UVU’s Synergy Dance Company Presents ‘Impact’
November 6, 2012
For Immediate Release
University Marketing & Communications: Mike Rigert (801) 863-6807
Written by: Cheryl Kamenski (801) 863-6351
Utah Valley University’s Synergy Dance Company will present the contemporary dance performance “Impact” Nov. 15-17 at 7:30 p.m. in the Ragan Theater, located in the Sorensen Student Center. The performance includes a variety of original choreography that will appeal to audiences of all ages and backgrounds.
Students, faculty and guest artists have collaborated to develop the choreography for this dynamic performance. Synergy has been working with acclaimed choreographers John Allen, a former Ririe-Woodbury principal dancer now on faculty at Tulane University; Chelsea Ellis an acclaimed jazz, hip hop and modern choreographer and Efren Corado, a former contemporary dancer with BARE dance company.
“We are excited to work with such strong choreographers this semester,” said Monica Campbell, Synergy’s artistic director, who danced professionally and was associate artistic director with modern acrobatic dance’s Diavolo Dance Theater said. “It has helped our dancers improve their technique and develop new ideas in their dance presentation.”
Campbell has selected five students to showcase their choreographic perspectives in the performance. For tickets, visit the UVU School of the Arts box office in the Noorda Theatre, Campus Connection in the Sorensen Student Center or order by phone at 801-863-PLAY.
Synergy Dance Company members audition each year and perform in concerts, community events and venues. The company also travels to local schools to present entertaining and informative lecture-demonstrations that support Utah’s dance core curriculum. For more information on the Synergy Dance Company, contact Monica Campbell at 801-863-8797.
Utah Valley University is located in Orem, Utah and is home to more than 30,000 students. UVU began as a vocational school during World War II, and in the seven decades since has evolved into a technical school, community school, state college and, finally a comprehensive regional teaching university. UVU is one of Utah’s largest institutions of higher learning and offers programs ranging from career training to high-demand master degrees, with emphasis on undergraduate education.