Extensions performing two pieces at Boston dance festival

Extensions Dance Company, Salve Regina’s pre-professional dance company, will perform two pieces at the Boston Contemporary Dance Festival this weekend.

Dance minor Marissa Masson ’19 will show her piece “Weight of the World,” which premiered at Salve Regina’s Student Choreography Showcase last April. It will be danced by Haley Andrews ’18, Nicole Landry ’18, Madison Stewart ’19, Allyson Storch ’18 and Lauren Wyble ’18.

“The Boston Contemporary Dance Festival vets submissions and then invites a range of talent from across the country to show their works in front of audiences, critics and leaders in the dance community,” said Lindsay Guarino. “Acceptance into the festival proves that Marissa Masson, who choreographed ‘Weight of the World’ as a sophomore, has talent beyond her years, and it’s thrilling to see that her potential is recognized beyond the Salve community.”

In addition to Masson’s piece, adjunct faculty member Cayley Christoforou ’15 will present her work “Seek, Seeking, Sought,” which was set on Extensions Dance Company earlier this year. It will be danced by Andrews, Olivia Gormley ’17, Allison Lavoie ’17, Marikate McConnell ’18, Rebecca Sock ’20, Jacquelyn Stevens ’19 and Wyble.

The Boston Contemporary Dance Festival will be held Saturday, Aug. 12 at the Boston Center for the Arts. Established in 2012, the annual festival brings a diverse array of contemporary dance artists together from across the United States, inviting the greater Boston community to experience this art form at its finest.

For ticket information, visit bostoncontemporarydance.org.

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