- Tickets for Illusions and Delusions are eight dollars or half price if two non-perishable food items are brought in for the Utah Food Bank.
- SLCC students and staff receive free admission with a current One Card and two non-perishable food items.
- For tickets call the Grand Theatre Box Office at 801.957.3322.
The SLCC Dance Company will present their annual spring concert titled, Illusions and Delusions, this Friday and Saturday April 6 and 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Grand Theatre on the South City campus.
Illusions and Delusions is a multi-media performance that features live music, projected images and film coordinated with dance. The dances featured in this performance are all based on the dreams, nightmares, illusions and delusions of the choreographers and dancers.
“This concert has a lot of variety and an engaging visual sense that will appeal to our digitally sophisticated audience,” says Tess Boone, company director and Associate Professor of Dance. “It is a good example of our commitment to the convergence of technology and performing arts here at SLCC.”
The performance will present the best of SLCC student choreography, primarily testing their creativity, and features all different styles of dance including hip hop, jazz, ballet, African, salsa and modern dance, says Boone.
The production will also include choreography created by community dance professionals as well as college dance faculty.
Featured community dance professionals include:
- Ro Malaga, principal dancer in all of the “High School Musical” movies
- Maria Ivanova of DF Dance Studio
- Effren Corado, who offers a high-energy contemporary piece
SLCC dance faculty Rosie Banchero will present an Afro-Jazz dance, highlighting the historical connection of the genres and featuring live drummers. While Erica Womack, another dance faculty member, has choreographed a modern piece based on the moments of half-sleep we all experience.
“Not all of our dancers are dance majors, most of them just love to dance and have been dancing all of their lives,” says Boone. “About four or five [Dance Company] students per year pursue a degree in dance.”
The collaborative efforts of SLCC’s Visual Art and Design, Music, Tech Theater, Communications and Performing Arts departments all contribute to the success of the annual dance concert.