Directed by Professor Lorelei Bayne, the concert will have eight pieces and about 20 dancers, and run in the University Theatre 8 p.m., Dec. 3-5 and 11-12; 2 p.m., Dec. 6 and 13; and 6:30 p.m. Dec. 10.
In addition to faculty members from the Theatre and Dance Department, choreographers will include guests such as Felipe Barrueto-Cabello, a Bay Area dancer who has worked internationally with companies such as the Joe Goode Performance Group. Special guest choreographer Deborah Miller-Froh, who has worked with the prestigious Margaret Jenkins Dance Company in the San Francisco area, will perform a solo work of her own.
“The experience gives our students a sense of what life is like in a professional company setting,” Bayne says. “They learn diverse choreographic methods, theories and aesthetics, and how to run a rehearsal and lead and energize a group of dancers while deepening their own artistic senses.”
Professor Randee Paufve’s piece, “Misgivings,” illustrates the dark side of a triangular relationship. Set to the music of composer Joshua Fried, the piece’s movements are very precise, looking at the raw aspects of the human condition and how we relate to one another, Paufve says.
Tickets for the 6:30 performance are $8 general admission and $5 for children under 12. All other performances are $12 general admission, $10 for students, seniors and Sac State employees, and $8 for children. Tickets are available at the University Ticket Office, (916) 278-4323 or http://www.tickets.com/.
For more information, call (916) 278-3569 or visit www.csus.edu/dram. For media assistance, call Sacramento State’s Public Affairs office at (916) 278-6156.