Students stage original dance in ‘Afterimages 2018’
For the City Times
Students will showcase their creativity in dance and choreography at the upcoming annual Afterimages dance concert at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.
“Afterimages 2018” will be performed in Jenkins Theatre in the Noel Fine Arts Center, 1800 Portage St., Stevens Point, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 6-8, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9. 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 sneak peek videos and choreographer interviews at https://afterimages2018.blogspot.com or on Facebook at uwsptheatredance.
Dance works include:
- “True Being” by Joshua Brumm, a junior dance and pre-chiropractic major, explores the act of letting go of relationships in which we lose ourselves so that we can fly on our own.
- “It Was Warm,” by senior dance major Monica Endres, shows how two kindred spirits come together for a moment of quiet reflection. It is dedicated to those who help us grow.
- “I Love the Friends I Have Gathered on this Thin Raft,” by Sean Frenzel, a junior dance and arts management major, is about not missing the opportunity to get to know someone and being grateful for the fun we have with people we love.
- “alchemy,” by Alya Jakes, senior dance and pre-physical therapy major, reflects the inherent goodness in all people and the forming of relationships, connections and support through empathy.
- “How Come…?,” by senior dance and psychology major Kyra Johnson, takes a journey into the everyday life of African-American women and the adversities they face.
- “All Code,” by Signe Knutson, a junior dance major, explores the shadowing power of technology and how it influences modern society.
- “fa\in\out,” by Alissa Laufenberg, senior dance major, focuses on the relationships between two people and how they are perceived by others, including friendship, romance and quick-lived interactions.
- “One,” by senior dance major Brittany Osborn, was inspired by a desire to be an agent of change in the world as a generation acting in one person, one gesture or one action.
- “Communion,” by senior dance and business major Katelyn Piepmeier, is a study of what four bodies can do while staying connected, and how the actions of one individual affects everyone else whether they intend to or not.
- “Spectrum,” by Joe Svihel, a senior dance and psychology major, explores the variance of human identity and interaction as an individual, group or society.
- “Leaves,” by senior dance major Jenna Ziebarth, explores the journey of life in three parts, examining memories, acceptance, endings and beginnings.
Tickets are $24 for adults and $14 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.