Students to perform dance concert
Two guest artists have choreographed performances for the annual Spring Dance Concert at Macklanburg Playhouse. Wanjiru Kamuyu, artistic director of WK Collective in France, arranged a large multimedia piece featuring art installations and other special effects, while Peter Pawlyshyn, director of the Kansas City Ballet, choreographed traditional character dances for students to perform.
The concert features dances from across the globe, including a piece from from 1940s-era musical theatre, a dance from Swan Lake and a suite of Irish numbers.
Students have been gearing up for the concert since fall, learning ballet, modern dance and a variety of dances choreographed by the guest artists and Stephens faculty.
“We teach a little bit of everything,” Carol Estey, who heads the dance program, said.
That’s what audiences can expect, as well.
“We have a wonderful array of quality choreography with wonderful young people working really, really hard,” she said. “Performance is a big part of what they want to do, and the concert is an opportunity to do that. And they love to have feedback from audiences. So come and support our students.”
There are multiple chances to see the performances. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 1-2, with a matinee at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 3. The concert continues next weekend, starting at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 8-9.
Tickets are $16 for the general public, and $8 for students and seniors, as well as Stephens faculty and staff.