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Students to stage original dance in ‘Afterimages 2021’

Metro Wire Staff

Students will showcase their talents at an upcoming annual Afterimages dance concert, staged Dec. 3-5 by the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Department of Theatre and Dance.

“Afterimages 2021” will be performed in Jenkins Theatre in the Noel Fine Arts Center, 1800 Portage St., Stevens Point, at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 3-4, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5.

The show features student directors, choreographers, dancers, and designers for sets, costumes, lighting, and sound.

“Afterimages affords students the time and space to experiment with their artistry in a safe and collaborative environment, both as dancers and choreographers,” said Arista Detter, one of the members of the student directing team.

Dance works include:

  • “Maestro,” by Kenna Kramer, a junior dance and psychology major, brings classical music to visual life using different art forms.
  • “Her Voices,” by sophomore dance and pre-physical therapy major Elizabeth Pischel, is a series of self-proclamations from different voices of the same mind.
  • “Within My Tainted Eyes,” by Bruno Salgado, a senior dance major, explores the ideas of sin, self-punishment and self-resolution.
  • “Silhouettes,” by Taylor Kohlbeck, junior dance and psychology major, uses the image of a silhouette as a metaphor for complex feelings hidden below the surface of our bodies.
  • “Views from a Park Bench,” by junior dance and musical theatre major Arista Detter, explores the different stages of love, with strangers united through its complexities.
  • “I Long for a Place…,” by Jax Emmel, a senior dance major, looks at the idea of longing for the past or the future and forgetting to not appreciate the present moment.
  • “New Beginnings,” by Alissa Krueger, senior dance and arts management major, aspires to celebrate who we are today despite being in a time of change and uncertainty.

Tickets are $27 for adults, $24 for seniors, and $16 for age 17 and under at the UW-Stevens Point Information and Tickets Office in the Dreyfus University Center concourse, by calling 715-346-4100 or at http://tickets.uwsp.edu. Discounts are available for UW-Stevens Point students, faculty, and staff.

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