Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Fall dance concert highlights student choreography

Student talents will take center stage this weekend as the Randolph Dance program presents its annual Fall Showcase.

The seven-piece performance is choreographed and organized completely by students. Seniors Lauren Boergert and Chloe Tong led the organization for this concert, but each student in the dance program has contributed in various ways.

2013 Fall Dance Showcase

8 p.m. Nov. 1 & Nov. 2
Smith Hall Theatre
Tickets: $5 general admission, $2 for students
Amanda Fischer ’15 is quite excited about the diversity of the pieces in the showcase. “Some years it is all one style, but this year it is all different; ballet, modern, hip hop, and pedestrian style,” she said. “Even though they are all different styles, it melds into one show quite nicely.”

Fischer is one of six student choreographers who have crafted pieces for the showcase. Titled “Perspectives,” it is a modern style dance about how people can see the same thing and still have different views of what it is, means, or represents. In addition to her own piece, she will dance in three others, including a ballet solo choreographed by Lindsay Brents ’16.

Having been trained in ballet for most of her pre-college career, Fischer found Brents’ choreography about a dancer who hates ballet and wants to do hip-hop quite enjoyable. “It should be entertaining,” she said.

In addition to organizing the show, Tong and Boergert also choreographed for it. They created one piece together, and Tong created another one of her own that conveys the ability to be feminine and strong simultaneously.

Tong and Fischer both think that this showcase in particular will be especially enjoyable for audiences. “The music is also very upbeat and pop-like, so students will be able to relate to it,” said Tong.

Angie Carilli ’14 and Samantha Suzuki ’14 round out the list of six student choreographers whose works can be seen this Friday and Saturday nights in Smith Hall Theatre. The showcase will start at 8 p.m. Tickets are $5 for adult general admission and $2 for students.