Category: Dance Collage 2012 (1)
Montclair State dance students put on a diverse show of 12 assorted dance pieces choreographed by the student body. Every student brought his or her own character and personal style to their performance. Performers kicked off the show with Valsa Do Abraco, an entertaining, vibrant salsa ensemble consisting of both ballet and jazz choreography.
Bloom, choreographed by Kelly Carroll, was an emotional performance by the female dancers. It was a very feminine dance that gave off a girl-power vibe. The girls were separated in the beginning, which gave the performance a sad tone—but slowly, one by one, the girls came together, reuniting in a pleasant ending. The red rose petals were the icing on the cake; they really fit the mood of the dance.
The piece Breaking Judgment, choreographed and performed by Jacqueline Selesky, was fierce! The music—“Black Bull,” by Les Tambours du Bronx—really kicked off the dance. Selesky’s erotic hair and outfit went with her sharp, sassy dance moves. Her passion showed throughout the entire performance.
Leaving the show, you have more of a respect for dance as an art form. The time and commitment that the dancers put into this work showed in the dance collage.
Maxine Mack is an undergraduate student at Montclair State, majoring in Communications Studies with a focus on public relations.