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Dance Concert Features Original Student Choreography

“Students and faculty have collaborated and worked assiduously on things like music choices, compositional editing and artistic point of view.” — Ben Munisteri

The original works of 12 Alma College student choreographers will come to life in the annual Student Choreographers’ Dance Concert.

Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday Jan. 20 and Saturday, Jan. 21, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22 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.

This year’s concert features 12 pieces to be performed by 30 dancers. Eleven of these pieces are contemporary in style, and the twelfth is a humorous piece on pointe.

Since September, student choreographers have rehearsed twice a week with their casts.

“Students and faculty have collaborated and worked assiduously on things like music choices, compositional editing and artistic point of view,” says Ben Munisteri, associate professor of dance.

Co-directing the concert are Katia Hamamouche, Haley Stueber and Vivienne Walton.

Student choreographers include:

  • Katherine Bruck, Essexille junior
  • Kelsey Dennis, Carson City senior
  • Sadie Gelb, Indianapolis sophomore
  • Katia Hamamouche, Carmel, Ind., senior
  • Kathryn Kalamaras, Crystal Lake, Ill., junior
  • Laura Lowe, Alma senior
  • Shanell Ramos, Alma sophomore
  • Cameron Spitzfaden, Charlotte senior
  • Haley Stueber, Vernon Hills, Ill., junior
  • Miranda Stutzman, Wheeler senior
  • Kathryn Troxell, Shepherd junior
  • Vivienne Walton, Greensboro, N.C., senior
Story published on January 16, 2017