Dance concerts at MCC

The annual Overbrook Dance Theater in Concert is this weekend at Muskegon Community College's Overbrook Theater.
Mar 30, 2012


The concerts will take place at 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday, and at 3 p.m. Sunday.

The college’s biennial spring dance concert features faculty works by Sarah Powell and Cathy Gamby-Weideman; in addition to guest artists’ work by Beth LaBaren-Root, director of dance at Southwestern Michigan College. Several select student and alumnus choreography will also be showcased.

Powell launched MCC’s Muskegon Dance Company in January. The 14-member company will kick off their premiere performance at home. This group of diverse movers will present contemporary works that explore elements of non-traditional partnering, improvisation and innovative movement concepts.

The concert offers authentic African movement along with live drumming; as well as contemporary jazz, hip-hop, lyrical and acrobatics throughout the performance.

Student-choreographed works for the concert created by Alivia Rutkowski, Ina Terwilliger, Michelle Thompson and Corey Christofferson. Alumnus choreographers, continuing to give back to the MCC community, include: Erin Blais, Jodi Ellinger, Rhashika Jefferson-Lewis and Mike McCullum.

General admission tickets are $5 for MCC students and $10 for the public.

For more information or reservations, call 231-777-0324.


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