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Dancing in the Landscape 2021

Director’s Note

It is my pleasure to welcome an audience to the 2021 Dancing in the Landscape concert. This is our first in-person dance concert in approximately 565 days! Many thanks to students, staff and faculty who did their part to get where we are today. And much appreciation to all the members of Healthy Elon for their ongoing work to keep us informed and safe.

The production consists of nine original choreographic works by students, faculty, and a guest artist. The four pieces choreographed by our students were created during their time in Choreography I and II courses in the fall 2020 semester. The dance faculty selected these pieces so the students may continue to develop their work and adapt it to locations on-campus. The faculty choreographers and our guest artist created work specifically for locations. They considered various aspects of each site (architecture, history, environment, etc.) when generating choreography. The Department of Performing Arts acknowledges that the land currently occupied by Elon University is that of the Adshusheer, Catawba, Eno, Occaneechi, Sappony, Shakori, and Sissipahaw people. We pay respect to the Indigenous caretakers of these lands as a first step in the process of healing the wounds of our shared history.

This academic year, the Dance Program will celebrate the 10th anniversary of our Dance Science degree and the 15th anniversary of our Dance Performance & Choreography degree. We honor Professor Lauren Kearns for being a key creator of both degrees and as a co-architect, with Dr. Joyce Davis, for the Dance Science degree. We also celebrate all majors, minors, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members who have been involved in the Dance Program all these years. Happy anniversary!

Please review the rest of our digital program for information about all individuals involved in this production. There are also many people to thank, and we acknowledge them below. This concert truly takes a village to produce, and it could not be done without many people in our Elon community. A very special thanks to the School of Communications for the support and use of their beautiful space. I hope you enjoy the Dancing in the Landscape concert!

Best Wishes,
Jen Guy Metcalf

Special Thanks

Dean Ford, Bryan Baker, Colin Donohue, Lauren Kearns, Kimberly Rippy, Will Roberson, Michael Smith, David McGraw, Event Technology Support, Casey Avaunt, Renay Aumiller, and the Elon Acting faculty.

Artistic DirectorJen Guy Metcalf
Assistant DirectorLauren Jacobbe
Costume CoordinatorHeidi Jo Schiemer
Concert AttendantsCallie Fabac & John Lee Rudolph
Front-of-House CoordinatorDavid McGraw
House ManagerKeri Anderson
Poster DesignSydney Dye



Choreographer: Ashlyn DeLoughy

Music Credit: “Dream State” (Brighter Night) Instrumental by Son Lux, Audio Clips from CNN News Broadcasts

Costume Design: Ashlyn DeLoughy

Videographer: Alexandra Strouse


Choreographer: Amy Beasley

Movement Invention: Amy Beasley and the Dancers

Music Credit: “Hemipode” by Amina

Costume Design: Karl Green

Kalos + Eidos

Choreographer: Jasmine Powell

Music Credit: “Elizabeth’s Lullaby” by Aaron​

Costume Design: Jasmine Powell

Sitting Tight

Choreographer: Renay Aumiller

Movement Invention: Renay Aumiller and the Dancers

Music Credit: “Happy Walking” by Sun Glitters

Costume Design: The Dancers

Inside Out

Choreographer: Jen Guy Metcalf

Music Credit: “White Rabbit” by Jefferson Airplane

Costume Design: Jen Guy Metcalf

Next Year in Jerusalem

Choreographer: Alexandra Strouse

Music Credit: “Run Away” by Lilschnee and text from “Next Year in Jerusalem” from Central Conference of American Rabbis’ “A Passover Haggadah”

Costume Design: Alexandra Strouse


Choreographer: Lauren Jacobbe

Music Credit: “Wasteland” by Elder Island

Costume Design: Lauren Jacobbe


Choreographer: Kayla Spalding

Music Credit: “Tomorrow’s Song” by Olafur Arnalds and “Mr. Blue Sky” by Electric Light Orchestra

Costume Design: Kayla Spalding


Choreographer: Maurice Watson

Music Credit: “Pompidou” by Portico Quartet

Costume Design: Karl Green