This special concert showcases the work of both dance faculty and students in a diverse array of choreography. Lise Mills restages the original choreography for Memories of Scotia created by Burch Mann for the American Folk Ballet. This popular work echoes the traditions of Scottish heritage. Unique Parcel was created by Chien-Ying Wang, Assistant Professor of Dance, who uses dance to celebrate the Generation Y, iGeneration and Google Generation. The work uses the music of Camille Saint-Saens and the artwork of actor Dan Frezza. Swerve, the vibrant work of Spring 2012 guest choreographer Lane Gifford, is revived and restaged by Paul C. Ocampo, Associate Professor of Dance, has created Swerve, which is inspired by the rippling and swirling patterns of starlings in flight.
Student choreographer Rebecca Boizelle has created Watchmen with music by Emel Mathouthi. This piece examines and explores the concept that when we build our outer defenses we often forget to strengthen what we're protecting inside. Heart of Dance was created by student Dustin Liechty whose work was inspired by people struggling with breast cancer and its effects on family and friends. Beyond features the choreography of Katelin Ruzzamenti. With music by Helen Jane Long, the dance is by memories that last forever, as do the shining stars above. Featuring music by Hans Zimmer, America, This is You has been created by Camille Bahoravitch whose theme is: we all know that America to be a free country, but freedom isn’t everything. Canflict, created by Ariel Hardesty, is influenced by poverty and its effects. Jana Kim has devised a piece in collaboration with SUU creative writing major, Bob Durburow, called Sing Me Away about the loss of time and innocence in the world. It features music by Julia Kent. Eric LaRue Harper had created Moment of Impact, a dance that centers on how a moment of impact has the ability to transform your life. What’s Inside is the creation of Alexandria Wall and her dance focuses on remembering your roots on your journey of finding your individuality.
The dance ensemble includes Carlie Anderson, Camille Bahoravitch, Kenzie Black, Rebecca Boizelle, Dalton Burr, Meagan Carson, Tiana Chambers, Heather Childs, Cameo Coburn, Kathleen Fatheringham, Abby Hall, Chandler Hall, Susan Hamilton, Ariel Hardesty, Ashley Herd, Erin Hulse, Sceri Ivers, Danikka Johnson, Mckenzie Jonley, Claire Julian, Kaitlyn Katter, Jana Kim, Leikin Knapton, Eric LaRue Harper, Dustin Liechty, Tiana Lund, Chelsea Moya, Emily O’Donnell, Megan Orton, Heidi Powell, Katelin Ruzzamenti, Shayla Slaymaker, Kayla Smith, Alexa Smoot, Beth Snarr, Kristen Stringham, Lauren Taggart, Carla Tomlinson, Amelia Valadez, Alexandria Wall, and Sterling Young.
SUU’s Theatre Arts and Dance Series continues with the holiday family favorite A Christmas Carol on the Air, CHICAGO the Musical, God of Carnage, and Women of Lockerbie.
Enjoy the thrill of dance by attending Boundless Journeys. For tickets, call the ticket office at (435) 586-7872, Monday-Friday, 8am-4:30pm, or order online at www.suu.edu/arts. For more information, please visit www.suu.edu/arts or call the Arts Hotline at (435) 865-8800.