WWU to Present Winter Dances Jan. 19-22

The Western Washington University Department of Theatre and Dance will present “Winter Dances” Jan. 19-22 on the Performing Arts Center Mainstage; the dances are choreographed and performed by Dance program students under the artistic direction of Professor of Dance Nolan Dennett.

This year’s offerings include “A-lure-ing,” choreographed by Dennett, which will be entered into the American College Dance Festival for national adjudication. Other dances are choreographed by Evyn Bartlett, Toshinae French, Laurel Jenkins, Shannon Jung, Keenan Komoto, and Tara Reiter. The performances in “Winter Dances” are contemporary and impressionistic, rather than a specific form, such as ballet or hip-hop.

This evening of original student choreography is an annual event that is part of the Bachelor’s of Fine Art (“BFA”) Dance program. Students in the Dance major study the creation of time-based art for the proscenium stage - as choreographers, dancers, and lighting designers. The students also fill roles behind-the-scenes as stage managers, costume and lighting designers and master electricians.

Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 19-21 and 2 p.m. on Jan. 22. Tickets are $8 for students and $16 for general admission. Tickets and disability accommodation information is available via the box office at (360) 650-6146 or at boxoffice@wwu.edu. More information about the performances, online reservations, and parking can be found at cfpa.wwu.edu/theatredance.