Students to stage original dances in ‘Afterimages 2019’

Metro Wire Staff

Students will showcase their creativity in choreography at the annual Afterimages dance concert beginning Dec. 6.

“Afterimages 2019” will be performed in the Studio Theatre in the Noel Fine Arts Center, 1800 Portage St., Stevens Point, at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 6-7, and Wednesday through Friday, Dec. 11-13. A matinee at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, will be preceded by a talk with the director at 1 p.m. in NFAC Room 221.

Students direct their own cast of dancers and work with student costume and lighting designers to bring their vision to life, said Michael Estanich, professor of dance.

“This year’s show includes a wide variety of styles and concepts that are sure to keep the audience engaged, curious and inspired,” he said. “The students are dedicated artists honing their skills and developing their own artistic voices.”

Dance works include:

  • “Unquilled Messages” by Madalin Berube, a senior dance major, is a celebration of life, words and spirit of the choreographer’s grandmother, featuring her words, poetry and memories.
  • “OsMotion,” by senior dance major Joshua Brumm, explores the similarities in human behavior and the characteristics of water.
  • “When you get where you’re going,” by Megan Carver, a senior dance and business major, is an exploration of self-reflection, self-image and the journey to self-acceptance.
  • “The River Sticks,” by Sean Frenzel, senior dance and arts management major, depicts a pact between lovers on The River Styx and their interaction with the ferryman of souls.
  • “Antithesis,” by senior dance and biochemistry major Elena Hausmann, is inspired by issues of social hypocrisy, perception and judgment.
  • “Once Upon a Time,” by Kyra Johnson, a senior dance and psychology major, examines and challenges social constructs and nostalgia.
  • “Zone,” by Sara Johnson, senior dance major, explores fear, risk, and comfort zones through the lens of an alien-like creature.
  • “Perception,” by senior dance and arts management major Rachel Karcher, explores self-identity and awareness through fractured light, movement and spatial design.
  • “s p a c e,” by junior dance and arts management major Karlee Weiler, is an exploration of the Golden Spiral, based on the Fibonacci number sequence through time and space.

Tickets are $26 for adults, $23 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.