Spring DanceSpring Dance Concert
Says Goodbye to WaterWorks

Final reception is also faculty/staff night, April 18

Drawing inspiration from the “Water Works” theme, the annual Sonoma State University Spring Dance Concert promises an exhilarating, unexpected and thoroughly entertaining show. Dancers will be performing new, cutting edge dance works with a different aesthetic sensibility.

The show is directed by dance professor Kristen Daley and runs from April 12 to 20 in Person Theater. The final reception honoring the WaterWorks theme is also faculty/staff night on Thursday, April 18. A reception begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Evert B. Person lobby and the performance starts at 6:30 p.m.

The concert taps into the overarching "Water Works" theme with new inspiration from the Dance Exchange, the renowned national dance company from Washington, D.C. Dance Exchange's artistic director Cassie Meador and resident artist Matthew Cumbie came to the SSU campus during the 2013 spring semester to create work for the dancers ("Where I will turn").

The program includes new original music; a collaborative dance piece choreographed by SSU students with Dance Exchange; and new works from professional guest choreographers including San Francisco's Christine Cali and Scott Wells and SSU Professor Emeritus of Dance Nancy Lyons. For more information, visit www.sonoma.edu/waterworks.

 

Above: Sonoma State University dancer Nichelle Van Portfleet is pictured in a thirsty moment from the SSU Spring Dance Concert presented April 12 to April 20 at the Evert B. Person Theatre. (Jim Wirth Photography)