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Two UW-Eau Claire Dancers
To Present Senior Dance Recital
MAILED: Dec. 4, 2002
EAU CLAIRE — Aly Hudock, Green Bay, and Kate Brown, Waupaca, will present a senior dance recital at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. The program will include eight original dances choreographed by Hudock and Brown.
“The thing that I love about choreography is you start from very little, maybe an idea or a piece of music, and through the choreography process, you end up with a finished work,” said Brown. “I enjoy the freedom and creativity that goes into choreography; it very often serves as a positive outlet for emotional stress or social concerns for me.”
Brown choreographed two pieces: “Love Longing,” choreographed to the “Love Theme” from “The Saint”; and “Plaza of Execution,” choreographed to “Plaza of Execution” from the “Mask of Zorro.” Brown said that “Love Longing” is a modern group piece that focuses on longing and the desire to find something more in life and in love. “Plaza of Execution” is a ballet with an energetic Spanish feeling.
Hudock choreographed four pieces: “Shafafa,” choreographed with senior Alex Kluiber, Brookfield, to “Frim Fram Sauce” by Diana Krawl, “Letting Go,” choreographed to “Do What You Have To Do” by Sarah McLachlan; “Hats Off!” choreographed to “I Won’t Dance” by Frank Sinatra; and “For You,” choreographed to “Kissing You” by Des’ree, performed by Molly Moreland, Green Bay, on violin and senior Jessica Brunch, Eau Claire, on piano. Hudock said that “Shafafa” is a jazz partner dance set in a café where four sophisticated women tease four waiters. This is a fun piece with a musical theater feel to it, she said. “Hats Off!” is a fun tap routine involving coat racks. Hudock said the choreography was inspired by the movie “What Women Want.”
In addition, the dance minors choreographed two pieces together: “Stepping Down,” choreographed to “Sick Cycle Carousel” by Lifehouse; and “12 Issues for Free,” choreographed to “#1 Crush” by Garbage. According to Brown, “Stepping Down” is a modern piece about the human connection with emotional struggles. In this piece they translate emotions into body movements. “12 Issues for Free” is a jazz piece that deals with the social issues of female body image.
This performance is the first recital presented since the dance program moved from the kinesiology department to the department of music and theatre arts.
“It’s been creatively rejuvenating to be supported by a department focused on performance arts,” Brown said.
The performance is free and open to the public.
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: December 4, 2002