Spring Dance Works X celebrates its tenth year at Pacific


Photo of Jayme Vincent taken by Chris Leck

Spring Dance Works X celebrates it tenth season with three spectacular days of dance from April 25, 26, 27 at 7:30 p.m. and a 2pm matinee on 4/27 in Pacific University's Tom Miles Theatre.


  The concert is filled with a mix of works from classical to contemporary and performed by Pacific’s very own university dance company, Pacific Dance Ensemble (PDE).

On the program, prestigious guest choreographers,  Lauren Edson and Carlyn Hudson will stage new works on the PDE. Additional works by Senior student choreographer, Katie Gillem; faculty member, Mary Hunt; and Artistic Director, Jennifer L. Camp.

Camp established Pacific Dance Ensemble in 2004, one year after arriving at Pacific University. The company has grown into 21 dancers, who come from diverse dance backgrounds.  Camp describes, “the diverse training creates a balance within the group and aids in the company’s ability to dance classical works, contemporary, musical theatre and African dance, and many others styles."  The students are required to take daily technique each day in addition to their daily rehearsal and academic schedule.  Camp has presented the company in numerous Portland performances since 2008, most recently in the Fertile Ground Festival/Groovin Green House on February 2nd.

Camp is pleased to announce that the Theatre and Dance program's recent establishment of the  dance major which became an official program this past fall 2012  The dance major is a wonderful addition to Pacific’s programs.  The university is set in a beautiful area just a short drive of 35-40 minutes from Portland.  Camp says, “Students are able to attend professional dance performances by local, national, and international companies as well as get exposure and experience from arts and dance companies in the area, while completing their degree at Pacific.

Spring Dance Works runs three nights, April 25, 26, 27 in Tom Miles Theatre at Warner Hall and a Saturday matinee at 2pm (4/27).  Tickets prices are $5.00 -$8.00 and can be purchased at the door.  Purchasing tickets in advance is recommended, as there is limited seating and the shows fill up quickly. 

Contact the box office at 503-352-2918. 

For more information, email dance@pacificu.edu.

 


Posted by Jennifer Camp (camp1759@pacificu.edu) on Mar 26, 2012 at 11:23 AM

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