The Wellesley High School Performing Arts Department presents the Moving Company in “Footnotes” a collaborative performance bringing 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 an eleventh season performance, and the WMS Mighty Steppers will join the program for its fourth 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. They will also be joined by students from Dana Hall School (director Devon Fitchett) and Cambridge School of Weston (director Martha Armstrong Grey).
Members of the Wellesley High School Moving Company will be performing a dance piece choreographed by company director, Janet Sozio. The students will dance a multi-part piece, inspired by the concept of rhythm. This work showcases many styles of dance including a Ghanaian stick dance, step and pop. The WHS Wind Ensemble drummers will also be featured. Seniors Jamilia Simon and La’Asia Trusty worked in collaboration with Ms. Sozio and created the dynamic step routine that will be a part of this work. Also the WHS Rhythm Project will perform for a fourth year in a work titled “Going Up”, an a cappella routine set in an elevator. Student works include pieces choreographed by sophomore Neda Shabestari and junior Alana Rosenbloom. With a wide array of dance styles represented, this year’s concert will provide the audience an evening of entertaining performance.
“Footnotes” will be held at the Katherine L. Babson, Jr, Auditorium at Wellesley High School in Wellesley, MA. on Thursday, April 11, 2013 beginning at 7:00 PM. Admission: Adults $8.00; Students K-12 $5.00; WPS faculty/ staff and senior citizens free. Tickets available at the door. For more information, contact the WHS Performing Arts Department at (781) 446-6250 X4120.