The Samford Dance Company will present its annual dance concert in the Wright Center. This year’s program will be premiering four new pieces choreographed by people of color. These choreographers include Gierre Godley of New York City, Kat Files, a Birmingham native now based in NYC, Ursula Smith of Birmingham and James Atkinson of Montgomery. Members of the Samford Dance Company will also perform pieces inspired by important historical events and influential people such as the Declaration of Human Rights, Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Freedom Rides of the Civil Rights Movement. Company members have toured the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute in preparation for this performance and have participated in discussions around racial injustice and reconciliation in order to encourage empathy and education. Re/vise consists of dances in a wide variety of styles – classical ballet on pointe, hip hop, contemporary, jazz, modern dance, and even West African.