Performing Arts Center At The University Of Southern Mississippi

736 Words Nov 24th, 2015 3 Pages
On November 15, 2015, the University of Southern Mississippi hosted the Repertory Dance Company Fall Dance Concert. This was primarily a showcase for dance majors and students that displayed phenomenal dance skills. Held at the Mannoni Performing Arts Center at the university’s campus, the performances highlighted various blossoming dancers with a wide range of unique dance styles. This was a superb opportunity to gain a different conception of dance, which for an experienced Jazz and Hip-Hop dancer, created the perfect challenge. The auditorium the dance concert was kept in contained about two hundred seats, and each member of the audience was dressed in the finest clothing. Not only the dimmed lighting generated a soothing atmosphere, the many styles of music displayed much diversity with each dance piece. Although the location was not filled to capacity, there was a pleasantness and exhilaration about the whole performance that kept one on the edge of his or her seat.
The first choreographic work I enjoyed was titled Separating the Strand, choreographed by Rebecca McAuthur. The music played during this selection was “Overlook” and “Transportation” by Julia Kent. Four dancers began this piece by forming a cluster formation, and then, they slowly pulled away from each other, having their eye contact occasionally on the other dancers. Their wardrobe consisted of a black tank top or leotard, black leggings, and a flowing, plush pink, short-sleeved shirt. Throughout the dance,…

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