Students to perform original contemporary dance
An evening of original contemporary dance created by University of South Carolina students and under the direction of university dance instructor Cindy Flach is set for Nov. 30 – Dec. 3 at Drayton Hall Theatre.
All performances for “We Know We Can Dance” are scheduled for 6 p.m. Tickets are $16 for the public, $14 for military, faculty and staff and $10 for students. For tickets, call the Carolina Coliseum, 777-5112, or charge by phone at 251-2222. For more information, contact Kevin Bush at 777-9353 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“We Know We Can Dance” has been a semester in the making, starting with an open call for original work by student choreographers in September. Submissions were then judged to determine the pieces to be performed.
Ten new pieces by student and guest choreographers will be performed by more than 40 student dancers.
Among the original works is “Fluff and Peanuts,” a piece by FUSION, USC’s improvisational dance group, which will involve the audience as active participants. “Moving Through This Place Called Life,” by freshman Amanda Nelson, features original music composed and performed by sophomore Chris Benson. “A Night at the Theatre” is a hip-hop piece by recent graduates Emily Enloe and Joni Covington.
“In my 20 years of working with student dance productions at USC, this has to be one of the finest, both in terms of the process and the final production,” said director Cindy Flach. “There is an extraordinary level of talent, technique and heartfelt devotion to their dance and their message. These are students who cherish their choreographic beginnings as they are mentored and encouraged by their teachers.”