‘Colaboratoria’ to Showcase Performances by CSUN Choreographers

Colab copy-2Dance by nature is collaborative — between dancers and choreographers, music and movement and performers and the audience.

To showcase the artistry and beauty that comes from those collaborations, California State University, Northridge’s Department of Kinesiology is hosting its annual “Colaboratoria: Graduate Student, Faculty, and Alumni Dance Concert “on Wednesday, Nov. 13, and Thursday, Nov. 14, at the university.

“We have great dancers and choreographers at CSUN, and that’s the fundamental reason for the concert,” said kinesiology professor Paula Thomson, coordinator of the show. “Because the choreographers are graduate students, alumni, and faculty members, they have a mature and sophisticated creative vision. The dancers, ranging from freshmen to faculty, are all strong performers and eager to share their work. There is a lot of variety in this concert, from the lighthearted to the more serious.”

Thomson said she is looking forward to having the dancers and choreographers showcase their art form at the concert, adding that the show’s organizers were excited to have alumni and acclaimed dancers and choreographers Vicki Alvarez, Darrell Hardaway and Clint Nilo join the performances this year.

The concert will feature 10 pieces, ranging from contemporary to hip-hop. The dances reflect current social concerns at the personal, national, and international level.

Performances will take place at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 13, and at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14, in the Plaza Del Sol Performance Hall of the University Student Union, located on the east side of campus at 18111 Nordhoff St. in Northridge.

Tickets are $20 for general admission and $15 for students and senior citizens. To reserve a seat, call (818) 677-2488. For more information regarding the show, contact Thomson via email at paula.thomson@csun.edu. The Department of Kinesiology is part of CSUN’s College of Health and Human Development.

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