SRJC PRESENTS ANNUAL DANCE PERFORMANCE: Life As We Know It, May 17-19, 2013
Life As We Know It, Santa Rosa Junior College’s annual spring dance performance, showcases new dance works created by faculty and student choreographers as well as by guest artist and SRJC dance alumni, Raquel Medina. Genres of dance include Modern, Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, and Contemporary. In Life As We Know Itt, each dance reflects the personal perspective of the choreographer, focusing on both the dark and light sides of humanity and life. Life As We Know It will be presented in the Burbank Auditorium on the Santa Rosa Campus of SRJC. Evening performances are held at 8:00 pm on Friday, May 17th and Saturday, May 18th; with two matinée performances at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 18th and Sunday, May 19th.
Student choreographers for this performance are selected through a rigorous adjudication process. Faculty choreographers include Lara Branen, Tamara Grose, Lea Poisson, Carrie Stillman, and Susan Matthies. A hip hop dance created on selected dancers by guest artist L.A. dance artist Raquel Medina will be featured this year.
Advance tickets to Life As We Know It are $18/general, $15/students and seniors, and are available at the Theatre Box Office in Burbank Auditorium on the Santa Rosa Campus, Wednesday-Friday, 12 – 4 p.m. The 2:00 pm show on Saturday, May 18th is a bargain matinée performance with tickets selling for $10 for all attendees. To order tickets by phone, please call 707 527-4343 or purchase tickets online at www.santarosa.edu/theatrearts.
Dance, as an academic discipline,
encompasses the elements of dance as a performing art, as well as
the science of dance as movement. The mission of the dance program
is to promote dance as a medium of communication and expression uniquely
effective in the conveyance of meaning, emotion and cultural values.
The mission is also to train dancers in sound dance
techniques so their bodies are effective instruments for this artistic
expression. The techniques of the program increases students' level
of physical fitness, coordination, and grace through dance training,
and presents dance as a rigorous and specialized area of the performing
arts, demanding a high level of physical preparation as well as a
thorough understanding of aesthetics.
The Dance mission includes the following
- Creating an environment in which
the general student population may experience dance as a means to
enhance physical fitness and wellness, understand and appreciate other
cultures and periods of history, interact cooperatively with men and
women of various ages and cultural/ethic backgrounds, and learn aesthetics
dance students to transfer as dance majors to public state and private
colleges and universities
- Providing preparation for careers
in dance including the areas of choreography, dance performance and
- Maintaining diversity of instruction
and course offerings
Click here for more information on our Dance Certificate.
Click here for more information on our Dance Major.