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April 8th, 2010
'Showcase' gives Texas State dance students experience

STAFF REPORT

The Department of Theatre and Dance at Texas State will present “Choreographers’ Showcase” April 22-23 at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee on April 23 at 2 p.m.

All performances will be held at Jowers Studio 178. Tickets will cost $5 (cash only) at the door.

“Choreographers’ Showcase” is an annual event featuring the work of students enrolled in advanced choreography, a senior-level course in which students implement the skills of casting, creating and rehearsing in developing a required choreographic piece.

The choreographers’ showcase also gives students experience in the process of selecting accompaniment, costumes and lighting design.

This year’s showcase will include 11 dances representing a variety of styles and techniques. Choreographers convey a range of moods and ideas in their work, from light-hearted and fun to dramatic and serious.

Some participants use the opportunity to examine complex issues like spirituality and sociopolitical strife, while others simply explore elements of dance such as time, space and energy.

For more information, contact Kaysie Brown at (512) 245-2147, or via email at ks34@txstate.edu.

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