The NIU School of Theatre and Dance presents Dancing Together Forward: Fall 2020 Dance Concert with six airings over the next two weeks, premiering Friday, November 20 at 7 p.m. on YouTube.

This screen dance was made in collaboration with the dancers and choreographers of the School of Theatre and Dance and the artists of NIU’s Integrated Media Technologies. It was filmed and produced at locations all throughout our NIU campus.

The artists want to acknowledge that the place where they study and make their art sits upon the traditional homelands of the Sauk, Meskwaki and Potawatomi nations.This collaborative project is the culmination of a classroom exploration, not a production to which they are selling tickets. The performance will only be available for viewing during the six live airings:

Friday, November 20, 7 p.m.
Saturday, November 20, 7 p.m.
Sunday, November 21, 7 p.m.
Thursday, November 26, 7 p.m.
Friday, November 27, 7 p.m.
Saturday, November 28, 7 p.m.

All participants of this project, including the dancers, videographer and crew, were socially distanced during its filming.

Credits

Production Team

Director / Marc Macaranas
Choreographers / Judith Chitwood, Paula Frasz, Rich Grund, Marc Macaranas
Stage Manager / Luke Harmon
Videography / Jim Barker, Len Lennergard
Editing / Jim Barker
Technical Coordination / Brandon Wardell
Lighting Design/Light Grips / Len Lennergrad, Aidan Murphy, Alexa Wiljanen
Master Electrician/Advisor / Chris Kursewski
Props Director / Dave Doherty

Dance Pieces by Order of Appearance

Dancer: Mat Skorupski
Choreography: Marc Macaranas

Dancer: Kai Poe
Choreography: Rich Grund

Dancer: Rachel Day
Choreography: Paula Frasz

Dancer: Makenzie Tarpinian
Choreography: Marc Macaranas

Dancer: Abigail Kresno
Choreography: Paula Frasz

Dancer: Abigail Kresno
Choreography: Paula Frasz

Dancer: Katherine Taylor
Choreography Marc Macaranas

Dancer: Taryn Sarto
Choreography: Judith Chitwood

Dancer: Elisabeth Pierce
Choreography: Marc Macaranas

Dancer: Tianna Stubbs
Choreography: Paula Frasz

Dancer: Sydney Hamill
Choreography: Paula Frasz

Dancer: Natalie Sanchez
Choreography: Marc Macaranas

Dancer: Kate Drury
Choreography: Judith Chitwood

Dancer: Darya Ellickson
Choreography: Rich Grund

Dancer: Ashley Luoma
Choreography: Paula Frasz

Dancer: George Curtis
Choreography: Judith Chitwood

Dancer: Ashley Gale
Choreography: Paula Frasz

Dancer: Taneya Ball
Choreographer: Rich Grund

Dancer: Victoria Herrera
Choreography: Rich Grund

Dancer: Gabrielle Knecht
Choreography: Rich Grund

Dancer: Madelyn Maxwell
Choreography: Rich Grund

Dancer: Ansley Pierce
Choreography: Paula Frasz

Dancer: Amanda Schierer
Choreography: Rich Grund

Dancer: Jack Goings
Choreography: Paula Frasz

Dancer: Madison Haag
Choreography: Paula Frasz

Dancer: Renae Frank
Choreography: Rich Grund

Dancer: Anna Lindstrom
Choreography: Judith Chitwood

Dancer: Ariana Williams
Choreography: Marc Macaranas

Dancer: Shania Freelon
Choreography: Marc Macaranas

Dancer: Alexsandra Rockman
Choreography: Paula Frasz

Dancer: Gwen Jones
Choreography: Marc Macaranas