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February 23, 2011

UW dance majors take to the stage March 3-6

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From left, Shanice Zhang, Damian Cade, Cheryl Delostrinos, Erica Reich, Lorraine Lau, Dallas Williams and Fausto Rivera perform in the annual Dance Majors Concert. | Photo by Tim Summers

From left, Shanice Zhang, Damian Cade, Cheryl Delostrinos, Erica Reich, Lorraine Lau, Dallas Williams and Fausto Rivera perform in the annual Dance Majors Concert. | Photo by Tim Summers

The UW Dance Program presents its annual concert of undergraduate choreography at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, March 3-5 and at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 6, in the Meany Studio Theater.

The nine dances on the program were all created by students, although the concerts artistic director is a faculty member. The concert offers a unique opportunity for undergraduates, many of whom are seeing their choreography fully produced for the first time.

Highlights of this years program include a collaboration with a composer from Digital Art and Experimental Media (DXARTS), “costumes” consisting of latex body paint and a dance exploring hip hop subcultures, both past and present. The concert also includes the premiere of a group piece choreographed and performed by all of the choreographers.

The production of this concert is a community effort. Each choreographer contributes extra time on top of orchestrating his or her own rehearsals to help with everything from writing programs and designing posters, to offering supportive feedback to their peers. The result is a fresh take on concert dance from a youthful perspective.

General admission tickets are $14, $12 for UW faculty/staff, UWAA members, and $10 for students/seniors. Tickets are available at the UW Arts Ticket office at 3901 University Way NE or online.