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Dancing to their own beat at Faculty Dance

Palomar Collage held its annual Faculty May 6, at the Howard Brubeck Theatre at the San Marcos Campus, Johnny Jones/The Telescope
Palomar Collage held its annual Faculty May 6, at the Howard Brubeck Theatre at the San Marcos Campus, Johnny Jones/The Telescope

Vibrant colors, unique lighting and intriguing stories were woven into each piece. From the use of point of view to the creativity of silhouettes, the Faculty Dance show was one to remember, both visually and auditory. Instrumental performances were mostly performed by dance faculty while their students were on stage.

On May 6 through the 8 at the Brubeck Theatre, the Dance Department intertwined dance classes, students and faculty to create a grand performance filled with multiple genres of dancing, intrinsic storylines and music pieces which made each dance its own.

The Hawaiian and Tahitian dancing could not be ignored with its deep drums, loud but short vocals and the dancers swift and rhythmic hip movements promptly

Palomar Collage held its annual Faculty May 6, at the Howard Brubeck Theatre at the San Marcos Campus. Johnny Jones/The Telescope
Palomar Collage held its annual Faculty May 6, at the Howard Brubeck Theatre at the San Marcos Campus. Johnny Jones/The Telescope

moving to the beat while their hands sway in the air. Their smiles didn’t fade once as they slowly extended into the crowds during the second half of the show.

For three hours the audience received a two act show with fifteen performances total which had some of the most diverse selection of dancing performed by Palomar’s Dance Department.

“I felt the rhythms, it was beautiful”, said Palomar student Jolyon Maxilom

Patrician Mead, the Dance Department Chair, directed the Faculty Dance. Since being at Palomar, she has created a prestigious and comprehensive program.

After the show, dancer Nathalie Hodge said, “There are a lot of new dancers that are new to the dance dep. this time. So they are trying out new styles and this is their first time performing on stage so that is what kinda makes this show special.”

 Johnny Jones/The Telescope
Johnny Jones/The Telescope

Performances included dancing styles from Cuba, the Middle east, Brazil and Hawaii with each performance expressing an individual emotion reflected in that culture. Other high energy pieces included belly dancing and tap emphasized deeper emotions that were expressed with more contemporary and modern styles of dancing.

Attendant Marsy Shore said, “The lighting and the presentation of all the shows has been really good”

The dedication and talent these dancers demonstrated awestruck the audience and their own professors.

Full time faculty and one of the Choreographers, Molly Faulkner said, “Im just proud of all of them. I think they are just doing a great job”.

 

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