Extensions concerts to feature eclectic range of choreography
Extensions Dance Company, directed by assistant professor Lindsay Guarino, will present its spring performances at the Casino Theatre Feb. 25-27. The program will include an eclectic range of physically challenging and athletic choreography in styles ranging from ballet to contemporary jazz.
Company members will perform pieces by guest artists Mike Esperanza, Spencer Gavin Hering, Jackie Nowicki and Kat Pantos; faculty members Lindsay Guarino, Mark Harootian and Andrea Dawn Shelley; and students Haley Andrews ’18, Jenna-Lyn Geysen ’16 and Alysia Sjoberg ’16.
Salve Regina’s dance program prides itself on providing students the opportunity to train with nationally recognized choreographers from across the country. Nowicki’s piece “Tock” is in the dynamic contemporary style of dance that she has become known for in New York City. There, she dances for Pilobolous Dance Theater and BARE Dance Company while choreographing for her own NYC-based dance company, NOW Dance Project.
California-based Hering premiers “Reach,” a daring contemporary solo featuring Jenna-Lyn Geysen ’16, and Alysia Sjoberg ’16 will perform “Sunshower” by NYC-based Joe Celej. New faculty member Harootian’s group piece “Wayfaring Stranger” is a technically challenging and expressive contemporary ballet piece set to gospel hymns.
Performances will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, with an additional matinee at 2 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $8 for Salve Regina students, faculty and staff, $10 for military and seniors, and $15 for general admission. To reserve seats, call (401) 341-2250 or visit tinyurl.com/salvecasino.