The Salt Lake Community College Dance Company will perform their fall concert, “eMotion,” on Nov. 22-23 at 7:30 p.m. in The Grand Theatre at South City Campus.
“eMotion” will explore the emotions of human beings through many different dance styles including contemporary dance, jazz, samba and hip-hop. The performances will also have some multi-media aspects from choreography to projected images and film.
“Emotion is an obvious part of dance,” says Tess Boone, company director and associate professor of dance. “Emotions are physical and we feel emotions in the body, so [the theme] works perfectly.”
Performances will include the works of many community professionals such as Lorin Hansen, director of Samba Fogo, and Ro Malaga, assistant-choreographer for the “High School Musical” films. She has also danced behind Lady Gaga and Justin Timberlake.
Community groups such as Dance Teacher Exchange (DTE) and Sugar Space will also be performing.
The production highlights SLCC faculty, including performances by Erica Womack and Courtney Norris. Boone will also present a choreographed piece to the poem “Dawn Backs Up” that will be read during the performance.
“The poem is about wanting to back up in a day,” says Boone. “We worked on the concept of moving backwards, on not wanting to take on the day.”
Tickets are $10 for the general public, but if two non-perishable food items are brought in to donate to the Utah Food Bank, tickets are half price.
SLCC students receive free admission with their OneCard and two food items.
For tickets, call The Grand Theatre box office: (801) 957-3322.
For more information about the Fall Concert or about the SLCC dance department, e-mail Tess Boone at email@example.com or call (801) 957-3002.