Mercyhurst Dancers put you on the EDGE

The Mercyhurst College Dance Department presents The Mercyhurst Dancers in Raw Edges VII, Saturday, Feb. 4, at 2 and 7 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 5, at 2 p.m. in the Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center.

Tickets are $10 for general admission and can be purchased at the door or by calling 824-3000.

This is the eighth year The Mercyhurst Dancers have presented this program of innovative new works by emerging choreographers. Artistic Director, Mark Santillano, says "With the wide variety of styles being presented, there really is something for everyone."

The pieces are a culmination of work produced in the Choreography II and III classes. The students are responsible for virtually every aspect of the production. They conduct the audition, cast their pieces, schedule rehearsals, costume their dancers, consult with the lighting designer, in addition to choreographing and rehearsing their dances. Santillano and Michael Gleason, Mercyhurst College Dance Department faculty member, have been coaching and conducting adjudications for the classes. "I'm constantly surprised by these young choreographers who are always on the cutting edge, testing their limits." says Santillano.

Each performance will highlight some of the young choreographers in an intermission chat with the audience speaking about their new works and answering questions from the audience.
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