Dance minors present annual ‘Student Choreography Showcase’ on April 21-23

Salve Regina University’s dance minors will present new dance works in their annual Student Choreography Showcase, which is being directed by assistant professor of dance Lindsay Guarino and 2015 Salve Regina graduate Cayley Christoforou.

Performances will be given in Megley Theatre, located in Antone Academic Center on Lawrence Avenue, on Thursday and Friday, April 21-22 at 8 p.m. and on Saturday, April 23 at 2 p.m. Admission is $3 for Salve Regina students and $5 for faculty, staff and the community.

Tickets are available at the box office immediately prior to each performance, or by calling (401) 341-2250 to reserve in advance.

The concert will include a wide range of contemporary choreography and many of the pieces are the final projects for the students’ course, “DNC400: Choreography.” Each piece is the product of a semester-long process of creative exploration, peer feedback and faculty mentorship.

Psychology major Bridget Durkin, a senior, will challenge the audience with her powerful piece, “Speak Up,” which looks at the potentially tragic consequences of bullying. Music major Zoe Michalopoulos, a sophomore, will put her vocal talents to use as she provides live accompaniment for her piece, “In the End.” Sara Vickey, a junior business administration major, will use tap dance as means for communicating how she imagines life would be without eyesight in her piece, “Perception.”

With almost 40 students involved in the production, this event highlights the comprensive talent and vibrancy of the dance program at Salve Regina. Additional choreographers include: Haley Andrews ’18, Taylor Becchetti ’17, Emmaline Concordia ’17, Marissa Guerard ’18, Olivia Gormley ’17, Allison Lavoie ’17, Kate Racine ’17, Hayley Robichaud ’18, Sabrina Stensland ’16, and Lexie Stewart ’16.