Salve Regina University’s dance program will present two uniquely different performances for the public next week at the Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St.

The events, both directed by associate professor Lindsay Guarino with faculty member Melody Gamba, include “Expressions for Empowerment” on Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 7:30 p.m., and “Fall Preview: Works in Progress” on Saturday, Nov. 23 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets for both shows ($5 and $8 general admission) can be purchased at www.salve.edu/performances, or by calling 401-341-2295. 

“Expressions for Empowerment” is a collaborative performance giving voice and agency to Salve’s dancers, actors, musicians and poets. These truth-tellers unite to share visions of and for empowerment with the Salve community. 

“Fall Preview: Works in Progress” will feature new works performed by Extensions Dance Company along with special guest alumni. Cayley Christoforou ’15 and Marissa Masson ’19 will be presenting new works performed by Extensions. Christoforou will also be showing a piece that was recently invited to the highly competitive 2019 Young Choreographer’s Festival in NYC.  Amanda Narciso ’12 will be presenting two award-winning pieces performed by the students of Spotlight Dance Studio in Taunton, Mass.  Narciso is the owner and director of the studio. Haley Andrews ’18, who currently choreographs and performs with T2 Dance Project in Boulder, Colo, will perform a solo. 

Both performances will feature “Lafayette,” a work by guest artist Kimberley Cooper of Calgary-based Decidedly Jazz Danceworks. Cooper is an acclaimed choreographer and the artistic director of DJD, Canada’s premier jazz dance company and school.

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