Each day most of us wave to a friend or gesture in a meeting with colleagues. Dance professor Karen Studd (George Mason University) sees patterns and language in all of these acts. She calls her system for observing, describing, notating, and understanding movement “Laban Movement Analysis.” Also: Choreographer and professor Benita Brown (Virginia State University) demonstrates the elements and influences of West African dance. And: Clarity James (Radford University) leads a troupe of students and colleagues who compose and perform opera for young children.
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