The Movement Alliance School will present an evening of dance 7:30 p.m. Friday showcasing a variety of dance genres from many local and regional groups: TMA School company and junior company; Holt Ballet Conservatory; and Sierra College dance classes from both Nevada County campus and Roseville Gateway Campus.
The evening will open with the Holt Ballet Conservatory under the direction of Yelena Holt and will offer a variation from “Coppelia,” classical ballet’s greatest comedy. This variation, “Danse de Fete,” will be performed by Nevada Union senior Holly Warner, who has trained with Holt since she was the head of the dance program at NU.
Sierra College Dance will perform three of Lovie Bucknell’s class pieces — including an early 1960s, Rat Pack-inspired Dean Martin period recreation of “Ain’t that A Kick In The Head,” an audience participation Country Line Dance and a Watermelon Crawl.
The Nevada County Campus Sierra College Dance Club will showcase the work of four student choreographers — Rebecca Centatiempo with “Lightweight” and “Almost Paradise,” Shayla Foehr with “Demons”, Matt Richey with the “Dipsy Doodle” and Jasmine Cordell with “White Blank Page.”
The Movement Alliance School was founded in 2008 by Bucknell, Marni Marshall and Marissa Hernandez — who are also dancers in The Movement Alliance Dance Theatre Company.
The Movement Alliance School instructor Azriel Lamarca will premier a piece from her Friday modern dance technique class to feature these dedicated dancers. Lamarca will also team up professionally with dance partner Shari Brookler in “Parasol.”
The Movement Alliance School’s newest instructor, Janine Trinidad, will present excerpts from a work in progress entitled “Folk.” She and Hilary Brown will perform a duet about heritage, community and the hardships of humanity that inspire people to create ritual dance.
Hernandez (Sierra College Dance Club alumna, 2006) will present four works in TMA’s junior company spring variety show.
TMA Dance Theatre Company will host the evening’s performance and silent auction/fundraiser for the school. The company will again be stretching its muscles to revisit a 2005 comedy, “Get Me Out Of The Chicken Coop,” choreographed by its director, Bucknell.
Tickets for Friday’s show are $12 in advance and available at BriarPatch Co-op.