December 9-10, Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Directed by Nolan Kubota. The concert features new work in ballet, modern, jazz and theater dance. The dynamic program includes original pieces by dance faculty Nolan Kubota and Mirela Roza, along with several new student choreographed pieces.
"The piece that I'm the most excited about is a short ballet called Dearly Departed, said Kubota. "It features our advanced ballet dancers in a story about a young man in love with death. He doesn't realize that while he's declaring his feelings she's picking from her disciples (Poisoning, Drowning, Burning, Hanging, etc.) which death he'll suffer. It's set to a beautiful waltz."
Another new piece came about during the rehearsal process with the dance ensemble. Set to the song, Just a Gigolo by Louis Prima, the cast has undertaken a rather subdued jazz choreography while learning how to perform synchronized eating. "The dancers are always eating so I figured why fight it?" remarks Kubota.
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