Performance: Hold on – The Future is ♀

Thursday, April 22 @ 6:00 pm CST
Saturday, April 24 @ 6:00 pm CST
Monday, April 26 @ 6:00 pm CST

Choreographer: Lisa A. Fusillo
Company: Dance Repertory Project
Performers: Hannah Carlin. Elizabeth Kiefer, Shannon O’Reilly, Ashley Scott
Lighting Design: Jacquelyn Kibbe
Music: 300 Violin Orchestra by Jorge Quintero

Artist’s Statement: This little ballet was originally created in 2018 and was intended as a piece to empower the dancers, who collaborated on the title.

Lisa A. Fusillo (choreographer and director) began her professional ballet training at the Washington School of Ballet and later trained in New York, London, Russia, and Denmark. In addition to earning the Professional Teaching Diploma from the Royal Ballet School, she also holds certifications from American Ballet Theatre® National Training Curriculum and New York City Ballet Education Department.  She was a Fulbright Scholar in Taiwan and her choreography has been presented in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Spain, England, the Netherlands, Thailand, Taiwan, and at the International Ballet Competition in Jackson, MS. Her publications include articles on Léonide Massine, Charles Weidman, and dance in American musical theatre. Dr. Fusillo is professor of dance at the University of Georgia, founder/director of Dance Repertory Project and recently was selected Phi Kappa Phi Artist 2020-2022.  In 2020, she was named the UGA Foundation Professor in the Arts.

Dance Repertory Project (DRP) is a ballet-based pre-professional company that embraces both ballet and contemporary works.  Created in 2008 by Lisa Fusillo as an experimental project, DRP became a company in 2018.  DRP is part of the Department of Dance at the University and is building a rich and diverse repertoire with works by Fusillo and guest artists.  The legacy and mission of DRP promotes interactions with professional choreographers and dance companies to provide workshops, classes, and/or commissioned choreographic works for the dance department and the company.  Past guest artists include Karen Charles of THREADS Dance Project in Minneapolis, Alonzo King of LINES Ballet (master class and choreography workshop) in San Francisco, and Louis Piedra of the Danza Universitaria Dance Company of Costa Rica.

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