“A Concert in Dance”

The Richard Stockton College of NJ presents Stockton Dance Company in “A Concert in Dance,” the annual faculty, guest artist and student concert showcasing the dance program of the College.

The event, which features over 30 Stockton student performers in nine different choreographic works, takes place 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 1 through Saturday, March 3, and at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday March 4 at the Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $8 for general admission and $6 for students and seniors. For tickets contact the Stockton Performing Arts Center box office at 609-652-9000 or visit http://intraweb.stockton.edu/pac/stocktonarts.html.

“This event brings world-class dance to the stage at the Performing Arts Center and provides an outstanding opportunity for our dance students,” said Assistant Professor of Dance Rain Ross. “Professor Henry van Kuiken, the Artistic Director, will take the audience on a magical journey with his newest creation, Little Waltz; he has also restaged a solo from 1992, French Postcards, for graduating senior Anthony Mauriello of Winslow, NJ”

Guest choreographers at this year’s performance include Jae Hoon Lim, formerly of the Koresh Dance Company, and Rebecca Stenn, who danced with Momix and Pilobolus Too before founding the critically acclaimed Rebecca Stenn Company. “Both works presented by the guest choreographers challenge our dancers physically and intellectually and promise to engage and provoke the audience,” Ross said.

Ross presents two new works of her own for this event. In The (Fabulous) Filbert Family Photo, nine dancers rush around the stage in competition, daring the audience to know who belongs to which team of dancers. The second work, Trace Memories, explores the ideas of urban decay through movement.

The audience will also see the choreography of Mauriello and fellow student Kristen Popp of West Milford, who worked together to create a sentimental duet entitled Evening at Odds. Sophomore Emily Jarger of Wayne also presents a duet, Heed the Words, which expands upon a work she created for the fall student performance. The evening is rounded out with a premiere of Hot Jazz, a new work by Andrea Mychaels that takes the audience on a theatrical dance adventure. This work heatures 18 performers.

Among other students featured in the event: Robert Raymundo of Absecon; Brittany Bow of Bordentown; Allison Holibaugh and Kacey Bohrer both of Egg Harbor Twp.; Aleesa Tucker of Ewing; Rachel Hill of Fishkill; Granna DiMauro of Galloway and Jennifer Tatman of Hatboro, Pa.

Also Kahra Wolvertine of Jackson; Kelsay Mauro of Lacey; Amanda Chambers of Little Egg Harbor; Andrea Costello of Lumberton; Sarah Thomas of Neptune; Melinda Dunleavy of Rio Grande; Amy Plantarich of Somers Point; Ashley Joas of Waterford; Emily Jarger of Wayne; Adrienne Crowley of West Deptford; and Nicole Spedaliere of Whiting.

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