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Senior Dance Showcase: per.cep.tion

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
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Senior Dance Showcase: per.cep.tion

April 10, 2018

Coronado Performing Arts Center
Black Box Theatre


/being and becoming/


On April 10 at 6 pm, the Coronado School of the Arts conservatory of Classical and Contemporary Dance will be hosting their Seniors’ concert at the Coronado High School Black Box Theater. Per•cep•tion is an evening of dance conceived, created, and directed by CoSA Dance seniors Emma Chavez, Brenda Lozano and Karen Ray Nelson, and CoSA Dance faculty.

“Space is Here,” a choreographed project by Emma Chavez, brings the physics of aerospace engineering into the movement of dancers. Seven dancers create three sections that detail Emma’s favorite aspects of engineering and space. The first section is an examination of the collaborative process in the creation of mechanics; the second section uses dancers to display thrust, lift, and drag, i.e. the physical aspects of a plane in flight; and the last section portrays alien activity in a fun and silly way. With this project, she expresses how she sees physics, engineering, and space: fun, interesting, and incredibly not boring.

In “Girlhood”, choreographer Brenda Lozano dives deep into her personal experiences. In making this work, Brenda embraced how the creative process can transform confused wandering into walking a focused path. “Girlhood” is a visual demonstration of this creative process, which is revealed as mounds of clothing are organized over the course of the project.

In “Manipulation,” Karen Ray Nelson experiments with contact improvisation and lighting elements. Nelson leads six dancers through exercises involving weight bearing, connecting to one another, and manipulating movement. She adds elements of light to play with the perception of what the audience sees and how they see it. After an intimate, small group dance, “Manipulation” culminates in an epic, thrilling dance for six dancers.

The CoSA Dance community invites you to join us for this concert and reception to follow. Refreshments will be provided while you mingle with the dancers and choreographers, and wish the CoSA Dance Seniors all the best in their bright futures. This event is free and open to the public. More information is available at cosasandiego.com.

Pictured below are Karen Ray Nelson, Brenda Lozano and Emma Chavez