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Evening of Student, Faculty Dance Performances Slated at RVCC In December

Evening of Student, Faculty Dance Performances Slated at RVCC In December

(BRANCHBURG, NJ) -- Raritan Valley Community College’s (RVCC) Visual and Performing Arts Department will present DanceWorks, an evening of student and faculty dance performances, Wednesday and Thursday, December 13 and 14 at 8:00pm. The event will be held in the Edward Nash Theatre at the College’s Branchburg campus. The concert is being produced by Loretta Fois, Director of RVCC’s dance program.

The program will feature works created by faculty and students—all performed by RVCC student dancers. Six student pieces were chosen for the concert. The student choreography is the culmination of a semester of classwork as the students created and rehearsed the new works to be performed. Choreographers include Kirsten Bashford (Milford), Tina Chen (Branchburg), Layla Grier (Bernardsville), Melissa Goldstein (Stockton), Ariel Lleva (Raritan) and Arica Zentner.

Faculty choreography will include the premiere of A Soldier to Himself, a group piece choreographed by Professor Loretta Fois in collaboration with Professor Charlie Bondhus of RVCC’s English Department. Selected poems from Bondhus’ book, All the Heat We Could Carry, will be featured in the performance, read live by the poet. All the Heat We Could Carry received the 2013 Main Street Rag Poetry Book Award and the 2014 Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry.

Evasive Movers, an improvisational-style group dance for five, will be premiered by guest artist Stephanie Beauchamp. Beauchamp was awarded a choreographic residency through COLAB, an organization that pairs artists with advocacy organizations. Her work (a pairing with NeighborCorps) focuses on the successful re-entry of individuals imprisoned in Middlesex County Correctional Facility.

General admission tickets cost $12 each, $8 for students and seniors. For tickets, call 908-725-3420. For additional information, call 908-218-8876.



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Raritan Valley Community College’s main campus is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu.

PHOTO: Professor Charlie Bondhus, right, rehearses A Soldier to Himself with RVCC dance students, from left, Nathan Forster, Layla Grier and Elanna Etemad. The piece is choreographed by Professor Loretta Fois.



originally published: 2017-11-28 01:00:00


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