Dance Concert to Showcase Student Performers, Crew
By Chloe Mitchell ’21
St. Lawrence University will feature its Fall 2018 Dance Concert in the Gulick Theatre from Thursday, Dec. 6, to Saturday, Dec. 8, beginning each night at 8 p.m. The shows are free and open to the public, though tickets are required for the Friday and Saturday night performances.
The Dance Concert is set to feature tap, jazz, modern, contemporary, ballet and musical theater dances. “There will be something for everyone,” explained Kerri Canedy, visiting assistant professor of dance and the main creator of the production. “The show will include eight pieces, seven of which will be student pieces. We have 40 student performers, seven student light designers, and students on the backstage and costume crews.”
Lindsay Lembo ’20 of Penfield, New York, is co-president of Dance Ensemble and a performer in the Fall Dance Concert. She stated, “I’m so happy to be able to dance at St. Lawrence because I have been dancing since I was 2 years old, and it plays a huge role in my life. It has served as a great outlet for me to let go of any stress and let me portray my emotions in whatever way I wish.”
Many of the routines in the 2018 dance concert series have a message within them. Candey shared, “A very important duet will be performed about suicide awareness.”
For one act, Canedy will also be joined by In-Sil Yoo, associate professor of music, to share a cultural story based on a traditional Korean story. Students will also appear on-stage to share personal stories through dances.
“The show is very special to me,” Lembo stated, “because I have been able to portray two personal stories that are very special to the choreographers. I feel honored to be able to portray their stories.”
Canedy expressed how truly inspiring it is to watch her students transform. “The students perform pieces that have been created with hard work and heart throughout the semester,” Canedy stated. “This show is a must-see.”
Thursday’s show is free and open to the public, while the Friday and Saturday performances will require reserved tickets. To reserve tickets at no cost, visit the Gulick Theatre Box Office from 1 to 5 p.m. Dec. 3 to 7, call the Gulick Theatre Box Office at 315-229-5166, or reserve online at www.stlawu.edu/pca.