A new organization has emerged for dance artists, originating at the campus of William Carey University in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. On September 9th, Dance students from the Mississippi School of the Arts had the chance to perform in the first-ever Dance Artist Concert by Carey Dance Leader Alliance. According to the official web site for CDLA, “The Carey Dance Leader Alliance is a dance organization made up of dance professionals working in Mississippi and the Southeast region. The alliance aims to bring dance performers, choreographers, and educators together to share ideas, create new works, and develop the state’s audience for dance.”
The CDLA dance concert highlighted modern dance choreography, performed by professional, pre-professional, student, and amateur dancers. “It is important to know that dance, like all art, can be tragic and comedic, serious and silly.” said Katie Ginn, Choreographer.