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FSU Spring Dance Concert Celebrates Graduating Artists
04/19/2011

FSU Spring Dance Concert Celebrates Graduating Artists
FSU Dance Company members Brieana Jordan and Imani-Kai Treadwell work with Dance faculty member Nicole Frost.
The Department of Theatre and Dance at Frostburg State University will present its Spring Dance Concert from Thursday, May 5, through Saturday, May 7, at 7:30 p.m. in FSU’s Performing Arts Center. With an eclectic mix of group dances choreographed by FSU Dance Company members, the concert will celebrate the accomplishments of four seniors and feature styles in ballet, contemporary, modern and jazz/tap.

Seniors Elizabeth Collins, Brieana Jordan, Grace Gonzalez and Rita Peacock will choreograph and perform in their final FSU dance concert.

Collins will round out her time at FSU with two diverse pieces. A quote by legendary singer Jim Morrison inspired “Don’t Come Back at All,” a contemporary dance that explores the similarity of emotions among strangers, while a ballet “The Corps” sheds light on the impact of a “corps” dancer within a dance company.

Jordan has teamed with Jaydee Moultrie on a piece titled “Rhythm Nation,” where diverse dance styles like hip-hop, ballet, modern and African come together to portray various members of society. The piece focuses on social differences among economic lines and points toward a world where all are equal.

A dramatic duet will combine Gonzalez’s love for dance and theatre. In “Apartment No. 7,” Gonzalez focuses on a struggle between two lovers, one of whom is losing touch with reality.

With a series of collaborative efforts to her credit, Peacock will bring company members together with the energetic jazz and tap piece “Heat.” This dance focuses on that unique moment when someone meets his or her significant other.

A total of 14 pieces will encompass the Spring Dance Concert, including dances choreographed and performed by faculty member Nicole Frost and Dance Company Director Jamie McGreevy.

For reservations and information, contact the Theatre and Dance Box Office at 301-687-7462, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 until 4 p.m. Tickets are $6 for students and $12 for the general public. Group discounts are available when booked in advance.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call 301-687-4102 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258. -end-

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