This project allowed performance artists to collaborate on forming a nationwide movement choir. It aims to inform and inspire participants and audience members to conserve and protect water resources. Participants from all over the country performed at the same time connected through a live stream online.
The Moving Company performed Thriller by Michael Jackson at The Durham Museum.
The Moving Company Preps for Centennial Events
UNO's modern dance performing ensemble, The Moving Company, has organized two events celebrating the university's 100th anniversary. Both endeavors are supported by Centennial Mini-Grants.
On Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009 theatre students and dancers will perform Tableaux Vivants at UNO's centennial gala at Qwest Center Omaha. The performance - choreographed by Josie Metal-Corbin from the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER), with costumes designed by Sharon Sobel of the Department of Theatre - will depict archival scenes from the first 100 years of UNO campus life.
The 66 archival photos preserved by UNO archivist Les Valentine and on display throughout various campus buildings will serve as a springboard for Saturday's choreography and costume design.
On Wednesday, March 11, 2009 the College of Education and the School of HPER will host an opening reception for The Moving Company's Centennial photo exhibit A Legacy of Dancers: 1935-2008. This collection of archival photos documents the history of The Moving Company as one of the oldest modern dance companies in continuous existence in the United States. As part of the reception, there will be a dance performance.
The collection will be permanently installed in the newly renovated School of HPER in 2010, when The Moving Company celebrates its 75th anniversary.
It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of Mary Waugh Taylor, June 25th. Mary was a dance instructor here at UNO for over 20 years. Through illness and treatments, she never missed a class, rehearsal or performance at UNO, the Omaha Academy of Ballet, South High, the Jewish Community Center or at Cherrie Anderson's Dance Academy. The family held o a "Celebration of Life", Saturday July 10 at the Jewish Community Center. A reception followed.