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Students stage original dance in ‘Afterimages 2022’

November 2, 2022
Students dance in Afterimages
Tickets are available for the UW-Stevens Point student dance concert “Afterimages 2022,” staged Nov. 10-13.

Enjoy a showcase of student creativity at the annual Afterimages dance concert at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. 

“Afterimages 2022” will be performed in Studio Theatre in the Noel Fine Arts Center, 1800 Portage St., Stevens Point, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 10-12, and at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 12-13.

The show features student directors, choreographers, dancers and designers for sets, costumes, lighting and sound.

“Afterimages affords students the time and space to experiment with their artistry in a safe and collaborative environment, both as dancers and choreographers,” said Arista Detter, one of the members of the student directing team.

Dance works include:

  • “Flight of Motion” by Sophie Brooks, a senior dance major, finds inspiration in the beauty and graceful power of the sandhill crane.
  • “A Glimpse” by Jordan Busse, a senior dance and studio art major, blends performance art with contemporary dance to explore themes of uncertainty and connection.
  • “Living Memories” by Abbi Wasielewski, a senior dance major and creative writing minor, investigates how memories shape our present selves.
  • “Blue Haze” by Emily Meyer, a junior dance, drama, media studies and arts management major, explores themes of social isolation within the “blue haze” of our modern technological world.
  • “Blissful Ignorance” by Kenna Kramer, a senior dance and psychology major, navigates the search for meaning and purpose in life through curiosity, intentionality and reflection.
  • “Audacity of Two” by Maya Dorangrichia, a senior dance major, harnesses the power and solidarity of two audacious women.
  • “Coexisted” by Hanna Kiel, a senior dance major and arts management minor, examines the possibility of forming connections among strangers.
  • “In the Absence of Conformity” by Elizabeth Pischel, a junior dance and pre-physical therapy major, explores the potential for community within the stark dichotomy of conformity and individuality.

Tickets are $27 for adults, $24 for seniors and $16 for ages 17 and under at the UW-Stevens Point Information and Tickets Office in the Dreyfus University Center concourse, by calling 715-346-4100 or at Discounts are available for UW-Stevens Point students, faculty and staff.