Rather than performing their annual mini Nutcracker, the Tower Dancers have put together a showcase concert this December featuring themes of fantasy, nostalgia, and human connection, and a decorative holiday dance.
On Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. the Towers Dancers will perform their first annual showcase concert with special guests from Jodie Randolph Dance and guest artist Sean Hoskins, highlighting student choreographers, student performers, as well as faculty and guest performances. Admission is free and requires no tickets.
Holly Hobbs, assistant professor of dance, has directed a new outline for the fall show.
“Our program is growing and the students are seeking more opportunities to perform,” Hobbs said. “We want to provide that to the students, and are also excited about the dancers performing on the same stage as a professional dance company, just to give them more exposure and experience.”
Sophomore and dance minor Chloe Kersey said in an email that she is excited about the change in programming.
“This change will push the dancers of our company to interact with more pieces and choreographers with a quicker turnaround,” Kersey said. “We are inviting the audience to grow with us and experience more dance than in years past.”
The show will feature one ballet piece, one modern piece, two solos choreographed and performed by faculty, three student works, and one Jodie Randolph Dance performance.
“There is diversity in programming that we are all excited to bring to campus,” Kersey said. “It’s novelty in a different way.”