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Dance minors present Student Choreography Showcase April 30-May 2

Salve Regina University’s dance minors will be presenting new dance works in the annual Student Choreography Showcase, directed by assistant professor of dance Lindsay Guarino and senior Cayley Christoforou.

Performances will be given in Megley Theatre, located in Antone Academic Center on Lawrence Avenue, on Thursday, April 30 and Friday, May 1 at 8 p.m., and on Saturday, May 2 at 3 p.m. Admission is $5 for the general community and $3 for Salve students. Tickets are available at the box office immediately prior to each performance, or call 401-341-2250 to reserve in advance.

The concert will include a wide range of contemporary choreography produced by more than 40 students, many of the pieces are the final projects for DNC400: Choreography. Each student choreographer developed their own unique vision and concept through a process of creative exploration with the support of their 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.

Junior nursing major Alysia Sjoberg used inspiration from a service trip to Honduras she took last summer 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, a senior, discusses how one’s reflection may be distorted due to socially constructed ideas of “beauty.” Junior Taylor Becchetti, a psychology major and dance minor, uses innovative ways to create movement with bubble wrap in her work titled “emit.”

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.