SUU Dance Students Create Art Out of Life

Published: February 01, 2022 | Author: Ashley H Palmer | Category: Arts

Neither Here Nor There, But Here Student Dance Concert PosterSUU’s Dance Program is eager to premiere Neither Here Nor There, But Here Student Dance Concert on February 11, 12, and 14, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. and a matinee on February 12, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. in the Eileen and Allen Anes Studio Theatre. Please note that due to COVID-19 we will be offering limited seating capacity and masks are expected. It is recommended that you purchase your tickets in advance. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for alumni with card, and $5 for youth. SUU faculty/staff (and one guest) and students can attend for free with a valid ID card. Tickets can be purchased at the America First Event Center Box Office, at the door the night of the performance, or online at www.suu.edu/arts.

Rose-Angel Ramirez, choreographer for the Student Dance Concert at SUU, says, “Neither Here Nor There, But Here is a show that has given student choreographers the opportunity to not only create work for the end result of entertainment, but to explore the ideas and concepts we question within ourselves. The works we have put together for this show explore selfishness of being an artist, as well as exploring identity, habitual patterns, energy within our connections, and the release of dance in its fullest capacity. This show will not only be an exhibit of our works, but an important milestone before what is to come. It is important for these works to be seen, for they are our steps into our future.”

For this production, all pieces have been choreographed by SUU dance students. Their artistic capabilities also spread into their costume and scenic design. They have been working vigorously with their dancers to prepare for this stirring concert. With amazing faculty and staff to support them, these students have brought a piece of art and of themselves to the stage.

Karessa Pitcher, choreographer for the Student Dance Concert at SUU, shares, “The creation of my piece in Neither Here Nor There, But Here has been quite a vulnerable process. Working in collaboration with my dancers, and with the other, little, indecisive parts of myself, has brought a lot of color to this performance. Sculpting the work has been a wild dance of its own. The hope for my piece is that it brings empowerment through expression and a hopeful sense of self for both my dancers and my audience as well. Come join our rejuvenating journey, as we’re excited to share this art of dance with the rest of our community and gift our magic of live performance.”

The production will include a silent auction 30 minutes prior to each performance featuring artwork from last year’s performance of the The D.A.W.N Act Suite, choreographed by Danielle Lydia Sheather and dancers. Patrons are encouraged to walk around the lobby and bid on multiple canvases created by spontaneous movement during the pandemic. All proceeds will go towards Southern Utah University’s Dance Program events which help to bring guest dance artists to Southern Utah, provide training equipment to our students, and enhance the current resources available. There will be a Post-Show Talk Back following the Saturday evening performance to provide the audience insight into the creation of the works and a Q&A to follow.

Find yourself Neither Here Nor There, But Here on February 11, 12, and 14, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. and a matinee on February 12, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. in the Eileen and Allen Anes Studio Theatre. For more information about arts events at SUU, please visit www.suu.edu/arts.

About the College of Performing and Visual Arts

The College of Performing and Visual Arts (CPVA) at Southern Utah University comprises 26 academic programs including liberal arts (BA/BS) and professional (BFA, BM, BMEd) degrees in art, design, dance, music, and theatre. It includes graduate programs in the fields of arts administration (MFA, MA), music education (MME), and music technology (MM). More than 60 full-time faculty and staff are engaged in teaching and mentoring over 900 majors in the College. CPVA presents over 100 performances, lectures, presentations, and exhibitions each year and is affiliated with the Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA), Utah Shakespeare Festival, and the Center for Shakespeare Studies. Southern Utah University is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Art & Design (NASAD), National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD), National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), and the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST) making SUU the first public university in the state of Utah to be accredited by all four associations. For more information about the College of Performing and Visual Arts, visit www.suu.edu/pva.

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