Spring Forward

Date & Time:
Thursday, May 6, 2021 - 8 p.m.
Location:
Online
Description: 

The Performing Arts Department of Saint Mary’s College presents the Saint Mary’s College Dance Company in Spring Forward. This concert gives our audience the chance to see live, live-streamed and/or dances made for the screen ending with a tribute to our seniors choreographed by faculty member Shaunna Vella

The concert features a modern dance work by Rogelio Lopez titled Una Carta Para Mi Mamá (A Letter to My Mom), a movement offering of breath and love; a tap dance by guest artist and alumna Micah Sallid that responds to these complicated times with a piece that takes a moment to let go, smile and enjoy ourselves, if only in the moment; and a West African dance by Master Drummer/Choreographer Pope Flyne titled Courage in which the dancers express their courageous dreams to heal the world. CatherineMarie Davalos is creating a group work based on the powerful energy of Flamenco titled Sisterhood Rumba Andaluza; Dana Lawton’s dance is titled Bloom Where You Are Planted; and guest artist Crystaldawn Bell is working on a dance titled A Dense Exploration.

The concert will also feature three screendances: one by guest artist and alumna Zaquia Mahler Salinas titled Reflected/Refracted, an exploration of connection and community across distances and screens; a Ballet Folklorico dance by Rogelio Lopez titled La Bruja (The Witch), a traditional dance from Veracruz; and a contemporary work by Elizebeth Randall Rains that is a healing journey of honoring Mother Earth and remembering our true belonging within the rhythms of the natural world, titled home.

Performance Dates:

Livestreamed for general public; in LeFevre Theatre for SMC faculty, staff, and students only with ticket purchased by May 5. Please read through all of the options below and choose the best one(s) for you.

 

SEE PROGRAM IN ATTACHED .PDF BELOW.
Thursday, May 6 at 8pm IN LEFEVRE (only available to SMC faculty, staff, students)
Thursday, May 6 at 8pm LIVESTREAM
Friday, May 7 at 8pm IN LEFEVRE (only available to SMC faculty, staff, students)
Friday, May 7 at 8pm LIVESTREAM
Saturday, May 8 at 2pm IN LEFEVRE (only available to SMC faculty, staff, students)
Saturday, May 8 at 2pm LIVESTREAMSaturday, May 8 at 8pm IN LEFEVRE (only available to SMC faculty, staff, students)

Saturday, May 8 at 8pm LIVESTREAM

On demand May 10-31 

Tickets:
Online sales only. Call (925) 631-4670 if you need help or more info.
$8 SMC Students; $12 Faculty, Staff, Non-SMC Students; $15 General (per household)

Additional Dates & Times: 
Thursday, May 6, 2021 - 8 p.m.
Friday, May 7, 2021 - 8 p.m.
Saturday, May 8, 2021 - 2 p.m.
Saturday, May 8, 2021 - 8 p.m.
Monday, May 10, 2021 - 10 a.m. to Monday, May 31, 2021 - 11:45 p.m.
SMC Dance Company dances in the garden with flowers