What does it mean to be in a "student-run" dance company?
"Student-run" means that everything we do is initiated and carried out by student company members. The company is only composed of undergraduate (and occasionally some graduate) students. We choreograph our own dances, teach our own company warm-ups, run our own publicity, manage and finances, and even design this very website in order to make eXpressions (our image, our shows, our members) the very best it can be! Because the company is sudent-run, our officers, elected each semester, work tirelessly to keep everything running smoothly, but also have to freedom and independence to explore a wide variety of projects that would not otherwise be possible.
How many times does the company perform each year?
The company puts on two major shows a year: one in the fall (usually November), and one in the spring (usually April). We also take part in various performances, alongside Princeton's other dance and performing groups, like This Side of Princeton (TSOP), Tiger Night, This is Princeton, Fashion Speaks, Communiversity, Earth Day, etc. The opportunities to perform with eXpressions are infinite!
Can I be in eXpressions and still be involved with the Dance Department or other dance groups?
Definitely! A lot of eXp members successfully pursue Dance Department certicificates (minors), take co-curricular ballet class, and/or participate in pieces by guest-choreophers. Our company has a great relationship with the department! Faculty members often come to support our dancers at eXpressions shows.
Why should I choose eXpressions?
eXpressions is lucky to be part of a vibrant dance community which includes several other incredible groups. What distinguishes eXpressions from the other companies is its small size and long history of success.
I'm not a dancer, but I'd still love to be part of eXpressions. Is this possible?
The eXpressions family includes more than just our dancers! Each year we work with artists, photographers, filmmakers, lighting designers, and stage managers. If you are at all interested on working with us on your own creative projects, helping us with publicity, or working backstage please please let us know!!! We are always looking for new people to work with us throughout the year! Email our president Heather Samberg (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you're looking to get involved in any way!
How much of a time committment is eXpressions?
eXpressions can take up as much or as little of your time as you want, as you get to choose how many pieces you want to be in each semester. Each piece has about 10 hours of rehearsal and then an intensive "Hell Week" the week before the show (don't worry, it's honestly the best week of the year).