Extensions Dance Company to present spring concerts

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Extensions, the University’s professional dance company, will present its annual spring concert at the Casino Theatre Feb. 27 through March 1. This year’s program includes a range of choreography from faculty, students and renowned guest choreographers.

Performances will be held at 8 p.m. each day, with a matinee at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 1. Admission is $10 for general, $8 for seniors and military and $5 for Salve Regina students, faculty and staff. Tickets are available at (401) 341-2250 or tinyurl.com/salvecasino.

Boston-based artist Nailah Randall-Bellinger created an original work for the company. Titled “Intersections,” the ensemble piece is a reflection on how people’s paths intersect all day, every day, yet society has conditioned us so we are often isolated and unable to form honest connections. Randall-Bellinger’s athletic movement vocabulary offers a fast paced, kinetic experience.

Amy VanKirk, assistant professor of dance at Radford University in Virginia, set a Latin jazz dance on an all-female ensemble. “Fuerza!Fuego” is a sensual and dynamic piece that exudes fire and passion.

Artistic director Lindsay Guarino’s new work “Supplient/1214″ reflects on the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The emotionally charged piece expresses every parent’s deepest fear through a contemporary aesthetic.

Additional choreography will range from ballet to hip-hop with choreography from students Cayley Christoforou ’15, Alli Montecillo ’14, Casey Sheehan ’14, Alysia Sjoberg ’16 and Kayla Tolman ’15; faculty member Ali Brodsky; and guests Mark Harootian and Andrea Dawn Shelley.

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