Dance minor shows choreography at Brooklyn’s WAXworks
Photo by Caitlin Kelley ’19
Marissa Masson ’19, an accounting major with minors in business administration and dance, had the opportunity to show her choreography at Williamsburg Art neXus (WAXworks) in Brooklyn, New York earlier this month.
An inclusive performance showcase, WAXworks offers emerging and established artists the opportunity to present their work on a professional stage with substantial and versatile lighting, sound and technical systems. Masson’s piece, “Synergy,” was performed by Athena Silva ’19, Jacquelyn Stevens ’19 and Maddie Stewart ’19.
Masson choreographed “Synergy” for DNC401: Student Choreography Showcase last spring and was mentored by associate professor Lindsay Guarino. To date, it has been performed at the Boston Contemporary Dance Festival, Southern Vermont Dance Festival, BTDx in Boston and now WAXworks, all by invitation after a competitive application process.
“In the performing arts, choreography is accepted as the creative analog to scholarly publications,” Guarino said. “Marissa’s work being invited to and shown in these venues demonstrates a maturity in her craft beyond her years.”
Masson’s work will be performed at the Casino Theatre Feb. 28 through March 2, 2019 in Extensions Dance Company’s spring concert. In April, Extensions will perform “Synergy” at the American College Dance Association Conference in Plymouth, New Hampshire.