Dance company Extensions de Salve will perform “Spring Collection” at the Casino Theater this weekend
Salve Regina University’s Extensions dance company, led by Associate Professor Lindsay Guarino, will present spring collection at the Théâtre du Casino on April 9 and 10.
The dynamic program will feature choreography by guest artists and student choreographers.
Melanie George, Founder of Jazz Is…Dance Project, Associate Curator and Director of Artist Initiatives at Jacob’s Pillow, staged two pieces for the show in her neo-jazz aesthetic: “Cholly Says…”, inspired by The Temptations and “Charlie Says…”, with music by Dizzy Gillespie.
Jazz artist Brandi Coleman, a professor at Southern Methodist University who also teaches and choreographs the Jump Rhythm Technique, performed an excerpt from a piece called “Downtown Joyful Sound.” Ashley Rich, director of the Rich Dance Project and finalist of the 8and season of So You Think You Can Dance, will share a new contemporary work entitled “Facing Within”. Additionally, Katie Hopsicker, a New York-based artist and recent graduate of Southern Methodist University, revisited her senior jazz piece Salve Regina titled “In Due Time.
The concert will also feature new works by Salve students: Nakyah Dagraca ’22, Morgan Dubay ’24, Maddie Gellatly ’23, Morgan George ’22, Ava Siconolfi ’24, Emily Wyrick ’22. Senior dance majors Rose Bogardus ’22 and Bella DiFusco ’22 will present their senior capstone projects, which investigate jazz music and the aesthetics of movement.
Performances take place at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday April 9, and 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 10. The Casino Theater is located at 9 Freebody St. in Newport. Tickets are free for Salve Regina students with valid ID, $8 for Salve Regina faculty and staff, $10 for military and seniors, and $15 for general admission.
Call 401-341-2250 to reserve seats or purchase online at salve.edu/performances. Tickets will also be available just before each box office performance.
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