On Wednesday, December 2, the Lone Star College-Kingwood dance program in Kingwood, Tx is proud to present “Inspirations,” a fall dance concert, at 7:30 p.m. in the SFA Performing Arts Theatre on campus. Because of the debut of the dance department’s newly formed LSC-Kingwood dance ensemble, “Inspirations” will be an exciting show. This semester, the student ensemble was created to support dance students in their creation of original choreography and to serve in community outreach projects involving dance as well.
Through an audition process, the student-choreographed pieces in the concert were selected for the program. Tiffany Nirider and Trish King, co-advisors and adjunct dance faculty, have worked with the student choreographers during the semester, providing feedback and support during the creative and rehearsal processes. “We are so thrilled for the students who will be presenting their work. They have worked very hard during the semester and have intriguing pieces to share. We are proud of the work they have produced,” stated Nirider.
Gina Butler, Erin Burcham, Michael Cortes, Tiffany Dreyer, Tiffanie Cano, Alina Haryazha and Renee Picon are students presenting works in the concert. The concert is set to include contemporary choreography by Nirider and King, in addition to the student pieces. Nirider’s works include a piece sparked by images of isolation, “Drifters;” “Disposable U,” a statement about waste and the disposability of many aspects of life in modern-day society; and a duet among two people drawn to one another and yet divided, “Stirring Required.”
King will present an exploration of the beautifully expressive capacity of hand movements, “Contact,” and a structured improvisation exploring layers of complexity and possibility, “Weave.” Also, many guest artists are set to present their work. They include Kingwood Jazz and Company ballroom dancers Kevin Camarata II and partner Elaine Rivera; LSC-Kingwood tai chi students, taught by adjunct instructor Elizabeth Lehmann; and Blanca Martinez. In Mexico City, Martinez was a prima ballerina with Ballet Classico, the national ballet company of Mexico.
Displaying a wide range of ideas and emotions, the evening’s program will be a nice mix of movement genres. “The concert is the culmination of a wonderful semester of creativity, exploration and refinement of technique. We are excited to welcome the audience to an evening of such diverse works. We are pleased to include artists from the surrounding community in our program and feel that it creates a great network of sharing, allowing LSC-Kingwood dance students to witness first hand what is happening in the world of dance outside of the college,” added King.