-- The University of Southern Mississippi
Repertory Dance Company will offer three opportunities to see made-from-scratch
works by six student choreographers Dec. 9-11 at Studio 115 in the
Theatre and Dance Building.
Solely using repertory dancers and a Southern Miss
production team, the concert includes original choreography by seniors
Jessica Novosel of Covington, La., Jessica Bollaert of Brandon,
and Robert Rigsby of Ocean Springs and juniors Summer Breal of Biloxi,
Ashley Sutton of Pearl, and Carrie Culpepper of Laurel.
Novosel's "All Signs Lead to One" opens
the production as a compilation of three dynamic solos tied together
with the reassurance that "life goes on." Sutton brings
down the lights on her piece, "Together in Loneliness,"
that looks at the relationship of four friends and how each friend
has impacted the others' lives in different ways, even after death.
Exploring the idea of being one of a group, Bollaert's
dance, "Tea," uses an organic, calming method of movement
juxtaposed against sometimes frantic music and movement.
Culpepper's "Suspended in Yesterday" centers
on timeless experiences that are encountered during life. "This
piece depicts movement that is performed on a swing and will show
how we as people can support, disturb and tangle a person's lifestyle
or our own," Culpepper explained.
Breal brings the mood back up in her piece, "Summer
Rain," a refreshing, up-beat piece with a delightful combination
of popular music and calming rain sounds.
The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. each evening. Admission
is $5 on Friday and Saturday, and tickets will be sold at the door
only. Admission for Thursday's performance is "pay what you
can." For more information, call (601) 266-4161.