Dance students in the Jordan College of Fine Arts are coming together to create pieces independently choreographed to illustrate images of hope, love, loss and human connection.
As part of the Student Choreography Showcase, the dancers created original pieces representative of the complexities of life.
Taking place Oct. 27 and 28 in Lilly Hall 310, the performances are free and open to the Butler community. Here are just a few of the highlights in the line up:
“In Variations”— Stuart Coleman, a sophomore dance pedagogy major, will perform a piece about discovering love from all perspectives or variations.
“Entre Sombras” (Within the Shadows)—Monica Munoz, a sophomore dance pedagogy major, created a piece that will illustrate the plight of being lost and hopes to elicit a connection from the audience.
“(Un)Spoken Words”— Morgan Sicklick, a junior dance performance major, will present a piece of personal exploration that illustrates finding the joy and hope in loss and pain.
“Loud as Hope”— Anna Peters, a junior dance pedagogy major, created a piece that will allow the use of movement of the body to explore slow motions and a meditative state.
“Paper Horses”—Lauren Reed, a junior dance performance major, will display a piece that she hopes will open up the audience to experience the music for themselves.
“Place a Jazz Band on my Hearse Wagon”— Justin Metcalf-Burton, a junior dance performance major, will showcase a piece exploring the elements of blues dance, with influences of swing and Argentine tango.