What: The Saint Mary's College and Performing Arts Department present the Student Dance Company: A Random Plate of Deliciousness celebrating our rich diversity of dance styles with works in the modern dance genre, contemporary ballet, tap, and world dance traditions of Ghana. Each choreographer found a place to tantalize the senses with dances that emerge from the savory to sweet. As dancers we share a love for food and the blessings that a good meal will provide. This plate is served with love and intended to satiate your appetite and spirit.
When: May 5,6,7 at 8 p.m.
Where: LeFevre Theatre, Saint Mary's College of California, 1928 St. Mary's Rd., Moraga
Ticket Prices: $5 for SMC students; $8 for SMC Community members, seniors, and non-SMC students; $10 general admission. For tickets and information call (925) 631-4670.
With choreography by guest artists: Lou Fancher, Rogelio Lopez Garcia, and Megan Opel; and the dance faculty: Catherine Marie Davalos, Pope Flyne, Dana Lawton, Shaunna Vella.
Program highlights: Alumnus Megan Opel returns to Saint Mary's to set a Tap piece on the student company, Keep on Running, Keep on Looking. Guest Artist Rogelio Lopez Garcia, new to the Bay Area, created The Wishing Tree as a tribute to his sister. Lou Fancher, freelance choreographer, ballet mistress, author and journalist, choreographed Escape as an exploration of the word both as a noun and a verb. Also on the program are dances by the esteemed faculty at Saint Mary's College: Catherine Marie Davalos, Pope Flyne, Dana Lawton, and Shaunna Vella. Join us for an evening of incredible (and edible) dancing.
Last year the Saint Mary's College Dance Company was chosen to represent the Southwest Region at the National College Dance Festival held at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, May 2010.