California State University, Northridge’s top student choreographers and dancers will demonstrate a diverse choreographic vision with powerful dance performances on Tuesday, April 26, and Wednesday, April 27, at the university.
“Kinesis: Emerging Choreography,” which takes place on Tuesday, April 26 at 7:30 pm, and Wednesday, April 27 at 2 and 7:30 p.m. in the Plaza Del Sol Performance Hall of the University Student Union, provides a glimpse into the art that lives and continuously occurs at CSUN. The student union is located on the east side of campus off Zelzah Avenue.
“Preparing for a dance concert that will be performed with an audience in the theater is such a wonderful experience for the dancers and choreographers,” said Paula Thomson, a professor in CSUN’s Department of Kinesiology in the College of Health and Human Development. “The dancers are finding themselves within a dance community that exudes respect for the art form and for all those working on this production.”
After two-and-a-half years of limited interaction because of the COVID-19 pandemic, CSUN’s student dancers are working together in the studios and creatively collaborating, Thomson said.
“It is a wonderful opportunity to share these new choreographic works created by the talented undergraduate students,” she said.
The Department of Kinesiology sponsors “Kinesis: Emerging Choreography” each year to showcase the talents of the dancers, choreographers, and lighting designers that are a part of the CSUN community.
Thomson said choreographic diversity will be the hallmark of the concert, with dance styles ranging from hip hop to contemporary.
“Having an audience present for this performance is exciting in ways that cannot be explained,” she said.
After the evening performance on Apr 26, 2022 , the dancers and others involved will be paying homage to CSUN kinesiology professor Terry Sweeting, thanking her for the “unwavering support and inspiration she has given CSUN’s dancers,” Thomson said.
Kinesis tickets are $8 for students/seniors and $20 for adults. Tickets can be purchased by calling (818) 677-2488. For more information about the performance, contact Paula Thomson at firstname.lastname@example.org.