January 30, 2013
Reception provides chance to meet dancers in person
Sharlee Eby and Cayel Tregeagle of BYU’s Contemporary Dance Theatre perform to Benny Goodman’s upbeat song, “Sing, Sing, Sing”. These two will be among the dancers who will perform at NJC on February 12th as they bring the show, A Thing About Love, to this part of Colorado. Tickets are available now and include a reception following the event where those in attendance may meet the dancers. (Courtesy Photo)
The Northeastern Junior College Music Department in conjunction with the Sterling Arts Council are thrilled to be bringing back the Brigham Young University (BYU) Dance Department for a fabulous February performance in Northeast Colorado. The Contemporary Dance Theatre from BYU is unveiling their new show The Thing About Love. Through dance and music, The Thing About Love explores the different forms of love that shape our lives including first love, motherly love, mature love, and God’s love. Sometimes love is a mystery and The Thing About Love works to explore and discover the depth with which love hurts us, heals us, and moves us.
You won’t want to miss The Thing About Love, which will be performed at the Dorothy Corsberg Theater on the NJC campus on Tuesday, February 12th at 7:00 p.m..
With the perfect balance of light hearted performances and moving choreography, this show is one that will touch audience members of all ages. By combining technology with traditional dance the duets and group numbers come to life in a way never before seen. Contemporary Dance Theatre’s delightful and diverse repertoire covers a broad spectrum of innovative styles that will touch your head, your heart, and your funny bone!
Working with the renowned contemporary dance company, Diavolo, and celebrated choreographer Joni Tuttle, who is currently touring with the live show of the hit television series So You Think You Can Dance, the Contemporary Dance Theatre creates a show that is remembered and talked about long after the last number is danced.
Company director Michelle Nielsen works with the dancers directing, choreographing, teaching and mentoring them to be the dance artists of the future. She prepares her students to not only perform, but also to conduct workshops, choreograph and teach. In this way she carries out his vision of blending art and entertainment that can lift and bring hope to the world.
Company members are not only known for their sparkling and dramatic performances, but also for their teaching abilities in their work with schools and community centers. While in Sterling, the company members will present two workshops for 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders in RE-1 Valley Schools.
The reputation of Contemporary Dance Theatre is known worldwide. Since its creation in 1974, the company has performed in Argentina, Chile, Japan, the Philippines, Korea, Turkey, Israel, South Africa, and Australia. Contemporary Dance Theatre has toured in the Eastern United States and was selected twice by the American College Dance Festival to perform at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C
Tickets for The Thing About Love are available from KC’s Music and Electronics, Dales Jewelry, and the Liberal Arts office on the NJC campus. Tickets will also be available at the door. Prices are $12 for adults and $8 for children ages 12 and under.
A reception will be sponsored by Bank of Colorado immediately following the performance where ticket holders will have the opportunity to meet the dancers from the show. Questions can be directed to Celeste Delgado-Pelton at 970-521-6754.