The Importance Of A College Dance Show

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Since it was my first time attending a college dance show, I did not know what to expect. I know it would be a whole lot better than the dance concerts I had to be a part of in high school. However not as magical as concerts seen in the Medical Center of Lewisville Dance Theatre, but the magic is all in our heads. We chose what speaks to us, we chose what can change our perspective. The audience must be actively participating during the show, in order to have an enriching experience. This show is not intended to be entertainment, but an enriching experience in what our dancer want to say to the audience. A dance performance is not alone a group of performers and the choreographer, it is a large group of people with different skills pitching …show more content…
This was performed after intermission with my former dance teacher as one of the dancers. However that was the reason to draw me, but that is not what kept me going. It was its simplicity of the performance that made the overall experience so intricate. The lighting was basic, which contained two white spotlights one for each dancer. This draws the audience to focus only on these dancers and nothing else. The setup was simple, but the dance was intricate. These two dancers begin the performance by sitting on the stage floor crisscrossed facing the back of the stage at up center stage. The dancers were wearing loose black clothing and remained low to the ground for the entirety of the performance. The majority of the dance were the two dancers cradling each other and sharing their weights in order to depict the motion of the sea and the slow tempo of the accompaniment. Both dancers wrapped their arms around each and hold each other for support, while they switch sitting positions as indication of a boat rocking on the ocean. Throughout the performance, they never let go our each other. They are depending on each other’s weight in order to maintain the rocking motion. This is a result of teamwork, communication, and practice to express what they want to say to this world. This performance shows how just talent can’t be the only way of …show more content…
It changed my point of view on dance. I thought it was this rigid and limited means of communications, but it is so much more. It can give meaning to the world, change in perception, and community. All of the performances were so different but had a theme through the concert. It wasn’t repetitive that the audience will get bored or not well organized enough to be credited as a college level concert. These two pieces mentioned in the critique is the tip of the iceberg of the many dances performed and will perform on this wonder stage at the John Anthony Theatre. This show opens my eyes to how unlimited the dance department is really in Collin. All types of people from physical, ethical, and experiences come together to express their passion for dance. Many view Collin College a transition institution to a university, but for some people, this is where they truly find who they are. We currently have wonderful students and an even better alumni making Collin College dance department proud. That really does give me hope that Collin College dance program may continue to flourish with more creative people joining up. I hope one day these dancers training here may continue this proud legacy out in the

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