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"Mirrors" - CoSA Dance Seniors Performance and Reception

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017: 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
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"Mirrors" - CoSA Dance Seniors Performance and Reception

April 11, 2017

Coronado Performing Arts Center
Black Box Theatre

Please join us to celebrate the culminating dance project, “Mirrors,” starring CoSA Dance conservatory's senior dance students. This performance, followed by a special reception, takes place one night only, Tuesday, April 11th at 7:00 PM in the Coronado Performing Arts Center Black Box Theater. Admission is free. The audience is invited to enjoy refreshments and to talk with the choreographers and performers in a reception following the performance.

CoSA Dance seniors Shoshana Mahoney, Grace Dutch, Tallulah Bryant and Cielo Chavez present Mirrors, an evening of dance featuring original choreography infused with inspiration from their own personal life experiences, as well as commissioned solos from four professional choreographers in San Diego. This intimate showing will give you an opportunity to see how these young dancers have evolved within the last four years participating in their dance conservatory.

Cielo Chavez presents Exchange, a dance for six dancers which digs into the twenty-first century reality of living life on display. Original choreography and lighting design offer the audience two ways into the work: they are witnesses of it, and they are witnessed as they are integrated within it. This unique collaboration between dance and technical theatre challenges audiences to consider what it means to observe and be observed.

In Cycles, Shoshana Mahoney’s project, a life cycle of emotions is translated into an original work of choreography featuring dance and photos. She and six dancers have engaged in a collaborative process in which they they identified the emotions experienced throughout a day, embodied the emotions in movement, and captured the emotions in photography to be displayed during the performance. Shoshana’s goal is to inspire her audience to identify, process, and experience the catharsis of expressing emotion in movement.

Tallulah Bryant's work Network draws on three defining relationships; her relationship with her sister, her bond with her family, and the support of her friends. Each of the three spheres is characterized by different manners of moving, and synthesized into an original piece of choreography in three sections. Featuring a scenic design that plays with light and darkness, Tallulah's work highlights six CoSA dancers and the impact relationships have on each of us.

In Waves, Grace Dutch creates a visual representation of her travels through life. Movement and choreography are employed as a means of processing the life changes she experienced as she moved and lived in thirteen different states in the span of six years. Seven CoSA dancers share in presenting her dance, and show how the bonds formed in her dance community served as Grace’s one constant in her ever-changing environment.

One night only and FREE! See Mirrors on Tuesday, April 11th at 7:00 PM in the Coronado High School Black Box Theater, and stay for the special reception with the dancers and choreographers following the performance.