Henderson State University will host the Debra Knapp Dance Project Feb. 5-9. Knapp will teach dance master classes in the Arkansas Hall Dance Studio from 1:30-2:45 p.m. Feb. 6 and 3-4:15 p.m. on Feb. 8. The classes are free and open to the public.
Rehearsals with the Henderson Dance Company will be 5-9 p.m. Feb. 5-8. The rehearsals are open to the public for observation.
An “informance” displaying the new work and providing an opportunity for audience feedback will be Feb. 9 at 3 p.m.
Knapp is a professor, College of Education Dean’s Fellow, and has served as director of dance at New Mexico State University. She serves as a certified teacher in the Evans’ Dance Pedagogy Method.
Knapp has served on the dance faculties of Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana University in Bloomington, University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, and the Palucca School Academy of Performing Arts in Dresden, Germany.
She has danced professionally with the Bill Evans Dance Company, the Dresden Germany Semperoper Ballet Company, the Nora Reynolds Dance Company, the Danzantes Dance Company, and the Windfall Dance.
Knapp continues to freelance as a choreographer, performer and dance instructor. She has choreographed more than 60 dances and produced 40 dance concerts as part of the NMSU dance program.
For more information, contact Jennifer Maddox, artist in residence for dance at Henderson, at firstname.lastname@example.org. The project is made possible by HSU Theatre and Dance.