"Murmurations" Dance Concert

Date & Time:
Thursday, November 18, 2021 - 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
LeFevre Theatre, 1928 St. Marys Road, Moraga, CA 94575
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November 18-20 at 8:00 PM in LeFevre Theatre;
Live and livestreamed 2pm November 20

Saint Mary’s College Dance Company presents Murmurations, a dance performance created by seven senior choreographers from the Class of 2022, with guest artist and alumna Micah Sallid. This collective dance concert shares investigations of various cycles in life, connection, family, returning to self, letting go, healing, and pathways forward. After a year apart, Murmurations is energized by a long-awaited collective assembling and finding momentum beside each other again.

The Saint Mary’s College Dance Company is excited to offer both in-person and live-streamed performance during this fall’s concert of Murmurations. This showcase is produced, performed and choreographed by the Dance Program’s Senior Class of 2022: Anna Burke, Maya Diaz-Villalta, Andrio Fong, Kat Mertel, Eesha Shah, Maggie Sepsey, Willa Clare Truby, and features a new work by guest artist and Alumna Micah Sallid.  Murmurations is a shared dance show that is energized by a long-awaited collective assembling and finding momentum beside each other again. Returning to campus this fall and reflecting on the shared experiences of the last few years, these emerging choreographers are exploring concepts of life cycles, family, returning to self, letting go, healing, and pathways forward together. 

“I am deeply proud of the work these artists are presenting and how they are coming together after a year and a half of being a part. They are guiding our dance program back into the world of live performance, and we are lucky to bear witness to their fearless and curious process of finding out what they want to say in the world,” Shaunna Vella, Dance Faculty and Senior Project Advisor.

The creative team for Murmurations includes Lighting Design by Matthew Cohen, costuming by students with Bela Watson and Rogelio Lopez Garcia, production support by Dance and Music Production Manager Danielle Ferguson, Live Stream Production by David Gaylord, and the Stage Manager Bridget Douglas with the technical crew. Each of the dances being presented has redefined the choreographic process, production and performance while strictly adhering to COVID-19 safety protocols set by the CDC and Saint Mary’s College.  


We encourage online ticket sales due to limited capacity. However, some sales are available at the Box Office up to 45 minutes before the show via cash or check made out to Saint Mary's College. For contact tracing purposes, we'll also ask for your email if you buy your ticket at the Box Office.

Patrons who have bought their ticket online may proceed directly to the LeFevre Theatre entrance where your name will be on a will call list. There will be no physical tickets.

Vaccinations: To keep everyone as safe as possible, we require all guests/visitors/patrons who are not SMC faculty, staff, students or Brothers ages 12 and up to show proof of vaccination (defined as two weeks after your final shot) and a photo ID at every performance they attend. Patrons can show either paper or electronic documentation (digital vaccination record or photo of vaccination card).  California residents may obtain a digital vaccine record at http://MyVaccineRecord.cdph.ca.gov.

  • If you plan to attend a performance with a child under the age of 12 who is not vaccinated, please call the Box Office at (925) 631-4670 to discuss seating and safety options.

  • Guests under age 12, those who need a reasonable accommodation for medical reasons, or customers who are unvaccinated due to sincerely held religious beliefs must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken no more than 72 hours prior to entering the facility.

Masks: All patrons, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear a mask at all times with the exception of children under the age of two and medical exemptions. Note: An approved face covering means one that is well-fitted to an individual and covers the nose and mouth especially while talking. A face covering does not include a scarf, ski mask, balaclava, bandana, turtleneck, collar, single layer fabric, or any mask that has an unfiltered one-way exhaust. Audience  members who fail to follow the Front of House safety protocols will be asked to put on a mask or promptly leave the performance venue. Disposable masks will be available to patrons who need a mask to attend the event.

Parking is $1 for 2 hours at the Soda Center parking lot next to University Credit Union Pavilion (formerly known as McKeon).

Run Time: The show is expected to be approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes. Light concessions will be available for $1 cash each, and must be eaten outside.

Please arrive at least 15 minutes early because it's going to take the Box Office a little longer due to Covid regulations.

Late seating will have to wait for the end of the piece before being seated quickly in the back. As a courtesy to the dancers, we encourage everyone to stay for the whole show and arrive early.

The program will be posted on this web page by Nov. 16th, and will be available via QR code in the lobby on the days of the performances. A limited number of paper programs will be available at the door for people who aren't able to scan the QR code.

Thursday, November 18, 2021 - 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday, November 19, 2021 - 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. SOLD OUT, but there will be about 10 tickets available for sale at the door at 6:30pm.
Saturday, November 20, 2021 - 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2021 - 2 P.M. TO 4 P.M. (LIVESTREAM)
Saturday, November 20, 2021 - 8 p.m. to 10 p.m


Tara Sundy
Phone: (925) 631-4670
Email: tms8@stmarys-ca.edu

Additional Dates & Times: 
Thursday, November 18, 2021 - 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday, November 19, 2021 - 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday, November 20, 2021 - 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday, November 20, 2021 - 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
"Murmurations" dance performance