Dancing the day away: Winter Dance Concert set for March 2-5

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With a cast of 30, original choreography and live, electronic music, “A Day in Motion,” this year’s Winter Dance Concert, takes a pulsating look at the habits, activities and routines of a 24-hour period, from wake-up calls to working, studying, cooking and going out.

“We’ll guide you through a dreamlike adventure where performers will reach out to explore a wide range of expressions with props and theatrical gestures to portray the pace of our daily lives,” said Dance Director Miryam Moutillet, the show’s creator and director.

“A Day in Motion” will be presented at the Yulman Theater March 2-5 at 7:30 p.m. and March 5 at 2 p.m.

Presented in a panoramic stage setting, projections will invite the audience to view powerful imagery and dances set to music composed by local musicians Andy Iorio and Tristan Allen.

Choreography by instructor Marcus Rogers moves from a humorous, chaotic office setting to a Lady Gaga club scene, while Charles Batson, professor of French, and Hillel Meltzer, a former performer with Stomp/Broadway, have collaborated to bring to life school and cooking scenes.

Dance Project students Jessica Nagourney ’12, Alyssa Simeone ’11 and Ayanna Vinson-Dobson ’11 present new choreographic works.

“This is a show that everyone can enjoy because everyone can identify with the daily routines represented,” said Nagourney.

“I love the opportunity to work with so many people with different talents and capabilities,” said Vinson-Dobson.

The production also includes interludes by students in the Physical Theater course and
work by theater and dance designers Charles Steckler (scenery), Brittney Belz (costumes) and Steven Michalek (lighting).

Tickets are on sale at the Yulman Theater Box Office 12:30-1:30 p.m. weekdays. Admission is $7 with a Union ID card, $10 for general audience. Call the Box Office at 388- 6545.