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Austin Peay State University Area of Dance recognized at regional dance festival

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – On a recent Thursday afternoon, Margaret Rennerfeldt flipped through a small, flimsy journal to read a few notes she’d jotted down earlier this month while attending the American College Dance Festival Association’s Southeast Region conference in Albany, GA.

The Austin Peay State University assistant professor of dance had brought a work she choreographed to the event, and she wanted to remind herself of what the panel of judges had said about the dance.

APSU dance students perform assistant professor of dance Margaret Rennerfeldt’s piece “Finding Place,” which was selected for the gala performance at the ACDFA’s regional conference.

APSU dance students perform assistant professor of dance Margaret Rennerfeldt’s piece “Finding Place,” which was selected for the gala performance at the ACDFA’s regional conference.

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Riverfest was truly bigger and better than ever!

 

Riverfest 2010It’s been several days after the end of the 2010 Riverfest Celebration, and for those who worked the two day festival, life is returning to normal. The hard working folks with the Clarksville Department of Parks & Recreation along the entertainers, and hundreds of volunteers ensured that the visitors could simply enjoy some good wholesome family fun.

This was the first year that Clarksville Online and Discover Clarksville was selected to document the festival as much as was humanly possible. Roland Woodworth, Ashley and Meghan Hamilton, and Bill Larson were given the job of photographing everything in the tiniest of detail, while Mark Haynes shot hours and hours of raw video footage, and Sue Culverhouse took it all in to get material for her wonderful articles!

Intermittent rain plagued Riverfest early on Friday afternoon.

Intermittent rain plagued Riverfest early on Friday afternoon.

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Gateway to Stardom Winners

 

Riverfest 2010After three weeks of intensive auditioning, the winners of the Gateway to Stardom have been chosen to perform at this year’s Riverfest event. Judges, Kelly Maselli, Art Conn, Rene Ross, Justin Byrk, Samantha Maselli and Chris Monholland, saw talented youngsters from age 6 to 21, sing and dance their way through the audition process to be named to perform for the annual event.

Maselli of Gateway Realty and Investment Group, started the Gateway to Stardom several years ago to showcase the young talent of Clarksville. Raising two teenage daughters, her house was quite often filled with talented younsters who she felt needed a venue to be seen and heard. Since Gateway Realty has sponsored a stage each year for Riverfest, Maselli  felt compelled to give these talented young people that much needed outlet. «Read the rest of this article»

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One more performance remains for APSU’s Summer Dance Concert

 

Dance is the noblest of the Arts. Using a human body as their canvas, a dancers’ performance treats the audience to a visual poetry written with their bodies in both form and motion.

APSU Theatre & DanceThe Austin Peay State University’s Theatre & Dance Department together with the APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts is currently holding their Summer Dance Concert. One performance remains on Wednesday, August 11th, at 7:30PM, in the Clement Auditorium. The show features 9 numbers choreographed by both Faculity, Alumni, & Current Students and showcasing the talents of the students in the APSU Dance Program.

According to Artistic Director Marcus Hayes, “Dance Concerts provide good opportunities for students to explore their Choreographic ideas, and to see what happens when those ideas are brought to life in performance.”

A dancer leaps for the sky during the Finale of the Summer Dance Concert at APSU

A dancer leaps for the sky during the Finale of the Summer Dance Concert at APSU

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APSU spring dance concert showcases budding talents

 

There is one more show remaining in the APSU Spring Dance Concert at 2pm Sunday, Be sure to catch it!

Austin Peay State University’s Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts and the Theatre and Dance Department are currently holding their 4th annual Spring Dance Concert. The program directed by Marcus Hayes features 13 works choreographed by the incredibly talented Dance Faculty at APSU, and their students.

I described last summer’s dance concert as poetry in form and motion, and I stand by that description with the spring program. The student performers are incredibly graceful as they weave lithely back and forth across the stage in intricate patterns dictated by the music, and the joy in their souls.

A Warrior's Requiem

A Warrior's Requiem

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