The nationally-recognized Lindenwood University dancers will offer a potpourri of styles Nov. 22-23 during a concert of premieres at the West County Family YMCA in Chesterfield.
Fresh from their standing ovation performance at the Kennedy Center, the dances will showcase their versatility with a variety of styles.
Classical Indian dance performed by Monica Newsome, dance professor at the University of Panama, highlights this concert. Newsome studied the Bharata Natyam style in India, and has performed internationally.
"Man to Man," gives women a look into a man's heart in a masculine take on life. The dance, choreographed and performed by Charles Myers, looks at relationships with seven different women.
Shih-Weh (Jasmine) Wang's dance, "Floating," uses Taiwanese music to create a surreal dream state that begins in the mind of the dreamer. "Big Fish," by Stephanie Hardy, is a testimony to her faith, while music from the Armitage-Dual matrix soundtrack inspired Amy Ball and Amy LaRue to choreograph dynamic group contrasts. Laura Pierce's "Drop in the Ocean," puts listeners on an emotional roller-coaster in a lyrical/jazz style.
Blended styles and music stand out in the tap/jazz choreography of Amy Ball, and the jazz/ballet of Jennifer Meilink and Carrie Nestor. The music of Sonny Stitt inspired complex pointe dancing. "Raw," by Desireee Blanc and Heather Kelley showcases the latest in stylized jazz.
Lindenwood University's award-winning Lion Line dance team also performs, as do the Lionettes.
To get to the West County Family YMCA, take Interstate 40 to Exit 19A (Chesterfield Parkway) and go south to Burkhardt Place. The YMCA sign is on the right.
For tickets, call 636-949-4878.