April 27, 28, 29, 2006
It is said that dreams reveal the hidden secrets of the mind.our unmet desires, our deep seeded fears. Our unfulfilled wishes, our unresolved losses...
Are dreams simply an experience of random and absurd images, or do they have something to tell us personally and socially? This very question initiated the development of this years dance production "Dreams Made Flesh". Journey with us into the dream world and back as we expose these "hidden secrets" of the mind through dance and eventually lift the layers to a lighter and freer side of self awareness.
Dreams Made Flesh is a theme that has been developed by the Choreography and Performance class during the 2005-2006 academic year. Students in the Choreography and Performance class have designed pieces that match this theme and taught students in the Dance Technique- I, II, & III classes their choreography. In addition group pieces have been developed in the tap and Dance Technique I, II, & III for this production.
Students from all classes in the NDNU dance program have worked endless hours, many out side of their class time, to make this production possible. Thank you for joining us this evening.
Enjoy The Show!
A Note from the Theatre Chair:
I want to add my thanks and appreciation to Coleen Lorenz to those expressed by the students. Dance is, indeed, alive and well at NDNU. Dozens of students, from a variety of majors, converge on the Taube Center and the NDNU Theatre each week to participate in an expanded series of dance course and workshops. The quality of the work being accomplished in these classes, workshops and rehearsals was in evidence this year in the student dancer's performances in NDNU musicals FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, THE MUSIC OF DICKENS' A CHRISTMAS CAROL, RAZZLE DAZZLE, the Pocket Opera production of GENEVIEVE, and the FALL DANCE CONERT. The NDNU dancers also leant their talents and skills to special performance events including the NDNU President's Gala, The Peninsula Ballet Theatre's CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS and the Benefit Dance Gala at the San Mateo Center of the Performing Arts.
The installation of the new flooring in Taube Center has provided the dancers with an appropriate dance lab and rehearsal space. Ballet bars recently acquired with funds from the 2005 Gala were used by students in a ballet master class taught at NDNU by Michael Lowe, Artistic Director of the Peninsula Ballet Theatre.
Thanks also to the NDNU faculty, staff and students who work together to accommodate the demands of the wide variety of rehearsals, performances and related activities. Thank You to the audience members who have been such faithful supporters of dance and all the performing arts at NDNU over the last several years.
Welcome to NDNU MUVES- 2006. Thank you Coleen!
Chair, NDNU Theatre Arts Department
Producer- Michael B. Elkins
Director- Coleen Lorenz
Technical Director- R. Dutch Fritz
Lighting Designer- R.Dutch Fritz
Stage Manager- Cassandra Sasano
Shop Forman- Tom Earlywine
Assistant Producer- Mary Hill
Sound Designer- Larry Rice
Wardrobe & Costumes- Mary Hill
Assistant Stage Manager- Jenni Salmeron
Sound Technician -Michael Dougherty
Light Board Operator- John Wayne Hanes
House Manager- Mary Hill
Video - Simply Interactive- Rusty Warden
Photography- Ed Wang
Stage Assistants- Julie McPherson, Danielle
Shop Assistants -Gina Rodondi,
Sarah Rose Butler, Cassandra Sasano
Program Design- Mary Hill
SPECIAL THANKS TO: Larry Rice, Ed Wang, Dutch Fritz, Mike Reed, NDHS, NDNU Theatre Staff and Faculty. Thank you for making this dance show a success. It would not have been possible without you!
The Dance program at NDNU is part of the Theatre Arts Department. The dance curriculum provides a strong program in technical dance, choreography and performance and theatrical dance education. It is designed to meet the dance education and training needs of students from the Theatre and Musical Theatre majors. Courses in the NDNU Dance program are open to students from all NDNU majors.