

    MAR. 18-20 | 8 p.m.
    Marietta Dance Theater or ArtsKSU Virtual

    In YAG, Batsheva Dance Company’s first production adapted especially for the screen, house choreographer Ohad Naharin uses cinematic language to communicate his work both as director and choreographer.

    “Love of dancing, longing, transformation of emotions into pure movement, dancers infusing content I have not written, refinement and exaggeration, family, touch, texture, flow, laughter at oneself, death, time, body, passion, imagination, fortune cookies, nudity, Hamutz-Hamutz, red, groove, control, pleasure, giving up.” — Ohad Naharin

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    Student Dance Concert

    Apr. 29-30 | 8 p.m.
    Marietta Dance Theater

    The Student Dance Concert highlights works created by — and for — our students. This juried event showcases the diversity of our student body and displays their artistic voices and creative talents.