On April 8 and 9, Salt Lake Community College will present their annual spring concert. “Visual Art of Dance” will be held at The Grand Theatre, located at 1575 South State Street in Salt Lake City, starting at 7:30 p.m.
The concert will combine live performances coordinated with both art images and film along with a wide variety of dances inspired by visual art pieces.
“Visual Art of Dance” will include more than just the best of SLCC’s student choreographer’s work this year. There will also be work presented by SLCC dance faculty along with Stephen Brown, director of SB Dance, flamenco dancer Solange Gomez, Natosha Washington and Roxanne Duennebeil.
“Including community professionals in our performance is an exciting way to fulfill our mission as a community college,” Company Director and Associate Professor of Dance, Tess Boone said.
Stephen Brown’s piece “Dry Spell” is inspired by film noir images and features dance company dancers using props like umbrellas. Jackson Pollack’s art is the inspiration of Natosha Washington’s modern piece. She also has a hip-hop piece that will be presented as moving graffiti. Roxanne Duennebeil has two pieces that will be performed in the concert; one a jazzy pointe ballet piece inspired by Romare Bearden and the other a lyrical ballet piece inspired by impressionist artists. The student choreography is inspired by artists like Kadinsky, Picasso and Dali.
“This concert has impressive variety and a wonderful visual sense…” Boone continued, “It is a good example of our commitment to the convergence of technology and performing arts.”
SLCC students can receive free admission with a current student ID and two non-perishable food items. Otherwise, tickets are $8 or half price with 2 non-perishable items. The food items brought in will be donated to the Utah Food Bank.
For more information about the concert or the dance company, e-mail Tess Boone at email@example.com or call (801) 957-3002.