'Afterimages' showcases student dance and choreography
A showcase of student choreography and dance, the Department of Theatre & Dance at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point will present the annual “Afterimages” dance concert next month.
“Afterimages 2012” performances will take place in the Jenkins Theatre in the Noel Fine Arts Center at 7:30 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, December 6–8, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, December 9.
Admission is $17 for adults, $16 for senior citizens and $12 for students. Tickets are available at the Information and Tickets office in the Dreyfus University Center, http://tickets.uwsp.edu, or by calling 715-346-4100 or 800-838-3378.
Nine student-choreographed and directed dance works, ranging from ballet to modern to contemporary, will be performed, including:
  • “Selkies,” by Emily Janik, is based on Irish folklore creatures that are half women and half seal. While they often take the forms of women, they always return to the sea.

  • “Square of Life,” by Mariusz Kujawski, compares the circle of life to a square of strife.

  • “Echo,” by Thomas Jacobson, depicts the lives of three women dealing with depression.

  • “The Heart Asks for Pleasure,” by Madelyn Mickelsen, is a contemporary piece that portrays finding hope through connection and support.

  • “Run,” by Pierre Clark, is a piece about people in love but separated by one going away to war.

  • “All That Remains,” by Emily Janik and Kellen Skidmore, is about myths of specters called “White Ladies.”

  • “A Burden of Love in Hindsight,” by Nicholas Frey and Maggie Zoeller, is a piece about the uncertainty of love in a relationship.

  • “It’s Often the Momentary Rainbows that we Remember,” by Erica Thomes, explores the range of family dynamics through energetic partnering and movement.

  • “Dandelion,” by Kristin Brockman, is a literal story about four strangers who discover nature and are transformed.

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