Dance Departments Spectrum Showcase Auditions
Published: Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Updated: Thursday, September 19, 2013 11:09
With the new school semester kicking into full gear, the SHSU dance department has begun their busy and entertaining season.
Auditions were held recently for the Fall Dance Spectrum Concert which is scheduled for Nov. 21-23 at 8 p.m. each evening and also a Saturday matinee show at 2 p.m. in the Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts Center Dance Theater.
The Fall Dance Spectrum Concert features works by the SHSU dance faculty and a few guest choreographers. This semester the dance department has faculty members Dana Nicolay, Andrew Noble, Dionne Sparkman Noble and Erin Reck choreographing new works for the concert.
Enzo Celli of Celli Contemporary Ballet from Rome, Italy, and Amy Cain and Dawn Dippel of Revolve Dance Company from Houston, Texas have come to choreograph pieces for the show. They will also be working with SHSU dance during the Dance Gallery Festival. New professor , Teoma Naccarato from Montreal, Canada will be working on the Spectrum Concert as well.
The Dance Gallery Festival is a three day dance festival that takes place here at Sam.
“This festival includes a master class series, performances by national and international dance companies and choreographic residencies by selected artists. Celli and Revolve will spend an additional week with SHSU dancers setting works that will premiere on the SHSU Fall Dance Spectrum Concert”Dionne Noble said.
The purpose of the Dance Spectrum Concert is to give all of the dance majors an opportunity to hone their craft by working with guest artists and faculty member more on a challenging level and put them into a professional setting. Dance Spectrum and other performance opportunities at SHSU prepare the dance students for their future careers as dance performance artists and serves as a bridge for students from student to the professional world.
The Fall Dance Spectrum Concert has been around for about 35 years now.