Dance minors presenting new works in choreography showcase
Salve Regina’s dance minors will present new works during the annual Student Choreography Showcase, directed by assistant professor of dance Lindsay Guarino and Cayley Christoforou ’15.
Performances will be held in the Antone Academic Center’s Megley Theatre at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 30 and Friday, May 1 and 3 p.m. Saturday, May 2. Admission is $5 for general and $3 for Salve Regina students. Tickets will be available at the door, or by calling (401) 341-2250 in advance.
The concert will feature a wide range of contemporary choreography, and many of the pieces are the final projects for the course Choreography. Each student choreographer developed her own unique vision and concept through a process of creative exploration with the support of her fellow peers and mentorship from Guarino.
Additional choreographers are dance minors who have successfully completed the course in a previous semester and are continuing their work as choreographers. Some of the seniors have choreographed an original work for each Student Choreography Showcase since its inception in 2013.
Nursing major Alysia Sjoberg ’16 used inspiration from a service trip to Honduras for her piece “Root,” which explores the innate connection one can have with someone who does not speak the same language. “Reflection,” choreographed by elementary education major and dance minor Elizabeth Franson ’15, discusses how one’s reflection may be distorted due to socially constructed ideas of beauty. Taylor Becchetti ’16, a psychology major and dance minor, uses innovative ways to create movement with bubble wrap in her work titled “emit.”
With more than 40 students involved in the production, this event highlights the wealth of talent and the vibrancy of the dance program at Salve Regina. Additional choreographers include Maquela Barron ’17, Alyssa Batchelder ’14, Cayley Christoforou ’15, Bridget Durkin ’16, Jenna-Lyn Geysen ’16, Allyson Hamel ’15, Alisia Medeiros ’15, Amanda Morton ’15, Rebecca Moscariello ’15, Alexandra Pavain ’15, Natalia Santiago ’17, Ciara Speller ’15 and Tatiana Trapani ’15.