Unravel and Drop, a dance production featuring both student and professional choreography, is set to premiere Friday.
The production is expected to bring “a wide range of student and professional talent to the stage in (a) diverse and memorable evening of dance,” according to a press release from the Theatre and Dance Department.
Katie Trigg, Heidi Prendergast and Mimi Ferrie, all senior dance majors, will be performing in the production.
All three of the students choreographed pieces which will be featured in the concert. Additionally, two works choreographed by professionals will be featured.
“I took classes from (Jennifer Nugent) this summer in New York and asked her if she would create a piece for me to do,” Trigg said. “She agreed, and the piece turned out really cool.”
Ferrie learned her piece from San Francisco-based choreographer Kathleen Hermesdorf, whom she met this summer at a dance festival.
“It is kind of funny, because by default, we all ended up with similar styles,” said Trigg.
The concert will focus on a variety of issues, ranging from individuality and personal reflection to relationships and generational gaps.
“I want people to be engaged and have some sort of opinion about what they see,” Trigg said. “I don’t want non-dancers to just come and view the show. I want them to get something out of it. I tried to make my piece about art rather than entertainment.”
Trigg also said that two of the pieces will be performed on a set, which is unusual for a dance concert.
The three students involved in the production are all bachelor of fine arts degree candidates. Unravel and Drop will be performed in the Irey Theatre and will run from Dec. 8 to Dec. 10.