Choreographed by Jade Treadwell
Performed by Jasmine Dillon, Jordyn Hill, Jennifer James, Tika Smith, Jade Treadwell 

Join us for the premiere of a new dance inspired by the exhibition Kara Walker: Cut to the Quick, from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation, choreographed by Jade Treadwell. This work will explore the complex themes addressed in Walker’s work through rhythmic tap and contemporary modern dance movement.  

Jade Treadwell is a dance artist based in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. She is a professor of dance in the Department of Theatre and Dance at Middle Tennessee State University. She has performed with Staib Dance and ClancyWorks, as well as freelancing throughout Atlanta, the DC area, and Florida. She received BFA and MFA degrees in dance performance and choreography from Florida State University. While at FSU, she was a member of Dance Repertory Theatre under the direction of Lynda Davis, where she worked with artists such as Dan Wagoner, Tim Glenn, Gerri Houlihan, Susan Marshall, Alex Ketley, and Jawole Willa Jo Zollar of Urban Bush Women. She currently researches movement screens and injury protocols in undergraduate dancers as a PhD candidate in exercise science at MTSU. As a choreographer, she is inspired by historically informed storytelling of African American culture, music, community, and spirituality, and elevating the significance of women in these spaces.

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