The University of Southern Mississippi Repertory Dance Company will
offer three opportunities to see student choreographic works performed
on April 29-May 1 at Studio 115 in the Theatre and Dance Building.
Department of Theatre and Dance presents "Handmade Dances,"
a concert of made-from-scratch works by six students and one faculty
director of the dance program at Southern Miss, has created an aerial
dance, where six female dancers wearing harnesses swing and spin
while suspended from the ceiling-creating an illusionary world.
For this concert, Reischman said, "this dance is a continuation
of my recent exploration into dances that exist on more than the
recently crowned Miss Southern 2004 and a senior dance major, has
choreographed a piece that illuminates the intricacies of the music
by jazz artist Nina Simone. The music is paired with relaxed movement
and an undulating feel. Her dancers alternate between groups and
Sleger, a junior performance and choreography major, has created
a piece, "Filling the Gap," about dependency. Her dance
portrays how one thrives off others instead of finding his or her
own way to survive.
another junior choreographer, will showcase a dance about the ups
and downs of relationships by combining modern dance with lyrical
jazz. The dance is a duet that sometimes appears to be a solo act.
The lyrics help the audience relate to the internal story of the
a senior performance and choreography major, has created "Concrete's
Fall," an emotion-initiated dance using free-strength movement.
The dance centers on the emotions of separation.
will take place at 7:30 p.m. each evening. Admission is $5 on Friday
and Saturday, and tickets will be sold at the door only. Thursday's
admission is "pay what you can." For more information,
call the dance office at (601) 266-4161.