PSU Spring Dance Recital and Dance Scholarship Awards May 11-12

May 2nd, 2012 by Elizabeth

Presented by Contemporary Dance Ensemble with
Guest Choreographer Charmian Wells

modern dancersPlymouth, N.H. –Works by students, faculty and a guest choreographer will be presented during the annual May Contemporary Dance Ensemble (CDE) recital at Plymouth State University May 11 and 12 at 7 p.m. in the Hanaway Theatre at the Silver Center for the Arts.

Recipients of scholarships and talent grants for academic year 2012-2013 will be recognized during the program.

Works have been choreographed by Mackenzie Perra, an interdisciplinary major from Goffstown with Jessica White, a communication studies major from Center Harbor; Tessa Hamza, a management major from Westford, Mass.; Nicole Baroni, a criminal justice major from Atkinson; Annamaria Klucevsek, an interdisciplinary major from Buzzards Bay, Mass. and Nicole Newman, a childhood studies major from Londonderry with Tiffany Sweeney, an art education major from Suncook; and by the PSU Dance Team.

Faculty choreographers are Amanda Whitworth and Lenore Sousa, contemporary; Lisa Travis, modern/theatre; Samantha Vachon, tap/jazz and Lois Hanks, ballet.

Guest choreographer Charmian Wells of Refractions Dance Collective in Brooklyn, N.Y., set “Chameleon,” a piece from her company repertory, for dance by student dancers. Wells auditioned students and came to Plymouth State for a weeklong residence to set the piece for the CDE dancers.

Tickets for the Contemporary Dance Ensemble recital are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and youth at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-ARTS (2787) or (800) 779-3869.

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