Dance Premiere Gala features Area Choreographers and Refractions Dance Collective of NY

January 15th, 2012 by Elizabeth

February 4 at Plymouth State University

PLYMOUTH, N.H.—The Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance at Plymouth State University will host a celebratory evening of dance performances by amateur, emerging and professional artists from across New England at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, in Hanaway Theatre at the Silver Center for the Arts.

Reflections Dance Collective, “Southern Girl”

The evening performance culminates a day of master classes for dancers of all ages who have reached the intermediate level of dance. PSU faculty and special guests from Refractions Dance Collective in Brooklyn, N.Y. will teach the classes from 8 a.m.–4 p.m., ending with an informal showcase of choreography and movement from the day. All events are open to the public. Participant information is online at

The evening Gala will begin with a dessert reception at 7:30 p.m. in the Silver Center lobby, and guests are invited (but not required) to wear formal attire. Dancers of all ages and abilities are welcome to submit work for adjudication and possible acceptance into the Gala.

Members of Refractions Dance will perform multiple works during the Gala performance, including several solo dances, a duet, a trio and a quartet. Other performers will come from New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts and Connecticut.

Tickets for the Dance Premiere Gala are $20 for adults, $18 for seniors and youth at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-2787 or (800) 779-3869.

General information about PSU events is online at ThisWeek@PSU,