“Making Connections” is the theme of this years Nevada Union High School Theatrical Dance Program Student Choreography Showcase .
The student choreographers submitted detailed proposals at the start of the school year, describing how their dance would reflect the show’s theme of making connections between dance and another subject. They began rehearsals at the start of the school year, dedicating several weekends to teach and stage their works on a cast of their peers. Choreographer Michaela Martinez says her dance is about government surveillance and how people behave when they are being watched. She says she got the idea from one of her other classes.
click to listen to Michaela Martinez
Some of the students also study with other dance troupes like Dawson Dance which came to Nevada County last year…Michaela Martinez and Madee Wilkerson are both seniors in the NU dance program.
click to listen to Madee Wilkerson
Student Choreography Showcase illustrates the Nevada Union Theatrical Dance program’s emphasis on strong, classical technique and innovation in choreography, and it highlights the outstanding creative talent and excellence in the performing arts at Nevada Union.
The Student Choreography Showcase is Thursday, and Friday, February 4th and 5th at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, February 6th at 2:00 p.m. at the Don Baggett Theatre, located at 11761 Ridge Road, Grass Valley.
Tickets are $10, $12, and $15, depending on seating location. All seating is reserved. Tickets can be purchased online at www.nevadauniondance.com. Tickets can also be purchased in the Don Baggett Theater lobby on February 1st, 2nd, and 3rd from 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m., and on show nights at the box office. The box office opens at 5:30 p.m. For additional information, contact the Nevada Union Dance Department at (530) 273-4431 ext. 2103.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.nevadauniondance.com. Tickets can also be purchased in the Don Baggett Theater lobby before each performance.
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