Annual Fall Dance Concert to highlight student choreographer pieces


Minami Kikuchi’s final rehearsal for her piece “Invisible Things” at J. Scheidegger.

Catalina Corredor, Reporter

The 2022 Fall Dance Concert is taking place at Lindenwood’s J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts on Nov. 10-12 at 7:30 pm.

Pieces that have been in the works for months will be performed, including choreography by faculty and guest artists in several dance styles.

An opportunity to showcase their talent and grow in the industry is presented as three student-choreographed pieces were selected to showcase at the concert.

“The talent portrayed in this concert is unbelievable and will leave you at the edge of your seat,” junior choreographer Brenna Mickley said.

The Dance Concert is an annual event presented by Lindenwood’s Dance program. It requires semester-long effort and hard work by the students and faculty, which can be appreciated by the audience in attendance.

“They get to go through the same emotions that the dancers do, which helps them develop the real emotions they are witnessing on stage,” junior Minami Kikuchi said.

Kikuchi’s piece “Invisible Things” represents random acts of kindness and will be performed by students from the program.

“It’s an opportunity for the audience to be aware of invisible and indirect support and kindness from others in their life,” Kikuchi said. “The Lindenwood University Dance Program will provide not only the art of dance but also inspiration and motivation for those watching these performances.”

Logan Guerra choreographed the piece “How does it feel to be broken?” about having to unlearn the resentment we have for the things that make us uniquely human.

“It illustrates the process of forgiving our imperfections and beginning to love ourselves as individuals,” Guerra said.

The dancers and choreographers for the concert hope for support from the Lindenwood community.

“I think it’s important for people to come to the dance concerts because it gives them a better understanding of what we do in the dance program,” Guerra said. “So many talented students study dance here at Lindenwood and these shows put them on display.”

Brenna Mickley choreographed a piece about spending a day off work.

“My piece will make you want to move and groove along with the dancers,” Mickely said. “Come see Fall Dance Concert for the most wonderful dance experience.”

Admission for the event is $10 for the general students and free for Lindenwood students with their LU ID’s.