Clarksville, TN Online: News, Opinion, Arts & Entertainment.


APSU spring dance concert showcases budding talents

 

There is one more show remaining in the APSU Spring Dance Concert at 2pm Sunday, Be sure to catch it!

Austin Peay State University’s Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts and the Theatre and Dance Department are currently holding their 4th annual Spring Dance Concert. The program directed by Marcus Hayes features 13 works choreographed by the incredibly talented Dance Faculty at APSU, and their students.

I described last summer’s dance concert as poetry in form and motion, and I stand by that description with the spring program. The student performers are incredibly graceful as they weave lithely back and forth across the stage in intricate patterns dictated by the music, and the joy in their souls.

A Warrior's Requiem

A Warrior's Requiem

Many of the numbers being performed are old friends while others were totally new to me. That is because late last year the students submitted their work to a formal screening conducted by Margaret Rennerfeldt, MFA. She chose the American College Dance Festival Association (ACDFA) selections, selected the student choreography for this concert, and gave each of the students valuable feedback to help them tune their future works.

In my opinion this screening process gave the production more focus and a subtle emotional intensity that benefited the over all performance, they should continue to use this process in the future.

Tickets are $5 for students/military and $10 for adults. The box office will open 1 hour before the performance. You can also call the box office at 931-221-7379 to reserve tickets.  Reserved tickets need to be picked up at least 15 minutes prior to showtime.

The numbers:

Tick (2010 ACDFA Adjudication Selection)

Choreography: Abby Ramsey
Music: “Tashweesh” by Kronos Quartet
Lighting Design: Jared Richardson
Costume Design: Leni A. Dyer, MFA
Performers: Kevin Loveland, Alaina Runions, & Abby Ramsey

Hard Like Silk

Choreography: Laquimah Van Dunk
Music: “As the Water” and “Brush on Silk” by John Williams
Lighting Design: Jared Richardson
Costume Design: Leni A. Dyer, MFA
Performers: Brittany Hardaway, Arlene Reed, William Lawrence, Keisha Scimio, Christina Watts, & Raven Cooper.

Phoenicopterus Ruber

Choreography: Jennifer Whitcomb-Oliva
Music: “Acceleration Waltz” by Boston Pops and “Waltz from Maskarade” by Frederic Chopin
Lighting Design: Rebecca Beasley
Costume Design: Leni A. Dyer, MFA
Performers: Byron Sawyers, Korina Fundora, Laquimah Van Dunk, Nathan Brown, Abby Ramsey, Shirley Cantrell, & Octavious Padgett

Voodoo

Choreography: Whitney Gaston
Music: “They’re Everywhere” by Timbaland and Izza Kizza
Lighting Design: Rebecca Beasley
Costume Design: Leni A. Dyer, MFA
Performers: Whitney Gaston, Rafael Tillery, William Lawrence, Selina Mickles, Robert Betts, Jade Maghoney, Keisha Scimio, Christina Watts, Walter Riley Braem, & Octavious Padgett

5

Choreography: Marcus Hayes
Music: “Grace” by Bobby McFerrin and Yo-Yo Ma
Lighting Design: David Brandon, MFA
Costume Design: Leni A. Dyer, MFA
Performers: Devan Wingert, Selina Mickles, Sarilda Mayberry, Keisha Scimio, Catherine Ramirez, & Amber Holzmeyer.

A Warrior’s Requiem

Choreography: Raven Cooper and Walter Riley Braem
Music: “Goodbye My Love”, “The Hot Gates”, “Fever Dreams”, “Tonight We Dine In Hell” by Tyler Bates
Lighting Design: Rebecca Beasley
Costume Design: Leni A. Dyer, MFA
Performers: Abby Ramsey, Brittany Hardaway, Keisha Scimio, Daniel Rye, William Lawrence, Cody Furline, Raven Cooper, Alaina Runions, Whitney Gaston, Jade Maghoney, Laquimah Van Dunk

Glory

Choreography: Raven Cooper
Music: “Glory to God” by J Squad
Lighting Design: Rebecca Beasley
Costume Design: Leni A. Dyer, MFA
Performers: Raven Cooper, Laquimah Van Dunk, Alaina Runions, William Lawrence, Abby Ramsey, Keisha Scimio, & Brittany Hardaway

Day (2010 ACDFA Informal Concert Selection)

Choreography & Performance: Kevin Loveland
Music: “Another Day” by Album Leaf
Lighting Design: Rebecca Beasley
Costume Design: Leni A. Dyer, MFA

Nocturnal

Choreography: William “Addae” Lawrence III
Music: “Black and Gold” by Sam Sparro
Lighting Design: Jared Richardson
Costume Design: Leni A. Dyer, MFA
Performers: Brittany Hardaway, Sara Quinn, Raven Cooper, Laquimah Van Dunk, Kevin Loveland, William Lawrence, Victoria Mars, Whitney Gaston, & Raffael Tillery (understudy)

Denim

Choreography: Jennifer Whitcomb-Oliva
Music: “Notturno Affettouso” by Kostas Grigoreas
Lighting Design: Jared Richardson
Costume Design: Leni A. Dyer, MFA
Performers: Shirley Cantrell, & Jennifer Whitcomb-Oliva

Journey (2010 ACDFA Adjudication Selection)

Choreography: Laquimah Van Dunk
Music: “New World in my View” by King Britt
Lighting Design: Jared Richardson
Costume Design: Leni A. Dyer, MFA
Performers: Raven Cooper, & William Lawrence

ConveyorBELTED

Choreography: Alaina Runions
Music: “Lovers and Fighters Song: Bang Bang (My baby shot me down)“ by Audio Bullies/Nancy Sinatra, “Twisted Nerve” by Bernard Herman. Remixed by Danielectro
Lighting Design: Jared Richardson
Costume Design: Leni A. Dyer, MFA
Performers: Keisha Scimio, Abby Ramsey, Octavious Padgett, Jade Maghoney, Whitney Gaston, William Lawrence, Walter Riley Braem, & Kevin Loveland

Underpinnings

Choreography: Marcus Hayes
Music: “Excerpts from 7pm to 8pm” by David Tudor and John Cage
Lighting Design: David Brandon MFA
Costume Design: Leni A. Dyer, MFA
Performers: Raven Cooper, Alaina Runions, Abby Ramsey, Laquimah Van Dunk, & Brittany Hardaway

Underpinnings is a collaborative work between Leni A. Dyer and Marcus Hayes?


About Bill Larson

Sections

Arts and Leisure

Topics

, , , , , , , , , , , ,

Comments

You must be logged in to post a comment.


  • Visit Us On FacebookVisit Us On TwitterVisit Us On PinterestVisit Us On YoutubeCheck Our FeedVisit Us On Instagram
  • Personal Controls

    Archives