The Wellesley High School Performing Arts Department presents the Moving Company in “Footnotes” a collaborative performance which brings together dancers from local schools and professional dance companies in a sharing and informative setting. A variety of dance styles will be featured. Student and faculty choreographies will be showcased. The Wellesley Middle School group, Junior Moving Company directed by Lauren Schneider, will also return for a ninth season performance, and the WMS Step Squad will join the program for its second year. In addition, Bright Pearl Dance Company, one of Boston’s premiere Chinese Dance groups under the direction of Na Zhou, will present works of authentic Chinese dance.
Members of the Wellesley High School Moving Company will be performing a dance piece choreographed by company director, Janet Sozio: Singin’ and Dancin’ a funky twist on an old classic. Also the WHS Rhythm Project will perform for a second year featuring the work of Danny Hoctor, an influential jazz and tap artist who founded Dance Caravan. Perfidia, a latingtap number, was created by Mr. Hoctor in the 1950’s. Student works include pieces by Seniors Michelle Abrams and Carolina Rocha. With a wide variety of dance styles represented, this year’s concert will provide the audience an evening of entertaining performance.
“Footnotes” will be held at the Wellesley Middle School Auditorium on Thursday, April 7, 2011 beginning at 7:00 PM. Admission $8.00. WPS faculty and staff as well as senior citizens admitted at no charge. For more information, contact the Wellesley High School Performing Arts Department at (781) 446-6250 X4120.