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Mainstage Dance

March 17, 18 and 19 at 8 p.m.

Tickets: $15 Adults - $10 Students/Seniors

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Mainstage Dance offers an opportunity to showcase the growing talents of the dance students at the School of Creative and Performing Arts, by providing them with a chance to come in contact with new and diverse approaches to performance, choreography, and direction. Our dance students have engaged in an intense 10-week creative development and rehearsal process with guest artist and faculty choreographers, ultimately experiencing firsthand what collaborative technical efforts are necessary to stage a dance performance with a high production value.

This year, we are pleased to present four choreographers with distinct creative visions who work in varied movement genres. Three guest artists – Iris Heitzinger, from Austria, as well as two local guest artists, Tania Alvarado and Deanne Walsh – join faculty member Melanie Kloetzel for an evening that pairs the conceptual with the dramatic. From Deanne Walsh’s jazz-influenced approach to Iris Heitzinger’s grand group-oriented poetics, from Melanie Kloetzel’s tongue-in-cheek text-based renderings to Tania Alvarado’s ironic and abstracted contemporary approach, Mainstage Dance promises an evening of surprises and beauty.