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Senior Dance Students Put Their Best Feet Forward at Concert this Saturday

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Several senior dance students will present their capstone projects during a concert titled, “Moving On,” this Saturday, April 10, at 2 p.m. in Samuels Theatre of Tompkins College Center. Students whose choreography will be on display include Desiree Cosgrove, Alexandra Feldman, Mariah McMullen and Danielle Vallies.

Cosgrove’s piece will explore Native American themes based around culture, language and art. Feldman’s work, titled “Progression Regression,” is considered “movement for movement’s sake,” with choreography inspired by the accompanying music. McMullen’s piece, “A Hopeful Voice,” for which she wrote the music as well as the choreography, examines how a breakdown can sometimes lead to a breakthrough. Vallie’s work is inspired by Erikson’s Eight Stages of Development, which break down the human life into eight distinct stages typified by various feelings and behaviors.

Kevin Gallagher, chair of the Cedar Crest College performing arts department, said the concert is a magnificent showcase of the students’ talents.

“The choreography in this show is tremendous. These students work hard and they really do a great job,” he said. “We’re proud of the accomplishments of these young artists, and look forward to them doing fabulous things as they move on to the next stage of their lives.”

For information on the concert, which is free and open to the public, send email to theatre@cedarcrest.edu or call 610-606-4608.