A Showcase of Student Choreography with NU’s Theatrical Dance Program
Nevada Union High School Theatrical Dance presents A Student Choreography Showcase.
This show features original works from 16 of the advanced dancers in Nevada Union High School’s Theatrical Dance Program. These up-and-coming choreographers will not only be presenting their dances in person, but will also provide the exclusive opportunity for audiences to gain personal insights into the process of each piece, and the trials and tribulations involved in bringing these entertaining and heartfelt performances to life.
Trained in modern, ballet, and jazz, each of the choreographers have developed their own personal style that creates an “out of the box” inventiveness.
Witnessing young people with intelligent vision, commitment to honest excellence, and dedication to hard work is an inspiring event for all ages, and over the last several years this unique evening of student works has become a community favorite among Nevada County theater enthusiasts.
“My freshman year I sat in the very seats you sit in now and watched the 6th Annual Showcase … (those) poised young women inspired me … I hope that tonight someone will leave here as inspired as I was four years ago.” – Lucy Madden
“My song deals with loss … my biggest hope for you, the audience, is to not only feel the desperation of loss in the movement, but to also feel a sense of hope and letting go.” – Rachael Webb
“Many outsiders to this (NU Dance) program will easily say that the countless hours of class and rehearsal drain us to our limits … but, I will confess that this, obsession of sorts, is the driving life-force that keeps us going.” – Fiona MacKenzie
“I hope when you watch my dance you find yourself at the edge of your seat, intrigued by everything that’s going on … and if not my dance, someone else’s will inspire you to start dancing!” – Toni DeLaTorre
“I feel as if all of us teenagers are standing on the brink of a huge abyss that we are told is the real world … (the) idea of being ‘practical’ is continually pressed upon us … (yet) dancing is what makes me the person that is going to go somewhere in life.” – Jessica Lee
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