Clarks Summit dancer to take part in Wyoming Seminary spring performance ‘Dance Colors’ May 13


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The Wyoming Seminary Dance Company will present ‘Dance Colors’ on Friday and Saturday, May 13 and 14 in the Kirby Center for Creative Arts on the Upper School campus in Kingston. Preparing for a performance of ‘Tap Echoes,’ from left, first row, senior Phuong Tran, Hanoi, Vietnam; junior Rei Kurisaka, Chiba City, Japan, and senior Ariana Notartomaso, West Wyoming. Second row, freshman Molly Leahy, Bear Creek Village, and senior Alexandra Zaloga, Moosic. Third row, senior Naomi Reitzin, Kingston, Jamaica; senior Victoria Morrison, Forty Fort; freshman Sophie Guichardan, Drums; sophomore Jaclyn Morgan, Clarks Summit, and freshman Aoying Cen, Edwardsville.


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KINGSTON — The Wyoming Seminary Dance Company will present an evening of dances featuring music by George Gershwin during its annual spring performance, titled “Dance Colors.”

Two performances will be given, both at 8 p.m., one on Friday, May 13 and the other on Saturday, May 14 in Sem’s Kirby Center for Creative Arts, 260 N. Sprague Ave. The performances are free and open to the public.

Designed by company director Bernardine Vojtko and choreographed by Vojtko, tap teacher Linda Sipple and several dance company members, the show brings together the dance skills of about 45 performers, as well as dance company alumna Tiffany Usavage ’15.

Also performing with this year’s company will be the second grade students from Sem’s Lower School. The children will present a colorful “Dancing Ribbons” piece to the music of “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik” by W. A. Mozart.

Additional highlights of the performance include a tap dance that creates its own music from the sound of its taps; a lyrical dance featuring the song “Elastic Heart” by Sia; a contemporary dance to “Voices in My Head” by the group sleepmakeswaves; a work titled “Share and Share Alike,” in which a group of ballet dancers competes with a jazz dance group to keep control of the dance stage, danced to the “Overture to the Marriage of Figaro” by Mozart; and the entire company comes together to perform to George Gershwin’s beloved “An American in Paris,” featuring senior Alexandra Zaloga of Moosic as a young French woman who meets a visiting American and falls in love.

This performance is part of the Wyoming Seminary 2015-16 Performing Arts Series. For more information, call 570-270-2192.

The Wyoming Seminary Dance Company will present ‘Dance Colors’ on Friday and Saturday, May 13 and 14 in the Kirby Center for Creative Arts on the Upper School campus in Kingston. Preparing for a performance of ‘Tap Echoes,’ from left, first row, senior Phuong Tran, Hanoi, Vietnam; junior Rei Kurisaka, Chiba City, Japan, and senior Ariana Notartomaso, West Wyoming. Second row, freshman Molly Leahy, Bear Creek Village, and senior Alexandra Zaloga, Moosic. Third row, senior Naomi Reitzin, Kingston, Jamaica; senior Victoria Morrison, Forty Fort; freshman Sophie Guichardan, Drums; sophomore Jaclyn Morgan, Clarks Summit, and freshman Aoying Cen, Edwardsville.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_ABJ-Sem-Dance.jpgThe Wyoming Seminary Dance Company will present ‘Dance Colors’ on Friday and Saturday, May 13 and 14 in the Kirby Center for Creative Arts on the Upper School campus in Kingston. Preparing for a performance of ‘Tap Echoes,’ from left, first row, senior Phuong Tran, Hanoi, Vietnam; junior Rei Kurisaka, Chiba City, Japan, and senior Ariana Notartomaso, West Wyoming. Second row, freshman Molly Leahy, Bear Creek Village, and senior Alexandra Zaloga, Moosic. Third row, senior Naomi Reitzin, Kingston, Jamaica; senior Victoria Morrison, Forty Fort; freshman Sophie Guichardan, Drums; sophomore Jaclyn Morgan, Clarks Summit, and freshman Aoying Cen, Edwardsville. Submitted photo

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