Seniors take to the stage for the Student Choreography Showcase
Seniors in the Department of Dance will showcase their skill as emerging choreographers in the “Student Choreography Showcase,” an evening of exploratory dances.
The shows have free admission and will take place Wednesday, April 25 and Thursday, April 26 from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. in the Albig Studio Theatre in Peters Hall.
The show is the culmination of the students in the Choreographic Studies II class in which Dance majors create both group and solo performances to showcase.
The group dances will explore the concepts of relationships, while solo acts will be performed by the choreographers themselves and will focus on transformative autobiographical material.
“I have been impressed with the students’ willingness to dig deep and, at times, to utilize experiences that have been previously avoided as source material for their work,” said Associate Professor Deborah McLaughlin.
The performance will contain a variety of pieces, both serious and lighthearted.
“This is when dance can serve as a catalyst for either the choreographer or the audience,” McLaughlin said. “When the work is successful, it alters both.”