The Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience's annual Spring Dance Symposium featured Danse4Nia Repertory Ensemble. Danse4Nia is a Philadelphia-based, multicultural, contemporary modern dance company, committed to using dance to foster personal, cultural and social change. Danse4Nia’s mission is to educate, empower and create the next generation of well-rounded arts advocates and citizens by presenting exceptional dance works, collaborating with artists across genres and delivering high-impact residencies. Under the artistic direction of founder Antoinette Coward-Gilmore, Danse4Nia has become known for drawing audiences “in” with its passionate brand of performance, showcasing excellence in Ballet, Horton Technique and Contemporary movement vocabularies.
During the day the dance symposium featured a community class by members of Danse4Nia that fused contemporary modern, West African and hip-hop dance, in collaboration with NJPAC’s Arts Education Program.
In the evening Danse4Nia presented an hour-long performance at the Bradley Hall Theatre on the Rutgers-Newark Campus, featuring a “talk-back” with the artists following the performance, and a reception in the theater lobby.