On behalf of the entire faculty of the Dance program at the School of Music, Theatre and Dance at Colorado State University, you are invited to a reception on Saturday evening, April 21st honoring the thirty years of service of Jane Slusarski-Harris. Jane has served as the program head for Dance for three decades, during which time she shared her unwavering passion for the art form and nurtured and trained hundreds of students. This gathering will immediately follow Saturday evening’s Spring Dance Concert in the main lobby of the University Center for the Arts. We hope that you will join us for a wonderful evening of dance, followed by this celebration of our esteemed colleague and friend! Light refreshments will be served.
“As director of dance, I am delighted to invite you to our Spring Dance Concert during my last semester at CSU,” said Jane Slusarski-Harris, who retires at the end of the academic year. “This is a spectacular production created by our exceptionally talented faculty, staff, and students. With contributions from CSU musicians, choreographers, performers, designers, and technicians, this concert of variety and pure fun will captivate your body, mind, and spirit!”
On the concert, Madeline Harvey, assistant professor of dance, reimagines her original work Komorebi (Japanese for sunlight filtering through the leaves of trees). Set to Max Bruch’s Kol Nidrei, the choreography explores themes of loss and hope and was inspired by real-life stories from members of the National Organization of Parents of Murdered Children. Amber Mazurana, IMPACT Dance Company and CSU faculty member, recreates These Moments with live music by CSU staff pianist David McArthur. Originally created for IMPACT Dance Company in 2017, Mazurana continues exploring the subtle to abrasive moments that define our lives, exposing our shared humanity and essential need of support. The concert also includes faculty members Madeline and Matthew Harvey’s premiere their Original Contemporary Pas De Deux, as well as a performance by the Contemporary Repertory Ensemble class, under the direction and choreography of Judy Bejarano. Join us! CSU System Passport eligible.