A collage of modern dance styles will be on display when Sacramento State presents Performance Mix, a student-choreographed dance concert Sept. 30 – Oct. 4 in the Dancespace, Solano Hall Room 1010.
Directed by Professors Lorelei Bayne and Randee Paufve, the concert features about 25 dancers in nine pieces that the students have been working on through the summer.
While it all falls under the umbrella of “modern dance,” that covers a lot of territory. “Each piece will have a very independent voice and feel and a very different movement vocabulary,” Paufve says.
Some pieces feature character and narrative, while others are more movement-driven, abstract or rhythmic, Paufve says. “With nine choreographers you’re going to get nine very different ideas of what dance is.”
The choreographers have three formal showings for the directors after which they get advice and rework their material for another review.
Senior Angela Marielena Bolivar is using the music of Greg Laswell and Citizen Cope, as well as a mixture of news and monologues by the dancers for her piece to illustrate how people are often oblivious of the worldwide tragedies surrounding them. “It’s about how we go through life with this tunnel vision,” Bolivar says. “It isn’t until something hits us dead on that we’re actually affected by it.”
Performances are at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30 and Thursday, Oct. 1; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 2-3; and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 3 and 4. Tickets for the 6:30 p.m. concerts are $8 general admission and $5 for children under 12. All other performances are $12 general admission, $10 for seniors and students and $8 for children.
Tickets are available at Sacramento State’s Ticket Office, (916) 278-4323 or http://www.tickets.com/.
For more information, visit www.csus.edu/dram or call (916) 278-3569. For media assistance, call Sacramento State’s Public Affairs Office at (916) 278-6156.