KSU Dance Company will perform in national festival at Kennedy Center


  Performance part of the American College Dance Festival Association KENNESAW, Ga.—The…

Georgia (May 13, 2010) —  

Performance part of the American College Dance Festival Association

KENNESAW, Ga.—The Kennesaw State University Dance Company will perform in the American College Dance Festival Association's National College Dance Festival at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. on May 28.



The company was selected for this honor at the 2010 Southeast regional festival, where the performance of "Chakra" progressed to the gala concert at Middle Tennessee State University. At the gala concert, the company was selected to perform in the national festival. Although approximately 450 adjudicated works were performed by schools in regional festival's across the country, only 30 works were selected for the national festival.
"Chakra" was choreographed by Ivan Pulinkala, director of the KSU Program in Dance, with set design by Assistant Professor of Theatre Ming Chen.
KSU is the only school in the Southeast United States to be selected for the gala concert for the last four consecutive years. This is also the second consecutive time the company has been invited to the national festival, which is held every two years. This accomplishment places the company on a distinguished list of very few schools in the history of ACDFA to be selected for the national festival in consecutive national years.
“We are very proud of our students for this accomplishment. The prestige of the Kennedy Center brings national visibility to the Program in Dance” Pulinkala says. Pulinkala also expresses gratitude to the dance faculty who work with the students on a daily basis and the tremendous support the company has received from the university's administration since the program's inception less than five years ago. Pulinkala explains, “Our success is connected to the support we have on campus and in the community.”



A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the country and the world. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu