Where Meta Meets Mini
A dance exploring the biology of cellular respiration. Concept and direction by Elizabeth Johnson and Daniel Zook. Created with and for the freshman dance ensemble at James Madison University. Performed in Harrisonburg, VA in November, 2011.
Board Room Dance
Choreography by Elizabeth Johnson with Aaron Landsman dancers Katie Chilton, Jeff McMahon and Kris Pourzal. Commissioned by ASU Gammage as part of Aaron Landsman's "Appointment." 2 minute excerpts from rehearsal, April 2014. Music by T. Griffin.
JMU DNA Dance on the Quad
Take 4,000 freshmen, 280 orientation leaders, two strands of DNA and one Quad, add a liberal dose of dance moves, courtesy of the Liz Lerman Dance Exchange, and you get an "epic" experience! JMU's first-year students celebrated the beginning of their Madison Experience with a unique collaboration of science and the arts. They expressed their thoughts and reactions to "The DNA Age," a series of articles written by Amy Harmon for The New York Times, to movement in dance on JMU's Quad.
Dances with University Students and Faculty
Dances with university students and faculty include Where Meta Meets Mini, a dance created with and for the freshman dance ensemble at James Madison University, a dance made for a corporate conference room as part of Aaron Landsman's Appointment, and the DNA dance performed by 4000 incoming freshman at James Madison University.