Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York
 

Choreographer: Alexia Couture, Photo Credit: Luke Villapaz

About Us


THE COMPANY

Twenty-five dancers currently make up the completely student run organization. Dancers are selected at the beginning of each semester by audition only. Although Expressions performs many styles of dance, dancers do not need to have extensive training in more than one style to audition. Dancers are selected based on their technical proficiency and ability to adapt to new and different choreography. Company members typically make a six to 11 hour weekly commitment. Dancers are required to attend weekly rehearsals and company class. Supplementary classes are strongly encouraged. Company members also participate in fundraising, club and campus events.

 

HISTORY

Expressions Dance Alliance was established in 2001 by Angela Paparone, Gabelli '04, to fill the void of a dance ensemble at Fordham University 's Rose Hill Campus. The company maintains its original mission by providing dancers the opportunity to bring together their eclectic backgrounds in styles and techniques to produce and perform completely original choreography.

 

PERFORMANCE

Each semester EDA presents a dynamic, diverse, and original program that is both thought provoking and entertaining. Members are responsible for every aspect of the production, including: choreography, costuming, light designs, budgeting, and publicity. EDA also performs at other functions throughout the year including charity events, Fordham Week, and New Student Orientation.

 

CLASSES

EDA offers professional and student instruction in a variety of styles to undergraduates in our own dance studio located in Keating B23.

 

CHOREOGRAPHY

Company members have the opportunity to choreograph original works for the semiannual showcase. Choreographers are chosen at the beginning of each semester by audition and are selected based on their ingenuity and artistic integrity.

IN THE NEWS

 

“An entertaining success” – The Ram

 

“The audience reaction was all enthusiasm” – Rose Hill Magazine

 

“The performances are anything but predictable” – The Ram

 

http://www.theramonline.com/2.12151/expressions-show-a-breath-of-fresh-air-1.1656278

 

http://www.theramonline.com/2.12151/audience-all-tangled-up-by-expressions-1.1656715

 

http://www.theramonline.com/2.12151/expressions-dance-alliance-allures-fordham-1.1657107

 

http://rosehillmag.com/art-student-culture/2008/11/12/expressions-dance-alliance-performs-breathe

 

  For more information email expdance@fordham.edu

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