By: JOSELYN ELLINGTON
The IU South Bend Department of Theatre and Dance will present “A Celebration of Dance: Broadway Rhythm” 7 p.m. Feb. 25.
The concert will be held in the campus auditorium and will entail an array of Broadway dances presented by IU dance students, choreographed by students and several dance faculty members.
Carolynn Hine-Johnson directs the IU South Bend dance company, and Colin Raybin is the ballet instructor. The two of them choreographed the pieces from Broadway’s “Finding Neverland” and “Porgy and Bess.”
The dance company will perform “Summertime,” which is one of several pieces included in the concert from “Porgy and Bess.”
From “Finding Neverland,” the dancers will perform “I Dreamed a Dream” and “Beautiful Day.”
Karen Pajor is the director and choreographer of the kick line. The kick line will be performing several pieces which include “One,” from “Chorus Line”; “A Bushel and a Peck,” from “Guys and Dolls”; and the title song from “Singing in the Rain.”
More faculty members and the cultural dance pieces they have choreographed for the show are Ruby Jazayre with two Middle Eastern dances; Kelly Morgan with two dances from “Lion king”; and Vladimir Sorokin with several Spanish Flamenco dances.
Raissa Starchenko and Maria Unger will be guest dancers, and Brian Edington, guest guitarist for the Sorokin’s Spanish flamenco portion of the show.
Tickets are available for $5 to $7 in advance and for $7 to $9 the day of the event. All children and Indiana University students receive one complimentary ticket. For more information visit arts.iusb.edu or call 574.520.4203.
“A Celebration of Dance: Broadway Rhythm”
7 pm Thursday, February 25, 2016
1825 Northside Boulevard, South Bend
Tickets $5-$7 and FREE to students/children
574.520.4203 | arts.iusb.edu