This weekend was the annual Macalester Fall Dance Concert. The Theater and Dance department puts on two dance concerts each year. The spring show is entirely student run so the fall show is special because it gives students a chance to see the choreography that their teachers are working on. As a dance student it’s always an exciting surprise to see faculty choreographic vision. I get used to the way my professors and instructors teach, and the kind of movement they use in class. So it always seems fresh and surprising when a different movement vocabulary appears in their pieces, or when I see familiar phrases from class appear in the context of a production.
This semester the dancers and tech crew had a really strong sense of community. There were a lot of students new to dance and as a member of the tech crew; none of us had previous experience with our roles in the production. While this was hectic at times, it made both us and the dancers more flexible about helping out wherever was necessary. The show was really beautiful and had a wide range of dance styles.