Annual Steinmetz dance show sure to entertain

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By Miryam Moutillet

At 4 p.m. on Friday, May 10, 60 students involved with Union’s dance programs will perform in the Nott Memorial. The annual Steinmetz Symposium Dance Show promises to captivate audiences with exciting dance and music, as well as the vibrant enthusiasm of its performers.

Students will perform excerpts from this year’s winter dance concert, “Circling Beginnings,” as well as numerous new choreographed pieces. This includes an original work entitled “Sleep,” the first collaboration with Choral Director John Cox.

In this piece, students from the Dance Experience class will embody the act of sleeping, while The Camerata singers provide vocals.

Dance minor Jenna Langhans ‘13 will dance a moving pas de deux with faculty dancer and choreographer Marcus Rogers to Christina Perri’s hit, “A Thousand Years.”

Zoralys Molina ‘13 and Francisco Dejesus ‘13 will perform a classical tango inspired by their winter term abroad in Argentina.

As part of her dance project, Ginamarie Mule ‘13 and 12 accompanying dancers will perform a piece set to a Lady Gaga song.

Classical guitarist Harry Pellegrin and Musical Director Andy Iorio, a pianist, will play live music alongside singers Connor Barrett ‘14 and Meaghan Melley ‘16.

The show will also feature dynamic performances from the Union Bhangra, the Ballroom Club and the Union College Dance Team.

As a spring event, faculty sponsor Miryam Moutillet will showcase students’ impressive versatility, resulting in a an entertaining performance for all to enjoy.

Continuing a time honored tradition, the Edward Villella Fellowship will be announced at the end of the show. Through the generous gifts of Charles D. Lothridge ‘44, a dancer will receive a grant “to expand his/her study of dance beyond the Union College experience.”

The Theater and Dance Departments welcome the entire campus community to celebrate the talent of student and faculty performers.

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