Students stage original dance in ‘Afterimages 2013’
11/19/2013
​Dance student​ Jarrell Homesly, Madison, rehearses "The Good Man?"



A dance concert entirely conceptualized and designed by students will be performed at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point December 6-8 and 11-13.
 

“Afterimages 2013” features original choreography, direction and stage and costume design by students in the Department of Theatre and Dance. Held in the Studio Theatre at the Noel Fine Arts Center, performances are at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 6-7, and Wednesday through Friday, Dec. 11-13. A 2 p.m. matinee performance is offered Sunday, Dec. 8.

Admission is $19 for adults, $18 for senior citizens and $14 for students. Tickets are available at the Information and Tickets Office in the Dreyfus University Center, http://tickets.uwsp.edu, or by calling 715-346-4100 or 800-838-3378.

Students began developing ideas and staging choreography for the 11 new original dances in mid-September. Solos, duets and large group works will be featured in a variety of dance styles. For a behind-the-scenes look at “Afterimages 2013,” go to http://uwspafterimages.blogspot.com. 

Dance works include: 

  • The Way We Were Meant To Be,” by Emily Janik and Morgan McMahon, is inspired by nature and Isadore Duncan. It is about a special bond between two women.

  • “Stage 2A,” by Thomas Jacobson, is an abstract look at breast cancer and its effect on a young woman.

  • “Where to? And how to?” by Mariusz Kujawski, portrays the transformation from youngster to artist through a relationship with stage props and the audience.

  • “Unveiled,” by Ashlyn Cianciolo, is about public façades and what happens when people remove them.

  • “Woman in Red,” by Maggie Zoeller, explores how a painting draws in viewers and affects them emotionally.

  • “Winded,” by Emma Fitzsimmons, uses images of water and wind and fans and chords to portray role reversal.

  • “The Lament of the Living,” by Gretchen Hoehn, illustrates the grief we face in losing a loved one, while honoring those we’ve lost.

  • “Play(fall),” by Alyssa Berube, explores the beauty of nature and the joy of fall.

  • “(We) Insist,” by Madelyn Mickelsen, depicts four women as abused slaves who begin to crack under the pressure.

  • “The Good Man?” by Emilee Morton, features hard working men who want to become Superman. But what will they sacrifice?

  • “Vs.” by Alyssa Albers, uses competition for self-improvement, seeing peer pressure in a positive light.

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