Welcome to the Dance Department @ GWC
SO-CAL DANCE INVITATIONAL CONCERT
Friday, January 31 at 8 pm &
Saturday, February 1 at 8 pm
Golden West College Mainstage Theater
Admission: $15 - General; $10 - ASB/GWC, Seniors, & Children under 12
Nannette Brodie, Artistic Director
Tickets can be purchased on-line at www.gwctheater.com
or through the Box Office at 714-895-8150 ext. 1
Contemporary dance performed by GWC dance faculty, Nannette Brodie Dance Theatre, and outstanding Southern California professional dance companies. Each evening presents a different line up of choreographers. Ticket sales will benefit the GWC Dance department and dance student scholarships.
Choreographers presenting work in this concert are Nannette Brodie, Francisco Gella, Javier Gonzalez, Amythyst Fritzler, Chad Michael Hall, Robin Johnson, Benita Bike, Joie Waldron, Jamie Hammond, Marie de la Palme, Kathleen Helm, Peter Kalivas, Brian Moe, Josh Romero, Lori Torok, Laurie Sefton, Elke Calvert
The GWC dance department has brought together the talents of faculty, students and guest dancers in a concert that promises to move you to the beat of the music and the heartbeat of the dance. Many styles and genre of dance will be presented from modern to hip hop to jazz and ballet. The palette of styles and colors reflects the choreographers’ diverse backgrounds. Nannette Brodie is the director of the concert and brings both new works for the GWC students as well as work from her professional company. Her new work is a quick waltz with the gypsy jazz sound of Raul Reynoso, incorporating a large cast of women along with Ms. Brodie’s professional company. In addition Ms. Brodie has reconstructed her Misadventures of Madeline, based on the stories and characters from the Madeline children’s books. This piece is set to some heartfelt songs from French café music and it includes a Can Can choreographed by Kelly Ray of the Nannette Brodie Dance Theatre. Erica Villalpando, GWC faculty member, has created a playful dance to the Art of Noise in a magical black light setting. Jeff Hendrix, GWC faculty member, will present a classical jazz piece with his advanced jazz dance ensemble.
The GWC choreography students have been preparing their work since February. Making their debut as new or returning choreographers this year are Andy Pham, Dang Ho, Nicole Harrison, Cady Smith, Jasmine Tovar, Tania Parra, Penny Pereboom, and Teresa Rios. Their work is charming and full of the passion of new choreographers.
Guest artists will include the Dance Performance Ensemble from Renaissance High School of the Arts in Long Beach. From the repertoire of Nannette Brodie Dance Theatre will be the ever favorite Almost a Waltz and Tango Point.
Join us again this May for the tasty dance treats from Golden West College’s Dance Department in MOVE ME! It will most certainly MOVE YOU.
The Dance Program of the Performing Arts Department, Arts and Letters Division includes general education, education for AA degree preparation, and transfer to upper division at colleges and universities. The program and members of the faculty provide services to the campus and community in the form of public performances, fundraising, concert tours, adjudication, and significant outreach for the recruitment of new students. Highlights: * 25 courses covering a wide variety of dance styles.
- GWC dance faculty are professional artists presenting their work both within the community and nationally.
- The GWC Dance Department plays an active role in the community by presenting workshops, master classes and performances in the community at schools and special events, such as the Orange County Youth Expo.
- GWC dance students enjoy small classes with individual attention to their needs.
- GWC dance students have opportunities to travel and perform in festivals within the US and abroad.
- The dance faculty are very friendly and available to students for advisement.