Students from the Texas A&M Dance Program were recognized at the American College Dance Association's South-Central Conference. Dance Science major Kathy Quigley’s work “2:42 A.M.” was selected for the region's gala performance.
“2:42 A.M.” was created in memory to the 1999 Bonfire Collapse on the Texas A&M University campus, where 12 students died 27 were injured. Performed by 12 dance science majors representing the spirit of the 12th Man, it is a work to remember those who have fallen. It was one of 12 selected (out of 40 total) to represent the region.
Program director Christine Bergeron served as faculty advisor and mentor for Kathy during the choreographic process, originally choreographed as Kathy’s final work in the Dance Composition II class last spring.
“This is a great honor in our field and means so much to us because of the significance of the work,” says Bergeron.
Judges were quoted as saying "beautifully crafted," "the performers performed with such detail and full embodiment", "this school is doing very well."