Some people like to dance the night away.
The Pierce Theater Department, however, would rather say, trip and twirl all weekend long. The dance concert series The Movement hits the stage Friday and Saturday, Nov. 9 and 10, at 8 p.m., following a matinee show on Sunday, Nov. 11, at 2 p.m.
According to dance and theater instructor Brian Moe, the dancers performing in the shows are a combination of 70 Pierce and Taft High school students.
“We also have Taft High School students performing with us, so they are doing two numbers and we have six student choreographers and one piece by the Pierce College dance group,” Moe said.
Moe also expressed how this concert is different from others due to its eclectic use of genres in the dance world, featuring various forms and styles of dancing.
“There’s a lot of hip hop this year, salsa, modern, jazz, funk. There’s something there for everybody, so it is going to be a really good concert,” Moe said.
Moe hopes people will become inspired to audition for the next dance show in the spring after seeing the performances.
“Dancing is performing arts so it has to be seen to be enjoyed. We have auditions at the the beginning of every semester. So if you look for those flyers, you can come audition and then from there you go into the rehearsal process,” Moe said.
Joyanne Tracy, one of the dance group said her love of dancing stumps the reality of the intensive labor that goes into performing
“Dance is like an exercise, But I don’t feel like i’m exercising, but I don’t feel it like exercising I feel like performing I just making other people happy which makes me happy. It’s just lovely,” Tracy said.
Yesenia Alvorodo, one of the performers in the dance concert stated that she is interested in transferring to a university as a dance major.
Alvorodo expressed how she has created a deep connection with her fellow dance partners and feels she has learned a lot being involved in this show.
“It is very fun to dance with a group, it is like a family,” Alvorodo said.
Katya Castillo, another member of the dance group said she enjoys dancing for her own innate love for the art and also regarded the dance group as a close between friends.
“Actually I prefer to dance for myself than others, sometimes I struggle dancing, but I love it. With the group I definitely feel better. I feel the energy of the others and we push each other especially when it is competition,” Castillo said.
You can buy tickets to attend the event at www.brownpapertickets.com for $10. Or you can buy the tickets at door, but it is recommended that you arrive a half hour early.