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Seniors Amplify Their Art With Dance Companies

Students at Georgetown University have used dance to tell powerful stories, build confidence and take care of themselves on campus by passionately expressing themselves through the art form with groups such as Black Movements Dance Theatre and Rangila. This physical medium can become a way to let out energy, form[Read More…]


Kelela Offers a Radical Reinterpretation of R&B on ‘TAKE ME A_PART, THE REMIXES’

Released on the one-year anniversary of her debut album, “Take Me Apart,” Kelela’s “TAKE ME A_PART, THE REMIXES” brings together a massive cast of producers, musicians and other artists to expand her creative universe and offer a collaborative and novel vision of music. The album boasts a near hour-and-20-minute runtime[Read More…]

by October 8, 2018 0 comments Guide - Top, Music, The Guide

Black Movements Dance Company Presents ‘Exodus’

Almost exactly 400 years ago, in 1619, the first enslaved African people arrived in the Chesapeake colonies of the North American coast. Seventy years ago, hundreds of thousands of black families left the South only to find mistreatment in urban population centers. Five months ago, 800,000 immigrants lost their protected[Read More…]

The title of Black Movement Dance Theater’s spring show “Defiance” was chosen to reflect the current state of the black community in the United States, and to emphasize the importance of empowerment. Student directors hope the show will facilitate dialogue.

BMDT Breaks Barriers Through Dance

In celebration of its 35th anniversary, Georgetown’s Black Movements Dance Theater presents “Defiance,” the company’s final production for the 2016-17 season. The dance concert, “an exploratory journey of truth and celebration,” will take place at 8:00 p.m. from Feb. 24 to 25 at the Gonda Theater. The self-producing company has[Read More…]

After the event, Alice Sheppard, left, and professor Libbie Rifkin engaged in a question-and-answer session, touching on Sheppard’s experiences as a choreographer.

Promoting Disability Activism Through Dance

Dancers often infuse their performances with social and political undertones. This expressive ability was demonstrated by Alice Sheppard during her performance at the Davis Performing Arts Center on Monday night, which intertwined speech and choreography to invoke a unique conversation about the stigma of disability in art. The piece, titled[Read More…]

Members of the Black Movements Dance Theater rehearse for this year’s spring concert, entitled “Phenomenal Woman,” which focuses on female empowerment.

Dance Troupe Spotlights Female Empowerment

For the dancers in Black Movements Dance Theater, the most poignant form of expression is not found in words, but rather in an artistic and deliberate fusion of song and movement. To continue the vision set forth by its founders in 1981, BMDT turns to dance as a means of[Read More…]


Photo Essay: Craft

The typical Georgetown student does not exist. We live on a campus filled with dance groups, preprofessional organizations, acting troupes, creative writing clubs, a cappella groups and countless others, each with its own disciplines, its own tools of the trade. Craft is often painful, exhausting and disappointing. But true excellence[Read More…]

by October 9, 2015 0 comments Uncategorized
Senior Bhangra

Rangila 2014

Rangila Rewind

by November 26, 2014 0 comments Photography
Stefanie Palencia (COL ’15) stretches out during dance rehearsal for Black Movements Dance Theatre’s fall concert, Paradigm.

Medley of Movement Reflects Change

Next weekend, Georgetown University’s Walsh Black Box Theatre will host the Black Movements Dance Theatre fall concert, Paradigm. The night goes beyond your typical dance recital with an assortment of distinctive, drama-filled stories. The performance styles include contemporary, tap, jazz, ballet and African dance, and the group takes entertainment to[Read More…]

by November 14, 2014 0 comments Features, Guide - Top, The Guide
A samba class performs in Rio de Janeiro.

The Power of Dance in Brazil

There’s an expression here in Brazil: “Tudo acaba em samba.” Translated literally, the phrase means “Everything ends in samba.” That is to say, no matter what disagreements, differences or tensions may exist between two people, at the end of the day, they unwind the same way — dancing it out[Read More…]

by July 21, 2014 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide