Friday, March 28, 2014

SLCC Dance Company interpreting emotions in upcoming performance

Salt Lake Community College Dance Company is presenting a multi-media dance performance in its upcoming concert titled, “eMOTION in MOTION.” Choreographers for this event were asked to find movement that explores the many emotions humans experience. The concert includes exciting variety, with modern, contemporary, jazz, hip-hop and samba dance.

“Emotions are physical and experienced in the body, so this is a perfect theme for movement,” said Tess Boone, associate professor of dance at SLCC. “We pride ourselves in presenting a lot of variety of dance and music in our concerts, with an exciting visual component that will appeal to our digitally sophisticated audience. It is a good example of our commitment to the convergence of multi-media and performing arts here at SLCC.”

Community professionals Lorin Hansen (director of Samba Fogo), Ro Malaga (assistant-choreographer for High School Musicals), Courtney Norris, and SLCC dance faculty are presenting their work on Friday and Saturday, April 11 & 12, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. in the Grand Theatre, 1575 South State Street.  Tickets are $10, or half price if two non-perishable food items are brought in for the Utah Food Bank. SLCC students and staff receive free admission with a current SLCC ID and two food items. For tickets, call the Grand Theatre box office: 801-957-3322.

The best of student choreography is being exhibited in this concert.  In addition, SLCC Film students have collaborated with dancers to present dance-for-the-camera pieces, and blended film and live performance numbers. Angela Challis, professional dancer and film student, is showing two of her dance films. Blending dance and film can be a magical experience because one can create different relationships with time and space not possible with live performance.

For more information about the Spring Concert or about the SLCC dance department, e-mail Tess Boone at or call (801)-957-3002.