Extensions to present fall concerts Nov. 17-19
Salve Regina’s Extensions Dance Company, directed by assistant professor Lindsay Guarino with the assistance of Cayley Christoforou ’15, will perform at the Casino Theatre November 17-19.
The dynamic, athletic program will be performed at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, with an additional matinee at 2 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $15 for general, $10 for military and seniors and $8 for Salve Regina students, faculty and staff. To reserve tickets, visit tinyurl.com/salvecasino or call (401) 341-2250. Tickets will also be available at the box office immediately prior to each performance.
The program will include a range of dynamic contemporary choreography from invited guest artists, faculty, notable alumni and current students. The dance program’s junior company, Extensions II, will also present a new work by adjunct faculty member Lauren Difede, a dancer in Newport’s Island Moving Co.
Featured guest choreographers include Joshua Blake Carter, Kirsten Harvey, Kat Pantos and Jessica Pearson, who are all nationally recognized, award-winning artists.
Carter, a dancer in Giordano Dance Chicago, has restaged “Keep Me in Your Pocket,” a kinetically-charged contemporary jazz piece that was originally commissioned by DanceWorks Chicago as part of DanceMoves, a competition that highlighted six of the top Chicago-based choreographers in 2013.
Harvey’s work, titled “Slit Red,” is both vibrant and intense, celebrating power and community in a concert jazz aesthetic. Harvey is a Los Angeles-based teacher and choreographer with extensive performing experience in music videos, films, commercials and movies. Her work first premiered last summer when Salve Regina hosted the National Dance Education Organization conference “Jazz Dance: Roots and Branches in Practice.“
Boston-based contemporary choreographer Pantos will present “Tears,” a solo set on biology major Allison Lavoie ’17, and Pearson, also based out of New England, will premier a group piece titled “Yen,” an interpretation of desire, vulnerability and conviction.
Alumni works will feature Christoforou, a New England-based artist whose choreography has been selected for festivals around the region, and Los Angeles-based Emily Paquin ’12, who has been performing, teaching and choreographing since she graduated.