2018 NW ACDA National Selections

Every^Man (Alright)
University of Montana (2017) 
Tsiambwom Akuchu (graduate student)
Every^Man (Alright) is an evocative and stirring piece, representative of the African American experience from slavery to the present. The work is deeply embodied, solid in its canonical foundation, eminently relevant, and critically necessary; an injection of survival.

fleeting things 
Snow College (2017)
Choreography and text:  Dmitri Peskov (faculty)
fleeting things is a scapel of a dance, incisive in its approach to its narrative, flittingly delicate in its performance, a siphoning down of the whorl of our contemporary national experience of race.

Stranger Kin
University of Utah (2017)
Choreographer: Nichele Van Portfleet (graduate student)
Stranger Kin disregards the aesthetics of cis-genders in an exhaustive, visceral exploration, and irresistibly lays bare questions of human intimacy, relativity, and power.


Congratulations to the following schools for being selected to participate in the 2018 NW Gala Concert!

Adjudicator Statement
Through this process, there have been excellent and strong works and ideas that were presented. Many of these works are not on the gala; please continue to research and present your work. Keep going, keep going, keep going. 

Excerpts from Appalachian Spring  (University of Northern Colorado)  
You Don’t Say   (CU Boulder)   
Where I am at   (Colorado College)  
On Jasper’s Farm   (University of Montana)   
P3    (Southern Utah University)   
fleeting things   (Snow College)   


Stranger Kin   (University of Utah)  
Ubuntu   (Colorado State University)    
before she sleeps in the sand   (University of Utah)
Tower    (Utah Valley University)  
Every^Man (Alright)    (University of Montana) 


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