Student Choreographers Present 13th Annual Concert
Dance in multiple forms and styles will highlight the 13th annual Student Choreographers’ Concert at Alma College.
The concert not only features the choreographic ability of the Alma College Dance Company, it also gives students the opportunity to experience the planning and production process. All aspects of the performance — the directing, choreographing, planning, lighting design, production and performing — are completely student run.
The performances take place at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23 and 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 24 in the intimate setting of the Remick Heritage Center Dance Studio. Admission is free and open to the public. Tickets are required, and seating is limited. Call (989) 463-7304 for ticket information.
“It is especially nice to be able to bring your own flavor to the Company,” says Livonia senior Kori Snow. “We don't always get a chance to show off what our true dancing strengths and styles are through the fall and spring concerts each year. The program is usually much more modern in both music and style. The pieces are two to eight minutes long and have three to eight people in each.”
The program includes one pointe piece performed by the concert’s three directors — Onekama junior Kayla Pesko, Huntsville, Alabama, senior Lauren Deutcher and Snow — plus one tap piece and several contemporary, modern and jazz pieces. Nearly 20 student dancers will perform.
“We are all very excited to both perform and to present our choreography to our audiences,” says Snow. “We've put a lot of hard work into this show. It will be a treat for everyone to come see.”
The program will include 11 dances, including “Save the Hero,” “Stages of Conflict,” "Hot Honey Rag,” “Danse de trios Filles,” “Never Let You Down” and “Minority.” Providing support for the various selections are dance faculty members Tom Morris and Carol Fike.
Posted: Thu, January 14th, 2010 at 8:26AM