California State University, Dominguez Hills’ (CSUDH) Department of Theatre and Dance will perform “RISE – Fall Faculty and Student Dance Concert,” December 1 and 2 in the University Theatre.
“No matter the situation, artists will continue to boldly rise to express their art and beliefs,” says the concert’s artistic director, department chair Doris Ressl. “Indeed, it is the driving force of creativity and true artistry.”
RISE features original choreography from CSUDH’s dance faculty.
- In “härt′brō′kən,” Amy Allen explores making a choice between two undesirable options.
- Through dance, video, and music, Ressl’s “Things Are a Stirrin’,” celebrates women who challenge the norm and established their place in history.
- Jeff Hendrix’s “Something New” brings high energy pop jazz that gets technical, “funky and into your bones.”
- African Caribbean movements and rhythms to percussion music are explored in Erin Landry’s “Exotica.”
- Kenneth Walker memorializes a close friend in the moving “Scar Tissue.”
- “Makina,” by Marco Carreon, is a steam punk-inspired dance using modern, jazz and African dance styles.
- Using the graceful and glamorous style of Egyptian cabaret style belly dance, “This Woman,” by Sarah Cashmore, explores the images, actions and milestones of femininity and womanhood.
As part of their senior capstone projects, student choreographers Alanna Neely-Sanchez takes on “Female Energy,” and Mayra Pedraza’s, “Strength in Numbers,” is an autobiographical contemporary piece inspired by personal experiences.
CSUDH University Theatre
December 1 and 2 at 8 p.m. with a matinee December 2 at 2 p.m.
General Admission – $15, Students and Seniors – $10. Group rates are available.
For more information and to purchase tickets online visit www.csudh.edu/theatre/tickets/, or for other payment options call the box office at (310) 243-3589.
Parking is located near the CSU Dominguez Hills University Theatre Complex in Lot 3 and 6. Daily visitor parking permits are $8 and can be purchased, using cash, Visa, MasterCard, or debit cards at kiosk machines located in each lot. For a campus map, visit: www.csudh.edu/VisitUs/campusmap.shtml.
For more information about the CSU Dominguez Hills Theatre and Dance program, contact the theatre office at (310) 243-3588 or visit: cah.csudh.edu/theatre.