November 14

Hello, and Welcome to the Performance.

This is the first time I’ve written a message to you knowing that you’ll be attending the dance performance or theatrical production virtually. You might be in your living room. You might not be in Mississippi. I will miss seeing you in a live audience, so I remind myself that this is all temporary. So until we return to live performances, let us take advantage of this moment. You will see new approaches to presenting live theatre tonight. You will see new venues for dance performances. You will see students who took risks, trusted their training, and recalibrated their artistic compasses.

I heard recently that while it’s easy to approach this moment in the performing arts as a low and insurmountable one, that is not the whole story. We are living a historical moment in the performing arts. We are making theatre and dance in a profound context. We have been asked to reinvent what we do, to connect to what we love in new ways, and dare I say, to take stock of who we are as individual artists. This is our moment. I cannot say this moment has seemed like a gift every step of the way. In fact, it’s often felt like an impossible problem that faculty, staffs and students were required to solve—and to do it with the deadline of an opening night. And this brings us to tonight.

I hope you enjoy the performance. It is nothing short of extraordinary. I’ve learned so much about my colleagues since last spring. I’ve learned the unfathomable degree to which they will reinvent their processes in new mediums and through new methods. I learned the astronomical amount of work they were willing to put in over the summer to be ready for students. I learned more than I ever thought I would know about new technology. And all of it was done for one reason: for our students. And our students do all of this for you: our audiences.

I imagine the excitement of a premiere transcends a virtual platform. Personally, I am looking forward to seeing what has happened not in our studios and rehearsal hall, but in apartments and outdoors. I am thrilled to know I will see dancers dancing and actors acting. And when we get to the other side of this, I will be curious to see what remains—what becomes permanent—even though all of this is temporary.

Stacy Reischman Fletcher

Director, School of Performing and Visual Arts

Date //

November 14 – 7:00 p.m.

Broadcast Live!

Tickets //

$5 General Admission

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Program Information //


Morgan Goodwin (Senior)

Music/Composer: “Beyond this Moment” and “So Flows the Current” by Patrick O’Hearn

Dancer: Morgan Goodwin

Choreographer Names: Dr. Candice Salyers, Caroline Ellzey, Maris Krystosek

Sound Editing/Engineering: Morgan Goodwin

Videography and editing: Video: Amber Welch, Editing: Morgan Goodwin


Jaylen Williams (Senior) 

Music/Composer: Jaylen Williams 

Dancer: Jaylen Williams 

Tense. Release.

Linnea Blakemore (Senior)

Dancer: Linnea Blakemore

Music/Composer: Linnea Blakemore

She was. She is. She will.

Averi Mazur (Senior)

Music/Composer: “Fall Green” by Michael Wall

Dancer: Jade Long

“Under The Surface”

Jelica Jenkins (Senior)

Music/Composer: “Immunity” by Jon Hopkins

Dancer: Averi Mazur

“Internally Unfurled”

Jade Long (Senior)

Music/Composer: “7 234” by Michael Wall

Dancer: Ayanna Coleman

“With Nothing but My Thoughts”

Choreographer Name/Year: Ayanna Coleman (Senior)

Music/Composer: “Arête” by Brambles

Dancer: Timothy O’Toole

Sound Editing: Voice Over composed by Ayanna Coleman


Hadley Voss (Senior)

Music/Composer: “Introduction” by Apparat, “Retrouvailles” by Ooyy, additional text by Catherine Wright in “TED Talk: Art and Identity,” additional text by Zahra Dry in “TED Talk: Reshaping How We See Identity”, Additional text from Natalie Davis, Carley Elliers, Brooke LeGrow, Kathryn Marchand, and Cate Pride

Sound Editing/Engineering: Hadley Voss

Dancer: Pashion Hinnant

“How can you hate me when you don’t know me?”

Choreographer Name/Year: Pashion Hinnant (Senior) 

Music/Composer: Voiceover from Jelica Jenkins, “COLOURS” by Licy Be, “Make it Home” by Tobe Nwigwe, “Hei Poa” by Pedestrian 

Dancer: Jelica Jenkins 

Artist Note: Have you ever heard of Daryl Davis and Roger Kelly?

“We Are Who We Are”

Choreographer Name/Year: Timothy O’Toole

Music/Composer: “Flying and Flocking” by Zoë Keating, Featuring spoken words from interviews

Dancer: Hadley Voss

Sound/Video Editing: Timothy O’Toole

Freshman Repertory Company

We are here. Here we are.

Choreography: Lauren Soutullo Smith and dancers

Music: “Split Stones” by, Lymbyc Systym, “False Down” by, The Album leaf, “5115” by, Michael Wall, and “Too Much Still” by, Goldmund, voiceovers by the dancers

Dancers: Emma Armstrong, Gabby Bass, Kennedy Flemming, Alec Holder, Shakeena Manning, Gabby McCroskey, Kaitlin Mizell, Emaleigh Ousterhout, Timber Prince, and Jalyn Roberson

Teaching Assistant: Brooke LeGrow

Videographer: Brooke LeGrow

Sound Operator: Lauren Soutullo Smith

Lights: Allison Bucher

Faculty and Staff //


Stacy Reischman Fletcher – Professor in Dance, Director, School of Visual and Performing Arts

Julie Hammond – Professor in Dance, Dance Program Coordinator

Leketha Hughes – Administrative Specialist

Brianna Jahn – Assistant Professor in Dance

Kelly Lester – Professor in Dance, Director, Center for Faculty Development

Katherine Moore – Assistant Teaching Professor in Dance, Junior and Senior Choreography instructor

Candice Salyers – Assistant Professor in Dance

Lauren Soutullo Smith – Assistant Teaching Professor in Dance, Repertory Dance Company Director

Sandra Wittington – Administrative Specialist

A special thanks to the Choreography students who helped in the production of our virtual concerts. We could not have done it without your hard work and dedication.



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