By Joao Vitor Bonanoni/ Staff Writer
MVC Repertory Dance Ensemble will perform Rock & Rep the “Music of Legends” Dance Concert this week on November 17, 18, and 19 at the Eckilson-Mabee Theatre.
The performance will bring renowned songs from artists that had a big influence on World music, creating an enjoyable experience for the audience.
“It will be really fun and upbeats,” said Andi Freese, a third-year dancer. “I think it will be good for the students to come and watch because they will be familiar with the songs and the pieces.”
“The music is amazing,” said Janie Morgan, Artistic Director of the Repertory Dance Ensemble. “I think all of the music will be recognizable to the audience.”
In a mix of modern dance, jazz, contemporary, and improvisation styles, the dance concert counts mainly on students’ choreographies but also on the collaboration of Stephen Blood, Guest Choreographer, and Janie Morgan.
Freese is one of the students responsible for choreographies. She said that the ensemble has been working hard during the past few days to put together the pieces, lighting, costumes, and choreographies. She also showed her enthusiasm for the concert.
“I am really excited for this show,” Freese said. “I think it’s going to be a really good show. I think the audience will really enjoy watching.”
“Music of Legends” Dance Concert will be performed on November 17 and 18 at 7:30 pm and November 19 at 2:30 pm at the Eckilson-Mabee Theatre located within the Technology Center.
On Friday’s performance, the ensemble will hold a Q&A session to give the audience an opportunity to talk with the dancers and choreographers.
The Repertory Dance Ensemble will also be selling baking goods on those days, together with a knitting product sale (hats, scarves, and ear warmers). The funds raised will be directed towards a New York City trip in May, where the Valley dancers will have the chance to experience shows, take classes, and go to auditions.
“New York City has a lot of big dance companies, so it will be good to see other companies and learn from other choreographers,” Freese said.
Donations are also appreciated during the presentation days.