Extensions Dance Company presents public performances Feb. 25-27 at Casino Theatre
Extensions Dance Company, Salve Regina University’s select group of dancers, will be presenting their annual spring concert with public performances Feb. 25-27 at the Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St.
Performances will be held at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 25, Friday, Feb. 27 and Saturday, Feb. 28 with an additional matinee on Saturday at 2 p.m. General admission tickets ($15 general admission, $10 military and seniors) will be available at the door, or can be reserved in advance by contacting the box office at 401-341-2250 or by visiting tinyurl.com/salvecasino.
The performance, under the direction of Lindsay Guarino, assistant professor in the department of music, theatre and dance at Salve, will feature an eclectic range of physically challenging and athletic choreography in styles that range 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’s dance program provides students the opportunity to train with nationally recognized choreographers from across the country. Jackie 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 Spencer Gavin Hering premiers Reach, a daring contemporary solo on senior Jenna-Lyn Geysen, and senior Alysia Sjoberg will perform Sunshower by NYC –based Joe Celej. New faculty member Mark Harootian’s group piece Wayfaring Stranger is a technically challenging and expressive contemporary ballet piece set to gospel hymns.