FSU’s “Metamorphosis” Spring Dance Concert a Collaboration of Alumni and Students
Frostburg State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance will present its annual Spring Dance Concert, “Metamorphosis,” on Friday, May 9, and Saturday, May 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center’s Drama Theatre. The concert is a celebration of the past, present and future of dance at FSU.
“Metamorphosis” is a collaboration and creative venture that encompasses a vibrant montage of dance styles, personalities and creative visions. “It is amazing to think that for 32 years dance has been a part of the FSU legacy and continues to evolve with each new class,” said Jamie McGreevy, FSU class of 2006, who is the coordinator of the dance minor and director of the company. “This is a unique and exciting production. … Everyone involved in this semester’s production is either an alumnus or current student and is setting, or rather raising, the bar for future students of the program!”
Alongside McGreevy, the department welcomes five returning FSU alumni to share their choreographic visions and insight with the company, as well as three alumni on the production team.
Coty Warn, class of 2006, has been working with FSU Company members on a fun, steamy, musical theater number to Cole Porter’s “Too Darn Hot.” Warn, who has returned to the region as the owner and director of the Mountain City Center of the Arts in Frostburg, said, “Coming back to FSU and creating movement with Jamie and the FSU dance company has been an exciting, inspiring adventure. I feel so honored to have the opportunity to work with such collaborative, positive, creative artists. Jamie, as well as the dancers, continually renews my love for music and movement exploration.”
Elisabeth Collins, class of 2011, returns to the position of choreographer for this concert, presenting a self-reflective contemporary work. “Coming back as an alumna to work with the FSU dance company is both an honor and a pleasure,” she said. “I’m thrilled to see the program that was so important to my FSU experience flourishing artistically and professionally.”
Other guest choreographers include Samantha Flowers and Caitlin Moore, class of 2013, and Danny Durr, class of 2009. Alums also include Production Manager Gordon Duguid, class of 2005; Costume Supervisor Jennifer Clark, class of 1999; and Lighting Designer David Knotts, class of 2014.
The dance minor at FSU has been providing technical training, performance opportunities and a means of personal expression for students since 1982.
The program is family-friendly. Tickets are $6 for students and $12 for the general public. Group reservations are available. For reservations and information, call the Theatre and Dance box office at 301-687-7462, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 to 4 p.m.
Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 7:30pm
Drama Theatre, PAC
101 Braddock Road, Frostburg, MD, Frostburg