EPCC dance students are about to debut their original choreography and talent.
Architects of the Infinite Groove, will be premiering at 7 p.m. on May 4 and 5 at the Transmountain Forum Theater, located on 9570 Gateway N. Blvd.
Architects will feature over 20 student dancers and live music from the EPCC Orchestra.
Tickets will be $5 for students and $10 for adults.
CARRIE SILVA/TEJANO TRIBUNE
Architects of the Infinite Groove, will be premiering at 7 p.m. on May 4 and 5
at the Transmountain Forum Theater, located on 9570 Gateway N. Blvd.
The production will have a brief intermission between two 40 minute acts and will exhibit a variety of modern, jazz, ballet, hip-hop, and abstract-style dancing.
EPCC Dance Instructor, Christina Mitchell, explained the concept behind the show, “We’re exploring the idea that time and space is continuous and non-stop, the Earth, ourselves, humans, we are constantly moving.
Especially when we’re living in cities. We have traffic, we have interactions with each other day to day. We all have a heartbeat; we all have our own breath rhythms.
So we’re all in this state of constant ‘ongoingness’.” Student choreographer and Canvas Dance President, Daniel Garcia, created an abstract ensemble, Feline, which he describes as being about alter egos.
According to Garcia, the introspective aspects of the piece are inspired by the movement of a cat” and peeks at “the person no one sees.”
Garcia presented Feline at this year’s American College Dance Association (ACDA) conference hosted by Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas.
Another dancer who will be featured is Ashley Fanning, an EPCC student who also teaches color guard at Pebble Hills High.
Fanning has attended the ACDA conference for the past two years and is excited to be performing a routine about “internal conflicts” which she personally choreographed. Fanning describes her piece as abstract and, “something very different from what I’m used to doing.”
In addition, Saul Martinez and Chandell Molinar will be showcasing their duet on depression in adolescents. “It’s about this guy that’s’ trying to help this girl who has depression.
When you have something like that there’s not much you can really do but he keeps trying,” Molinar, who initially pitched the concept to Martinez, said.
The duo choreographed the routine together incorporating each of their unique styles over a three-month period.
Molinar, with a background in ballet and tap from Champion Studios, recently joined a local dance company and uses her experience to teach children.
Despite the excitement of many students, this show is sure to carry bittersweet undertones, as Mitchell is retiring this semester from her position at EPCC.
She, along with Dance Coordinator, Sara Jackiewicz, have worked with students since January to create Architects of the Infinite Groove.
When speaking of her students Mitchell said, “It’s exciting to see them grow and to see them do what they love on stage.”