Winter Fantasia Dance Extravaganza

November 22nd, 2002 by Adam

Photo Courtesy Shaughn Piper

Winter Fantasia, a celebration of the winter solstice captured in the dynamic beauty of dance, will be presented at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, December 6 and 7, at Plymouth State College’s Silver Cultural Arts Center.The 60-minute story of winter will feature performances in modern dance, ballet and pointe inspired by New Hampshire’s distinctive winter season.

Under the direction of Joan Wiegers, artist in residence and director of the Contemporary Dance Ensemble, the concert will feature original pieces created for and danced by the company. Several collaborative pieces include non-dance elements; “Icicles” includes singing by PSC adjunct faculty member Eva Nagorka, mezzo-soprano, and “Storm” features art work by Professor Terry Downs.

The show will also incude a special guest performance by the young students of BP Studios of Plymouth, a community dance program under the direction of Carole Ann Morrison, studio director and a lecturer at Plymouth State. Guest artist Priscilla Wagner, former artistic director of City Ballet Theatre in Milwaukee, choreographed “Sun” for the show. Matt Kizer, PSC assistant professor of design and technology, is the lighting designer.

Wiegers says, “We hope this is a program area families will look forward to as part of their holiday celebration. People of all ages are invited to delight in this evening of artistic merriment welcoming the winter season.”

Tickets for Winter Fantasia are $8 at the Silver Cultural Arts Center box office, 603-535-ARTS.