LITTLE SILVER – This year Red Bank Regional (RBR) Visual and Performing Art’s (VPA) dance majors’ Winter Dance Concert is called A Blast from the Past.
The program features 23 dances choreographed to such iconic artists from the last 50 years including The Beatles, Michael Jackson, Queen, Madonna and many more. The show will be performed 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, and 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, in the RBR Theatre, 101 Ridge Road, Little Silver.
Lament, a cutting-edge contemporary piece, was choreographed by guest artist, Cara France, of Little Silver. France is an RBR VPA dance major alumnus and School of the Arts (Philadelphia) graduate who works as a professional dancer and choreographer.
All other dances are choreographed by the RBR students who have infused great energy and dedication into the work they create and perform.
Senior Ceara Irons of Neptune City choreographed Cyndi Lauper’s 1982 classic ballad Time After Time.
“It is a nice lyrical piece about someone who will always be there for the love that left them,” Irons said.
She intends to major in business administration in the College of Charleston. However, she also hopes to continue her dancing career on that college’s dance team as a Charleston Cougarette performing at many college sporting events.
Senior Samantha Lori of Red Bank chose to choreograph Zombies, the 1994 protest song by the Irish group, The Cranberries.
“I like to have our dancers explore their emotions with the music,” Lori said
Lori dreams of making dancing her profession and has applied to several colleges around the country that have distinguished dance programs. She hopes to join a major dance troupe upon graduation.
The Jan. 17 and 19 concert gives the public has an opportunity to see all RBR’s dance majors perform in this winter dance concert.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens. Patrons can purchase tickets at the door or contact the VPA dance teacher Dorianne Murray at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.