Texas State University Theatre & Dance Department will be hosting the 5th Annual Texas Dance Improvisation Festival (TDIF) on October 3rd-5th, 2013. Coordinating the festival are Senior Lecturer Pat Stone and assistants Brandon Gonzalez and Jade Devault.
TDIF celebrates improvisational dance in Texas and beyond, coming together as dance/music artists to share, inspire and challenge our improvising arts community.
The festival opens with a Thursday night jam from 6:30-10 P.M., followed by two days of classes, performances, and jams with well-known teachers from Texas and beyond. Saturday night will feature performances by Keith Hennessy and festival faculty at 7 P.M., followed by a jam from 9-12 P.M. The festival will be held at Jowers Center, Jowers Road, San Marcos, TX 78666. Registration for the festival is $10 and provides participants access to all the classes and performances.
Keith Hennessy is an award-winning performer, choreographer, teacher and organizer. He was born in Canada, lives in San Francisco and tours internationally. His interdisciplinary research engages improvisation, spectacle, ritual, and social movement as tools for investigating and revisioning political realities. He has an MFA in Choreography and is a PhD candidate in Performance Studies at University of California, Davis. For more information click here.