Fall dance concert
The concert features a variety of dance styles — from modern and jazz to tap and contemporary.


Theatre department falls for dance

On Nov. 21 and 22, Colorado Mesa University’s dance program will present its annual fall dance concert, Fall for Dance. The concert features a variety of dance styles — from modern and jazz to tap and contemporary. CMU faculty and nationally-renowned guest choreographers, along with selected student choreographers, have created a show that has something for everyone.

Choreographers include CMU faculty Megan Glynn and visiting professor Alicia Laumann, who has created a stunning piece based on the story of Jane Eyre. Adjunct Instructor Connie Monroe will present an epic piece depicting the stories of Edgar Allan Poe. CMU alumna Rebecca Fleishman has made creative use of costuming for her piece, “Shedding My Own Skin in Search of Something More to Be”.

Student choreographers chosen to present work in this concert are Rochelle Kwasniewski, Molly Cozadd, Krista Broumpton and Allison Duncan. Kwasniewski is collaborating with the theatre department’s new musical theatre performance group, Mesa OutLoud!, which will perform live on stage.

CMU’s guest choreographer for this semester is Mike Esperanza, a New York City-based choreographer and designer, and artistic director for BARE dance company. In addition to traveling to teach and set new works on colleges and universities, Esperanza also teaches in New York City at Peridance, Steps on Broadway, Broadway Dance Center and EDGE Performing Arts.

Tickets for Fall for Dance are $12 for adults; $10 for faculty, staff and alumni; $8 for seniors and $6 for students and youth. Tickets are available online or at the box office by calling 970.248.1604.

By Laura Bradley

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