Spring Dance Concert “Action/Reaction” Showcases Eclectic Works

Project 8- Dance poster (program)Come along a choreographic journey that will make you move in your seat. Students from the dance program at California State University, Dominguez Hills will perform during the spring dance concert, “Action/Reaction,” on May 3 and 4 at 8 p.m. in the University Theatre.

Through a collage of works in eclectic dance styles, more than 60 student dancers from CSU Dominguez Hills and members of the Extreme Dance Team from Marymount College and Harbor College will perform original choreography created by students and faculty from the university.

Choreographers include senior theatre arts majors with dance options Michael Amaton (jazz/hip-hop), Brianna Colon (theatrical modern), Kostich (Latin), and DeAndra Quarles (modern/hip-hop), who has a double major in psychology as well.

Also part of the choreographic ensemble are child development major and dance minor Tatiana Anderson (African fusion); theatre arts major with a dance option Nathan Ortiz (contemporary modern); physical education with a pre-physical therapy option and a dance minor Karen Ruan (Latin); theatre arts major KaNeina Brown (modern/hip-hop); as well as negotiation, conflict resolution and peacebuilding major and dance minor Amy Blair, physics major Ruben Medina, and pre-sports entertainment and hospitality management major Ronisha Roberts-Peters (modern).

Students will also perform contemporary works newly choreographed by adjunct faculty members Sara Cashmore, who has danced professionally and holds an M.F.A in dance from the University of California, Irvine, and Marco Carreon, who is also a graduate student in the special education program at the university and an alumnus (Class of ’10, B.A., theatre arts, dance option).

Doris Ressl, coordinator and assistant professor of dance, serves as the production’s artistic director. “Action/Reaction” is sponsored by the College of Arts and Humanities and presented by the Department of Theatre Arts and Dance.

Promotional artwork was created by senior art and design major Jeannette Diaz as an assignment for Independent Study in Art (ART 494) taught by associate professor of art and design Michele Bury.

Tickets are $15 for general admission, and $12 for students and seniors. Group rates are available. For more ticket information and to purchase tickets online, visit csudh.edu/theatre/tickets.htm. For other payment options, call the University Box Office at (310) 243-3589.

Guest parking is $4, and can be purchased using cash, credit or debit cards at kiosk machines located in each campus parking lot.

For more information about the Dance program at CSU Dominguez hills, visit cah.csudh.edu/dance.

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