CSUN Showcases Emerging Choreography Through Kinesis

  • Graduating Senior Christian Vidaure and Cheyenne Spencer

California State University, Northridge’s top student choreographers and dancers will showcase diverse choreographic vision, passionate dancing and powerful performances at the Department of Kinesiology’s annual spring dance concert, “Kinesis: Emerging Choreography.”

The “Kinesis” shows are scheduled to take place on Wednesday, April 29, at 8 p.m. and Thursday, April 30, at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. in the Plaza Del Sol Performance Hall located in the University Student Union on the east side of campus.

“Kinesis is more than just an undergraduate student showcase for the Department of Kinesiology, it’s a platform for students to create works of art and bring about social justice issues that would otherwise be swept under the rug,” said Christian Vidaure, a graduating senior that will be displaying his choreographing talents at this year’s show. “By giving students the agency to create these dances, we are allowing for voices to be shared and stories to be told.”

The dance concert will also feature many well-known professional dancers, such as Victoria Alvarez from the award winning crew, Academy of Villains, as well as Karissa Petersen, a Los Angeles Clippers dancer. Other CSUN favorite artists will join Vidaure: Darrell Hardaway, Autumn Hook, Emeke Nwoye and members of the COSMIC Dance Crew.

The choreographic diversity will be the hallmark of this year’s concert. Dance styles will range from urban street, Bollywood, ballet and contemporary. In collaboration with the Department of Music, live musical performances will be featured throughout the concert.

Students may purchase their tickets for $15 dollars, adults and seniors for $20 at the Associated Student’s Ticket Office located in the University Student Union. To obtain tickets call (818) 677-2488.

For more information about the performance, contact course director Paula Thomson at paula.thomson@csun.edu.