West Virginia University student choreographers bring their vision to the Antoinette Falbo Theatre at the Creative Arts Center April 20 – 21.
“Let’s Dance” is the capstone project for graduating seniors, who have been given the opportunity to produce a culmination of work from students of all majors. The show will present a variety of dance styles including jazz, tap, hip-hop and modern. Each piece has been individually crafted to showcase the athleticism of the dancers, as well as bring stories to life through physical expression.
Under the direction of Associate Professor Yoav Kaddar, seven seniors are involved in the capstone project and began the production process at the beginning of this semester. Producing the spring dance concert gives the students the skills they need in order to prepare for a professional collaborative environment after they graduate. “The spring showcase offers dance majors and others the opportunity to advance their choreography skills for the use in a dance-based career later on in life.” Says senior dance major Margaret Wuletich.
The seniors in the capstone class were excited to see how many people showed interest in choreographing as well as how many dancers came out to audition. Each of the pieces went through an adjudication process to specifically select the choreographers that would be highlighted at the spring dance concerts.
Dance major Emilee Lamb-Hart says, “The dance program is growing at WVU and strives to provide as many professional opportunities for students as they can. This is just one of them. Through the concert process students will have the opportunity to participate in a busy rehearsal schedule, tech week and performances. These opportunities continue to grow as the Dance Department grows into an exciting, competitive, and professional program
Shows run at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. April 20-21. Tickets are available through the WVU Box Office at 304-293-SHOW or by visiting Ticketmaster.