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Duke senior selected to perform dance solo at regional dance festival

Duke senior selected to perform dance solo at regional dance festival

Sarah McCaffery performed the dance again at ChoreoLab 2013

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Duke senior Sarah McCaffery will perform an original piece at this week's ChoreoLab 2013.

Sarah McCaffery, a Duke University senior majoring in political science and dance, was chosen to perform her solo work, "Sanctus, Fragile, Gloria," at the Southeast Regional American College Dance Festival Association conference at the University of South Florida in Tampa, March 16-17.  

McCaffery's work was one of 12 selected from 42 submissions chosen for exemplary artistic quality.  

"This piece is incredibly sophisticated for an undergraduate student," said Barbara Dickinson, director of undergraduate studies for the Duke Dance Program. "It took courage to create and to perform. Many mature artists would be proud to have produced such a work."

McCaffery will perform "Sanctus, Fragile, Gloria" at Duke for ChoreoLab 2013, the Dance Program's spring dance concert, at 8 p.m. Friday, March 29, and Saturday, March 30, in the Bryan Center, Reynolds Industries Theater.

The American College Dance Festival (ACDF) conference provides an opportunity for students and faculty to have their work adjudicated by a panel of nationally recognized dancers.  ACDF conferences are the primary means for college and university dancers to perform outside of their own academic setting.  

For more information, visit the ACDF website.