Dancers perform sold out Winter Concert

photo by Sabine Neveu
Photo by Mai Urai
Photo by Mai Urai

Milagro Mena | Staff Reporter
Published February 9, 2015; 12:19 p.m.

The Dance Department presented its sold out Winter Dance Concert Thursday Feb.  5 – Saturday Feb. 7 at the Black Box Theater of the J. Scheidegger Center at 7:30 p.m. each night.

The hour-long concert featured contemporary and modern dance to ballet and tap. LU’s student dancers choreographed each of the 10 performances, chose the music and designed the costumes, making each piece unique.

photo by Sabine Neveu
photo by Sabine Neveu

“Facing Darkness,” choreographed by junior Lauren Haggett, was one ballet piece that represented the idea that even in the darkest moments when everything is tumbling down you never have to face it alone.

“I wanted to make it more than just movement on the stage,” said Haggett.

“Cause It Feels Good,” was another piece choreographed by Natalie Williams. It was inspired by a dance performed at a festival by the UMKC dance department last spring.

“I needed to see the Lindenwood dancers bust out some fierce moves,” Williams said. “I think this is the best student concert I have been apart of at Lindenwood so far. I feel that every single piece in the concert was enjoyable for the audience to watch, as well as enjoyable for the dancers to perform. I love dancing and choreographing on such talent and I feel as a department we continue to grow and enhance our dancing and performances.”

photo by Mai Urai
photo by Mai Urai

The dance concert is one of Lindenwood’s cultural events students can attend for free as a different activity for the weekend and meet Lindenwood’s dance department.

“There was a piece on being socially aware instead of constantly on cell phones,” audience member Micaiah Skolnick mentioned. “It was a great reminder for everyone in these days. I enjoyed the special talent that each dancer displayed.”

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