Faculty Concert Featured in The Lantern

November 29, 2017
The Difficulties of Flying, by Crystal Michelle Perkins, photo by Chris Summers

Department of Dance faculty concert highlights African-American culture

By Lydia Freudenberg, The Lantern

Combining her research of African-American culture with the art of dance, Crystal Michelle Perkins, an assistant professor and contemporary faculty in the Department of Dance, will showcase a powerful routine this weekend at the Faculty Concert.

The concert consists of six faculty-created routines all performed by students. In her first semester as a faculty member, Perkins will present “The Difficulties of Flying,” a contemporary piece depicting the journey of slavery in American history, while focusing on the African-American folklore of sprouting wings and flying.