“Kinesis: Emerging Choreography” Brings Student Ideas to Life

  • A duo performing the first dance of “Kinesis: Emerging Choreography.”

    A duo (Talia Magleby and Christian Vidaure) in the midst of performing “MadLOVE,” choreographed by Darrell Hardaway in “Kinesis: Emerging Choreography,” a piece that follows three couples—scientists and their experiments—after the tests have gone haywire. The Department of Kinesiology annual spring dance concert took place on April 23 and 24 in the Plaza Del Sol Performance Hall. It featured the best undergraduate choreographers’ work, which were juried and selected by a panel of experts. Performances ranged from West African dance to classical East Indian dance and mixtures of hip-hop and Irish dance. Photo by Nestor Garcia.

  • A male and female pair performing their ballet-inspired dance.

    Christian Vidaure and Amanda Steiner execute their own choreography in “New Beginnings.” The dance was dedicated to the pair’s parents and families for their constant belief in their dreams and new beginnings. Photo by Nestor Garcia.

  • A dance crew performing student choreography.

    The Creative Organization for Synergistic Movement and Innovative Choreography (COSMIC) Dance Crew perform Liezel De Guzman’s “(must) believe in something,” which she dedicated to her family, friends, influences and the dance crew. Photo by Lee Choo.

  • Two women performing an Indian-style dance.

    The emergence of cultural dances is not new to Kinesis. Tharini Shanmugarajah (choreographer) and Anjana Pathmarajah (front) dance “Nirtan,” a piece choreographed in the classical Indian style known as Bharatanatyam with various classical ballet movements incorporated. Photo by Lee Choo.

  • Two female dancers performing a ballet.

    Hilary Gereaux (left) and Jennifer Brinkley perform “Infinity,” a ballet choreographed by Brinkley. Photo by Lee Choo.

  • Students performing a West African-inspired dance.

    “Earth,” choreographed by Smile Garcia, is performed by more than 20 dancers. The dance was inspired by Lamba, a West African dance that celebrates spirit appreciation. Photo by Nestor Garcia.

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