Arts & Humanities

Senior Exit Dance Concert set for Nov. 7-9

The 2018 Senior Exit and YCL Emerging Choreographers Concert, held Nov. 7-9 at 8 p.m. in the New Dance Theatre, features pieces choreographed by BFA candidates Samantha Miller, left, and Nieya Amezquita.

The UGA dance department will present its 2018 Senior Exit and YCL Emerging Choreographers Concert Nov. 7-9 at 8 p.m. in the New Dance Theatre, located in the Dance Building on Sanford Drive. 

The concert is one of several dance events featured in UGA’s 2018 Spotlight on the Arts festival.

The Senior Exit Dance Concert is a compilation of knowledge and artistic decisions that each dance major has discovered for themselves in the last four years. From various music and styles of dance, the show encompasses a spectrum of creativity and developed works of art. This year’s concert showcases pieces choreographed by two senior dance majors.

BFA candidates Nieya Amezquita and Samantha Miller will present pieces that showcase their artistic voice and passion through the art of dance. Each has been given the opportunity to experiment with their creative process as choreographers to create works that demonstrate dynamic movement, choreographic devices and expressive concepts learned throughout their time as students in the UGA dance department. 

Amezquita’s piece explores the integration of social psychological theories of attraction found in everyday life through contemporary movement. Miller’s piece explores the theatrical side of dance while utilizing movement as a narrative, storytelling device. 

Additional works from emerging choreographers Madison Calderwood, Baylee Davenport, Kristin Jaspers, Claire Korfas, Claire Peoples and Amber Thompson, who are all working towards their undergraduate degree in dance, also will be presented. 

Ticket prices are $12 for general admission and $8 for students and seniors. They can be purchased at the Tate Student Center cashier’s window, the Performing Arts Center box office, by phone at 706-542-4400 or online at Tickets may also be purchased at the door with cash, major credit card or personal check, however, advance purchase is recommended. Free parking is available in lots adjacent to the Dance Building after 5 p.m., or at the South Campus Parking Deck next to the UGA Center for Continuing Education & Hotel for a small fee.

For more information on the Spotlight on the Arts festival and other related dance events, visit