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NW modern dance concert to highlight campus landscaping

Making Waves with Dance, an outdoor dance event, will be performed 1-2 p.m. April 28 on the front lawn and by the lake running trail on NW Campus.

The modern dance classes and Mosaic Dance Project will perform a series of works that will highlight the campus landscape.

NW dance instructor Karen Macintyre said the dance students have grown as both technicians and performers.

“The performance quality comes with a certain trust in themselves,” she said. “This trust is gained when a dancer stops thinking about the choreography and just starts moving.”

NW dance student Rebekah Price said the performance will be interesting because it’s outside.

She said it will be much different than being in a dance studio.

Macintyre said the students from her modern class will perform a site-specific version of “Feral Moon” on a sloped sidewalk or grassy hill instead of a flat floor.

This dance piece is an excerpt from the NW informal dance concert scheduled May 6.

Live music will accompany the dance piece using large tree drums, congas, marimbas, a wood drum and other percussion instruments.

The dance piece is very earth-bound, Macintyre said. She refers to the style of the dance performance as classical modern.

“The scenery has a great part in how you feel in a certain piece,” said NW dance student Brooke Laberge. “Dance is not just movement. It’s more of a feeling.”

The event is free for TCC students and employees.

For more information, contact Amy Sleigh at 817-515-7174 or by e-mail at amy.sleigh@tccd.edu.

— Bethany Sanderson


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