Physical. Language. Grace. Kinesthetic. Gesture. Emotional. Space. Powerful. Communication. Senses. Body. Force. Human. Embody. Technical. Effort. Dialogue. Chance. Touch. Suspend. Propel. Intrigue.



Grand Valley State University Dance Program offers students a chance to develop technical dance skills through rigorous technique courses and performing opportunities.  The Dance Program guides a dancer's artistry, technique, emotions and physical facility to converge into a unique and dynamic performer. Through daily technique courses in Modern, Ballet, Jazz and Pointe, each dancer hones their craft in small classes with one-on-one Faculty/Student instruction.  GVSU Dance enables each dancer to interact within a dynamic group of performers while building a network of resources for their future careers. 



We are proud to present our Fall Arts Dance 2014

MONDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2014, 7:30 P.M.

Dance Company in Residence:





Emily Terndrup of Gallim Dance in "Fold Here" | Credit: Tom Caravaglia




GVSU Music and Dance Faculty and Students present

“Gallim Dance:  Articulate Bodies, Visceral Language”

MONDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2014, 7:30 P.M.




Prelude carillon concert 


In modern dance, improvisation has always been at the root of the choreographic process.  In the early twentieth century, dance pioneers Isadora Duncan and Ruth St. Denis employed movement invention and exploration practices inspired by the sheer joy of simply moving.  In the 1960s, postmodern choreographers Yvonne Rainer and Trisha Brown incorporated spontaneous pedestrian task-based movements to develop choreography.  Using a new dance language called GaGa, Gallim Dance, a New York City–based contemporary dance company, incorporates past, and present movement invention practices, fueled by human emotion. Gallim’s mission is “to play inside the imagination, to find juxtapositions of the mind and body that resonate in the soul, to investigate our limitations and pleasures, and to realize the endless human capacity for inspiration.”

For more information: coming soon...


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