Merging Styles in Student Dance Show
Spirale Showcases First Year Concordia Dance Students
Concordia’s contemporary dance students are ready to strut their stuff.
For the next three nights, “Spirale” will be on in Concordia’s dance department.
The series of student-run shows will premiere works by the department’s first year students.
The show, developed with guidance by professors when needed, has been entirely student-created—from choreography, to costumes, props, including organizing the nitty-gritty details of the program order.
The group of 20 diverse dancers perform this Thursday to Saturday at 8:00 p.m. in Studio 265 on the 7th floor of the MB building.
The group has been working on the production since January. They hope the collective effort will be evident to their audience.
“We all come from very different dance and performance backgrounds but we have been a strong collaborative group and have been working really hard and well together,” said Bailey Eng, a first year dance student.
“Spirale” will showcase a variety of dancers mixing their different styles together in order to create a diverse body of work—featuring hip hop, ballet, theatre, clown and acrobatic styles of dance.
Many of the works present political statements, while others are light-hearted and playful.
Bailey believes this show has something that will appeal to everyone.
“It’s really nice that there are three different programs and each night there will be two of those programs so everyone performs twice and each night is different.”
SPIRALE in the Black Box Theatre (MB building, Studio 265, 7th floor) / March 21-23 at 8 p.m. / Tickets $10 or $5 student