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Choreography Showcase Spotlights Original Dance Works by University of South Carolina Student’s

Original works by University of South Carolina dance student’s will be in the spotlight as the University of South Carolina Dance Program presents the Student Choreography Showcase April 27-28 at Drayton Hall Theatre.

On April 27, the performance will begin at 7:00 pm and 2:00 pm on April 28. Tickets are $15 for student’s, $20 for USC Faculty/Staff, Military and Seniors, and $22 for the general public and can be purchased online, by phone at 803-777-2551, or in person at the Longstreet Theatre box office, located at 1300 Greene St.  Physical box office hours are 12:30pm – 5:30pm, Monday through Friday. Drayton Hall Theatre is located at 1214 College St., across from the Horseshoe on the University of South Carolina campus.

Under the direction of dance instructor Cindy Flach, the concert will feature five diverse works from student choreographers who presented original choreography for the Fall 2017 Showcase. These students have either further refined their choreography or, in some cases, developed new works for the Spring Showcase.

Participating choreographer’s are Dance Performance and Choreography majors Jacqueline Benthall, Caroline Beverly, Emma Morris, and Imani Trotman, as well as Michael Mcmanus, a History major minoring in Dance.

McManus’ work entitled Recrudescence, which he premiered at the Fall 2017 showcase, was selected in February to represent the University of South Carolina at the Southeast Regional Conference of the American College Dance Association, where it was praised for its movement quality and vision.

McManus will present a new piece for the Spring Showcase entitled Youthful Bliss, which he says is in some ways a continuation of his previous work.  The piece “offers the audience a mix of popular music, contemporary rhythms, hip-hop interpretations, and a complement of sexuality enhanced by the addition of heels,” says McManus.  “My greatest wish is that the music and movement remind the audience of their very first encounter with music and how that encounter made them feel.”

For more information about the Student Choreography Showcase or the dance program at the University of South Carolina, contact Kevin Bush by phone at 803-777-9353 or via email at bushk@mailbox.sc.edu.

 

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