acquiring-dawnGreensboro, NC — The UNCG dance department has been selected to perform at the American College Dance Festival Association’s 16th National College Dance FestivalLink opens in new window, June 5-7, 2014 in Washington, DC. This is UNCG’s second invitation to the Festival.

This year’s performance will feature MFA in Dance students in alumna Renay Aumiller’sLink opens in new window (BA, ’04) evocative and incredibly physical choreography, Acquiring DawnLink opens in new window.

For more information about the performance schedule and tickets, please visit acdfa.orgLink opens in new window. Tickets go on sale April 21, 2014

The National Festival, normally a biennial event held at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, showcases dances selected by the adjudicators from each of the regional conferences based on their outstanding artistic excellence and merit. The primary objective of the National Festival is to highlight, on the national level, the outstanding quality of choreography and performance that is being created on college and university campuses. The National Festival provides this venue in three gala performances, presenting works from approximately 30 colleges and universities.

The American College Dance Festival Association’s primary focus is to support and promote the wealth of talent and creativity that is prominent throughout college and university dance departments. ACDFA’s sponsorship of regional conferences and the national dance festival provides the venue for students and faculty to engage in three days of performances, workshops, panels, and master classes taught by instructors from around the region and country. The conferences also provide the unique opportunity for students and faculty to have their dance works adjudicated by a panel of nationally recognized dance professionals in an open and constructive forum. Culminating with the presentation of pieces selected for their exemplary artistic quality, the conferences are the primary means for college and university dance programs to perform outside their own academic setting and be exposed to the diversity of the national college dance world.