“So You Think You CAn Dance” winner Joshua Allen taught the IDC at SERBA. His Urban Hip Hop style was a treat for all the 21 companies represented. Joshua also opened the Thursday evening emerging concert with a stage performance to an audience of 400 screaming teenages.
The IDC performed the new Stalling’s work “Perhaps” on the Saturday Evening Gala. The staging was phenominal with an opening that brought a dancer from the audience triggering the curtain to set the non-traditional stage. Motifs of improvisation warmed the traditional backstage areas. This advanced movement vocabulary was well received by the faculty, directors and dancers.
SERBA faculty included Robert Barnett- Artistic Director-Emeritus-The Atlanta Ballet; Shawn Black- San Elijo Dance and Music Academy; Tom Clower-Master Teacher and Choreographer; Deirdre Carberry- Assistant Professor of Dance-University of Cincinnati; and
Judy Rice- Associate Professor of Performing Arts- University of Michigan.