Josh Geurink

November 16, 2022

Arts and Culture

PHOTOS: Dance department reimagines color

MSU Denver Dance students’ fall performance featured original choreography and scores created by students from the Department of Music.

Josh Geurink

November 16, 2022

Metropolitan State University of Denver’s Department of Theatre and Dance presented “Gradients: Reimagining in Color,” a collection of dance pieces specially formulated to take viewers on an evocative journey from beginning to end. MSU Denver musicians collaborated with choreographers to compose scores for each piece.

“The production is produced entirely by students,” said Nicole Predki, co-director of MSU Denver’s Dance program. “They start with no funding and no overall concept and work throughout the semester from concept to fruition. It’s a creative small business.”


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“Gradients” was choreographed, produced and performed by students from MSU Denver’s Dance Program with support from Cleo Parker Robinson Dance, DTAPP, faculty at MSU Denver and other supporters. The performance took place at the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Theatre on Nov. 12 and 13.

 

MSU Denver's Department of Theatre and Dance presented “Gradients: Reimagining in Color” at the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Theatre on Nov. 12 and 13. Pictured from left to right: Hannah Slate, Gabriella Bauer, Imani Gholson and Jenna Ladouceur.
Dance students from left to right Imani Gholson, Reese Fellman, Alexandra Stephens, Paul Davis, Hannah Slate, Chrys Duran, Holly Schlotterback and Valeria Lupian Saucedo perform the piece “Capturing the Color of Me.”
Dance students from left to right Mariah Ellis, Nohealani Rufo and Hannah Slateperform the piece “Florecer.”
Dance students Chrys Duran, left, and Reese Fellman perform the piece “Holding on to... What?”
Dance students Nohealani Rufo, front, and Paul Davis perform the piece “Me Encantas Tal Y Como Eres.”
Dance student Ikeya Rasberry-Green performs the piece “Me Encantas Tal Y Como Eres.”
Dance student Kaylee Cross performs the piece “Meraki (mur-awk-ee).”
Dance students from left to right Elisha Alinsunurin, Haylee Andersen, Emma Burnson, Lindsay Cann, Mariah Ellis and Kelsay Kiernan perform the piece “Metanoia.”
Dance students from left to right Edwin Sanchez Daniel, Ali Bryant, Jasmine Valencia, Rachael Haynes and Nohealani Rufoperform the piece “Wolves.”
Dance students Kelsey Kiernan, left, and Ali Bryant perform the piece “Tarantease.”
Dance students Emma Hershberger, left, and Samantha Willits perform the piece “Tarantease.”
 

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