Misnomer spent the last two weeks in residency at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, MS. In addition to setting choreography on the students, Misnomer performed for the public on February 7. Everyone had a great time! The trip had special significance since the University is Brynne’s alma mater, and it was the first residency for new company members Jenny and Val.
Jenny’s thoughts on the experience:
University of Southern Mississippi was a wonderful place to go on my first tour with Misnomer. The university was incredibly hospitable and it was a great opportunity to bond with the other dancers. Feeling more integrated as a company member combined with the extremely warm and welcoming students and faculty allowed the work to achieve an energy that I had not felt until performing on the USM stage. It was a great experience and I look forward to future tours with Misnomer!
Brynne shares her alumna perspective:
The USM residency has been such an amazing experience. The university students have been terrific to work with. As a USM alum, I’ve really enjoyed sharing with them my experiences as a dancer in New York City, and teaching them Misnomer repertory. They are so eager to learn and have given so fully of themselves in the artistic and creative process. It has also been such a fulfilling experience to work outside of the university with children in the community and with students throughout the state. I feel that we were able to have such a positive impact by sharing dance and art in such a unique way with the Mississippi dance community.
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