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Dance Master Class Repertory Series: Tracy Halloran Pearson

Friday, November 17, 2017

12:10pm, Dance Building, Betty Pease Studio Theater


Tracy Halloran Pearson’s choreographic style is based on a fusion of ballet, jazz, modern, contemporary, and hip-hop styles of dance. She is the artistic director of and choreographer for ConteXture Dance Detroit, and will be teaching the repertory work There Is No Try, which debuted at the Detroit Dance City Festival when the company performed it in 2016.

Each Modern Lab session features a different guest artist teaching a master class and sections from their repertory. This panorama of the contemporary dance field is presented to broaden the students’ awareness of potential career possibilities. Each guest artist conducts a 30-minute technique class/warm-up and then teaches repertory that is performed by the class. In the final 15 minutes, faculty coordinator Bill De Young conducts a Q & A with each artist, discussing their career; their recommendations for transitioning from student to professional, and what they look for when they audition dancers for their projects.

This event supported in part by the EXCEL Lab.

Free - no tickets required to observe

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Photography Credits:

U-M Photo Services

Joe Welsh

Peter Smith

David Smith

Glen Behring

Tom Bower