These are the dancers who will be performing at the Kennedy Center.
Photo: Kennesaw State University
Photo: Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw State dancers chosen to perform at the Kennedy Center 

Some owls are flying to Washington, D.C. this summer to further spread their wings.

Eight Kennesaw State University dancers will perform at the Kennedy Center, a hallowed hall in the world of dance, at the biennial National American College Dance Festival, according to a Monday news release.

The school was selected from 44 who competed during the southeast regional competition held at Coker College in Hartsville, South Carolina.

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Several thousand dancers from more than 300 colleges and universities participate annually. Kennesaw State will host the Southeast Regional American College Dance Conference next March.

As of March 23, the KSU group was one of 22 invited to the national competition.

The KSU Dance Company will perform “Suspended Vision” by professor Lisa K. Lock. Lighting and scenic design is by David Tatu, and costume design is by Jill Peterson.

According to KSU, judges said the performance had a “refined sense of non-linear drama, daring theatrical design, striking costuming and seamless excellence.” (The reporter writing this can only twerk, but all that sounds impressive.)

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The dancers heading to the nation’s capital from June 6 to June 9 are: sisters Lindsay Duncan and Gabby Duncan, of Johns Creek; Brianna Joy Ebunola, of Dacula; Jaslyn Harris, of Austell; Amber Kirchner, of Woodstock; Madeline Moore, of Conyers; Stephanie Still, of Roswell; and Taylor Wheatley, of Lawrenceville.

This is the fifth time KSU’s dance department has been selected.

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