Students at Alma College will showcase their creativity in the annual Alma College Student Choreographers’ Concert, featuring a variety of dance styles, including ballet, pointe, modern, tap and contemporary.
All pieces will be completely designed and performed by Alma students, who can express themselves as choreographers and receive the experience of teaching classmates and running rehearsals. Students coordinate the whole show, which means they will also provide costuming and lighting design.
“The concert gives us the chance to produce our own work, which is something students at larger colleges don’t get to do,” Kathryn Kalamaras, who is creating a piece titled “Welcome to the Circus,” said.
Directing these shows is an honor, figuratively and literally, as seniors can earn honors status for their dance major. The show is also an audition, as the dance department faculty will review each piece and may choose some to use in future concerts.
The performances will take place at 8 p.m. on Jan. 22 and Jan. 23, and at 3 p.m. on Jan. 24 at the Remick Heritage Dance Studio.