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.