On October 22, following performances of Dances Fall in Birmingham, we performed excerpts of Dances Fall at Vestavia High School (VHS). We were excited to perform for the second time to perform at VHS. We performed one a solo from Michelle Hamff’s Neruda No. 5, Rhea Speights Trick or Treat Me Like a Fool, and Lynn Bowman’s A Very Dry Spell for more than 600 fine arts students.
We presented Dances Fall at 7pm, including pre-show live music by Abram and Sarah. Following the performance, we had an informal Q&A with more than 20 dance majors about everything from the content of the dances to the business of running a dance company. More than half of our company artists are graduates from The University of Alabama, and we are always thrilled to go back and visit. This day-long residency was made possible by UA’s Creative Campus.