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Dance Company Presents Student Choreographers’ Concert

“The concert gives the student choreographers a new perspective and provides them the opportunity to express and challenge themselves.” — Cassie Haley

Multiple dance styles and a production number involving the entire company will highlight this year’s Student Choreographers’ Concert at Alma College.

The Alma College Dance Department presents the annual Student Choreographers’ Concert at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16 and Saturday, Jan. 17 and 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 18 in the Remick Heritage Center Dance Studio.

Admission is free and open to the public, though seating is reserved and limited. Call (989) 463-7304 for ticket information.

Alma College dance students plan and produce the annual show — from the choreography to the lighting to the performing. This year’s concert features 12 pieces choreographed by individual students and one production piece. Several dance genres are represented, including ballet, pointe, contemporary, tap, jazz modern and Afro-Brazilian.

The production number, “A Blast from the Past,” includes the entire company and was choreographed in a collaboration between the student directors and company members.

“The concert gives the student choreographers a new perspective and provides them the opportunity to express and challenge themselves,” says Cassie Haley, an Alma College senior from Weston, Fla. “By staging the show in the dance studio, the dancers can connect with the audience through all styles of music and movement, often featuring contemporary music or a dance style that might not be included in the regular dance concerts.

“This is one of our most diverse shows, and this year we have such strong and talented choreographers and dancers presenting a dynamic array of numbers,” she says.

This year’s student directors are Haley, Veronica Alore, a senior from Washington, Mich., and Mackensie Garlow, a senior from Farmington Hills.

 

Story published on January 05, 2015
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