Student Choreographers Showcase Distinct Styles in Public Concert

Aug 26, 2011
Rudi Kiefer

Originally published on 4/08/10

Brenau University´s Department of Dance will present Unrestricted by Reality, a senior thesis dance concert, in Hosch Theatre on the Gainesville campus Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 9-11. Performances are April 9 and 10 at 7:30 p.m. and April 11 at 2 p.m. General admission is $6; senior citizens, children 12 and under and students with valid ID $4. Brenau students, faculty and staff are admitted free.

The public performance reveals a variety of choreographic styles featuring a magical perspective on human experiences exploring relationships, the concept of love, hard work and friendships.

Unrestricted by Reality is a showcase for the department´s senior dance majors to present the knowledge they have acquired and developed over their years of study in dance and choreography. The public performance of the student’s work is the last significant requirement in the Brenau academic program before graduation,

The student choreographers producing this show are Christina Salzer of Alpharetta, Ga., and Stephanie Neuman of Cumming, Ga.

According to Brenau dance ensemble director Jolie Long, fast- paced tempos juxtaposed with soft flowing movements create interesting dynamics to capture the audience´s attention in these performances. “Both Neuman and Salzer´s works are of contemporary styles,” she said. “Salzer´s a narrative storyline focuses on embracing the importance of working hard to get ahead. Neuman´s teaches the value of uniting with others to enhance our daily lives.”

Complementing these two works are pieces by student choreographers Breanna and Deanna Butts, Paige Craven and Pamela Riddle. The additional pieces are being presented by Nu Delta Alpha Dance Honor Society.