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TWU students, faculty showcase choreography in DanceMakers

DENTON— The Texas Woman’s University Department of Dance presents its fall DanceMakers Concert Series Nov. 13-15 in the Margo Jones Performance Hall, located on Pioneer Circle at Oakland Street on TWU’s Denton campus.

Performances are at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13 and at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 14 and 15. Tickets are $9 for general admission, $7 for students and seniors. For more information, visit or or call (940) 898-2086.

The DanceMakers Concert Series opens with all that is not mine, a quartet choreographed by TWU graduate student Lauren Miller. Ms. Miller’s work is inspired by the comfort that emerges when placed in physical contact with a stranger. Agency, choreographed by graduate student Cassie Summers, is a solo that explores, resolves and reignites the movement possibilities across a diagonal pathway. Graduate student Yeajean Choi choreographed Alive Within, a quartet exploring the concept of statues moving through space, while placing an emphasis on breath. Lost Minds Travel Together, choreographed by undergraduate student Megan Marcano, is a duet that explores unison as a way for individuality to emerge through interpretation of movement. Ending the first half of the concert is undergraduate student Melody Collingsworth-Nichols’ Onomatopoeia LITE, a fun quartet that works within a confined spatial arrangement as a way to determine whether there is a desire for independence or a tolerance for unison.

This Galaxy is Water, choreographed by undergraduate student Yvonne Keyrouz, is a duet dance that explores different dynamics and contrasting shapes as inspiration for floor patterns and movement. Shelley Padilla, TWU adjunct professor of dance, choreographed Carol’s Grace, a tribute to her youngest daughter who does not let traditional roles define her. Undergraduate student Ciceley Fullylove presents her choreography, femme, a quartet that explores femininity through feline and avian inspired gestures.

Closing the show is Light Collapse, a work choreographed by adjunct professor of dance Christie Nelson, featuring an original sound composition by staff musician Keith Fleming. Ms. Nelson’s work explores the energy and paths three individuals share, which can be seen through partnering and pathways. These ideas are further explored through a forced perspective of the main light source, which can be imagined as a pulsing star waiting to collapse.

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Karen Garcia
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