Performance to Showcase New Dances by CSUN Choreographers

The nature of dance is a collaboration between dancers and choreographers, dancers and music, dancers and the audience, and even dance science and art.

A performance from “Colaboratoria.”

Dancers in “Colaboratoria.” Photo courtesy of Paula Thomson

California State University, Northridge’s Department of Kinesiology will celebrate that collaboration with “Colaboratoria,” a graduate student and faculty concert that showcases diverse choreographic visions and dance.

The event will take place Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 8 p.m. and on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. in the Plaza del Sol Performance Hall located on the east side of the campus off Zelzah Avenue in the University Student Union.

“We have great dancers and choreographers at CSUN and that’s the fundamental reason for the concert; it is to showcase the talent at the university,” said Paula Thomson, course coordinator and professor of kinesiology. “Because these are graduate students and faculty members, the dancers and choreographers have a mature and sophisticated creative vision. ‘Colaboratoria’ will explore a wide range of dance styles with exquisite dancers.”

The Department of Kinesiology at Cal State Northridge is at the forefront in the study of human movement, offering degrees in athletic training, dance, exercise science, general studies and physical education. The department’s dance option offers courses that emphasize either the instructional or performance aspects of dance, including classes in choreography, dance production and the aesthetics of human movement.

Tickets for the event are on sale for $15 for student and seniors and $20 for general admission. To obtain tickets, call (818) 677- 3000.

For more information about performance, contact Paula Thomson at (818) 677-7575 or at


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