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Press Releases 2008

CONTACT:  Jana Marcus, Marketing & Communications
(831) 479-5744
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November 14, 2008

The Cabrillo College Dance Department Presents The Fall Dance Concert
December 5 & 6 at 8 pm

APTOS, CA—The Cabrillo College Dance Department is proud to present an evening of exciting new dance works created by faculty, guest, and student choreographers, and performed by the students of Cabrillo College. The Fall Dance Concert will perform on Friday and Saturday evening, December 5 and 6 at 8 pm.

The dances in this season’s concert showcase the variety of forms taught and performed in the dance department of Cabrillo College. Faculty member and concert producer, David King, presents, Between Tide and Sand, in which post-modern movement, performed by a cast of over twenty-five dancers, hints toward the ebb and flow of our Santa Cruz coastal environment. Guest choreographer, Marissa Valera, returns to The Winter Concert stage for the fourth year to choreograph a hip-hop extravaganza showcasing some of Cabrillo most experienced street dancers. Cabrillo faculty member Cid Pearlman presents Camper Van Discotheque, the second installation of the Camper Van Dances, featuring music by local luminary Camper Van Beethoven.

Right of Way – Derecho di Ir, choreographed by dance department faculty member Rhonda Martyn, features the students of Cabrillo Ballet II class, combining classical ballet with “reggaeton,” in a new dance work that mixes ballet finesse, intricate “traffic” patterns and exuberant dance energy. Sharon Took Zozaya will present two works in The Winter Concert. In Counterpoint (set to the elegant folk-based music of Sardinian guitarist Marino de Rosas), four physically integrated dancers explore subtle gestures and soaring momentum shaped by the circumstances in which they meet, with and without wheels. In the second piece from Cabrillo College’s adaptive dance class, the dancers will be joined by the People’s Choir for a lighthearted celebration of community spirit set to the rock ballad, Stand By Me.

In guest choreographer Per Haaland’s, To the Pulse of a Different Race, a heartbeat-like pulse is layered with synthesized sounds, producing a stark, driven, modern big city soundscape, in which the dancers perform an edgy, angular choreography, suggestive of driven-ness, heartlessness, cold ambition and alienation. Newcomer Cat Willis, works in a variety of dance forms including Afro-Caribbean, Modern, Ballet, Dancehall, and Hip-Hop. Willis will premiere a new work responding to war and the commoditization of violence in the American consciousness.  

What:  The Cabrillo Fall Dance Concert

When:  Friday & Saturday, December 5 & 6 at 8:00pm

Where:  Cabrillo College Theater, 6500 Soquel Drive, Aptos

Tickets:  $12 General, $10 Students/Seniors, $8 Student Activity Card

Reservations:  (831) 479-6331

About Cabrillo College
Cabrillo College
is a leading California community college serving Santa Cruz County with locations in Aptos, Scotts Valley and Watsonville. It is ranked #1 in transfers to UC Santa Cruz. Founded in 1959, the college offers over 100 academic and career technology programs that serve multiple educational goals such as A.A. and A.S. degrees, certificates of proficiency, skills certificates, transfer to 4-year institutions or for lifelong learning and personal enrichment. Our mission is to enhance the intellectual, cultural, and economic vitality of our diverse community by assisting all students in their quest for lifelong learning and success in an ever-changing world.

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