Dance Concert Review
by Ella Presher ’14
After arriving at the dance concert, I sat in the front row next to two giggly middle-aged women. Not only did they constantly moon over Armand Hernandez '14, but they were full of loud praise for the "beautiful young women" they saw dance. However amusing, the ladies were correct. The dance concert's tribute to feminism made a special impact because of the dancers and their intricate choreography. Their confidence and strength, emphasized by expressive ballet, tap, jazz, and modern dances, illustrated the plight of women and their hope for the future. As we combat an increasingly pressurized world, the positive messages of this dance concert as well as documentaries such as Miss Representation, recently shown at SI, only grow in importance as we strive to change the social norms of our times.
Some highlights of the 2013 dance concert include original choreography by SI's very own Eden Cotter '13, Mackenzie Schuller '13, and Bridget Chau '13, an exhilarating tap number to the Mary Poppins classic "Step in Time," and a vivacious Bollywood piece. A momentous dance segment occurred when the seniors performed a jazzy number featuring fetching red dresses and the song "I'm a Woman" from Smokey Joe's Cafe. Each senior stole the spotlight with an individual solo that demonstrated her unique style. Keyara Milliner '13 revealed, "Dance Workshop has become one of the communities at SI that I can call home. I will definitely never forget all the memories made in Wiegand Theater over the years." When the curtains closed, the audience sprang to their feet to applaud such a fine evening of performing arts.
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