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The Schwartz Center will host three days of dance with the Mini Locally Grown
Dance Festival Dec. 3-5.
The program includes dances created this semester in the Department of Performing and Media Arts by choreographers and dancers of all levels, from beginners to advanced, students, from undergraduates, graduate students and faculty.
“The evening’s diverse program will include works ranging from personal tragedy, vivacious friendships, difficult rejections, to abstract forms, each revealing layers of other, perhaps starkly opposite meanings,” said dance faculty member and coordinator Jumay Chu.
Chu explained that many of the dances include the juxtaposition of movement and music combined to tell a story underneath.
“Dance is an expressive art form, articulating ideas, complexities of feelings, connections that cannot be refined through other means of communication,” Chu said.
The festival combines elements of engineering, visual arts, biological sciences and history, creating dances designed to celebrate, provoke and entertain, she said.
Performances are at 7:30 p.m. in the Class of ’56 Dance Theater at the Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the Schwartz Center Box office or online at http://schwartztickets.com.
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