July 03, 2012
Welcome to the annual student choreographed-and-performed Dance Extravaganza!
Fifteen years ago the first Extravaganza involved a total of twelve students. It continued as an experimental non-credited performance in the Black Box Theatre for several years. Eventually it moved onto the Main Stage and at its peak it featured seven choreographers and eighty performers, selling out five shows in a matter of hours.
It is now structured as a regular course offering (TH 252 Rehearsal and Performance, Dance) that sequences students through TH 308 (Dance Composition and Improvisation) in preparation to choreograph. Though the Extravaganza is now formally presented on the Fir Acres Mainstage, we still encourage choreographers to experiment with new ideas and to investigate and invent new movement vocabulary. Student choreographers are encouraged to combine skills they develop in class with their own aesthetic sensibility. We invite those students with a high level of training and technical ability and those students with no training or performance experience to audition.
Visit the Box Office for ticket information.