Interested in an evening of spectacular dance, raw emotion and art in motion?
Cal Poly Pomona’s annual student and faculty dance concert “Moving Body Practices” is set to offer audiences all of that and more on Jan. 14 and 15.
Directed by Gayle M. Fekete, the concert has been a campus tradition for over 30 years, showcasing students and faculty members from all campus majors performing dance theatre, modern and experimental dance.
The show transcends traditional presentations of dance, incorporating elements of architecture and art in conjunction with music and choreography in order to represent the diverse and interdisciplinary nature of the participants. The performance proposes the idea that all body shapes and sizes can practice the art of movement and celebrates their diversity, according to Fekete.
Fekete, who also serves as head of the dance program at Cal Poly Pomona, describes the performance as “witnessing and experiencing the creative process. Most of the work is conceptual and tells personal stories — like creative writing brought to life on the stage. It is a narrative exploring one’s memory and identity.”
Student participants are required to take courses in choreography, performance ensemble and dance production throughout the production process, and also work with faculty mentors who are professionals in the field of dance.
“Moving Body Practices” will run on Jan. 14 and 15 at 8 p.m. in the University Theatre (Building 25). Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for students, faculty and staff.
For more information and to purchase tickets, call (909)869-3929 or visit www.cpp.edu/~class/theatre-new-dance/.