Students Stage Original Dance in ‘Afterimages 2017’
For the City Times
Enjoy a showcase of student creativity in choreography at the upcoming annual Afterimages dance concert at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.
Performances will be held in the Jenkins Theatre in the Noel Fine Arts Center at 7:30 PM Friday and Saturday, Dec. 7-9, and at 2 PM on Sunday, Dec. 10. Students direct their own cast of dancers and work with student costume and lighting designers to bring their vision to life, said Michael Estanich, professor of dance.
“This year’s show includes a wide variety of styles and concepts that are sure to keep the audience engaged, curious and inspired,” he said. “The students are dedicated artists honing their skills and developing their own artistic voices.”
Find rehearsal photos, sneak peek videos and choreographer interviews at https://afterimages2017.blogspot.com or on Facebook at uwsptheatredance.
Dance works in this year’s concert include:
· “Dichotomic Coalescence”, by Sarah Fenander, explores interaction and immersion between physical and visual art forms.
· “It’s Hard to See at Dawn,” by Monica Endres, confronts an endless cycle of self-realization as a trio face fear of the unknown on a foggy landscape.
· “In the Conservatory,” by Jacq Gnatkowski, creates a murder mystery storyline in which each character has their own personality and relationship to Mr. Boddy – and their own motive for murder.
· “Treading,” by Ellen Arnold, imagines two women both dealing with their own problems as they find comfort with each other and know they don’t have to travel the journey alone.
· “For Those in Need of Light,” by Anna Kurzynski, is an exploration of light through a lens of spirituality.
· “We Separate Like Ripples on a Blank Shore,” by Sean Frenzel, explores the idea that it’s easier to leave than be left in any relationship, whether it’s platonic, romantic or familial.
· “Ladylike,” by Jenna Ziebarth, explores sexism and feminism in today’s society and aims to empower and unite all women.
· “Incandescence,” by Amy Roby, is a collaborative work that explores the range of space, intent and choreographic methods introduced in a workshop directed by Susan Marshall and Company of New York. This undergraduate research was made possible by the Office of Student Creativity and Research fund.
· “Domino Effect,” by Ayla Jakes, uses communication through the accumulation of 18 dancers exploring a succession of juxtaposing events and joining movement and architecture.
Tickets are $23 for adults and $13 for age 17 and under. Discounts are available for UW-Stevens Point faculty, staff and students.
Tickets are available at the UW-Stevens Point Information and Tickets Office, located in the Dreyfus University Center concourse, by calling 715-346-4100 or at http://tickets.uwsp.edu.