By Emily Ramser
Photos courtesy of Heidi Echols
Project MoRE presented its first dance performance this Jan Term on Jan. 27.
Hosted by the Department of Dance Studies at Salem College, Project MoRE is an ongoing movement research project, which explores how arts and sciences interact through dance. The project includes presentations, performances, community classes, workshops, and a festival of human movement.
Additionally, it will also host a summer school this summer called MoRE Summer School for Somatics, Dance and Creativity from July 23 to 31. The summer school, according to Heidi Echols, chair and associate professor of dance studies at Salem College, will be a week of intensive exploration.
“MoRE excites me. It is fulfilling to meet other community members that want to find longevity in their body and believe in the collaborations possible between art and science.” said Echols.
Echols has been helping to spearhead the project, along with Karola Luttringhaus of Alban Elved Dance Company, Christina Soriano, associate professor of dance at Wake Forest University and Karen Hixson, associate professor in exercise science at Salem College.