Bowie State University kicked off its semi-annual showcase of dance and movement last week.
The school held two sold-out performances on Nov. 9 and Nov. 10. at the school’s Fine and Performing Arts Center.
About 80 student dancers at the historically black college in Bowie, as well as and 15 professionals performed at the evening concerts that drew more than 80 audience members each night. The evening show include performance of eight separate pieces of dance, said Jennifer Dorsey, a professor of dance and theater at BSU.
“Each [dance] stands on its own,” she said. “We had modern dance, African dance, jazz dance. We also had modeling from a fashion group on campus.”
For about six or seven years during her 10 years at the school, Dorsey has organized the dance showcase, she said.
“It’s really about showcasing different styles of dance,” said the Ellicott City resident.
The bulk of the students, had been practicing since August and the performance was a part of their final grade, Dorsey said.
“They all did a wonderful job,” Dorsey said. “They all learned the pieces well.”