FVCC Theatre Dance Showcase Returns to Wow Audiences for a Second Time
Following on the heels of the wildly successful Flathead Valley Community College Dance Showcase that premiered last March comes the second installment of performances created by a select group of dance enthusiasts and students of all ages and experiences at the college this month.
Karissa Brown, lead choreographer and organizer of the second dance showcase, is very optimistic about the results of a repeat performance.
“The interest from the first Dance Showcase was infectious,” she laughed. “We pretty much had to do another, both for the students and our community.”
Nearly an understatement, the opening night of FVCC Dance Showcase was less than standing-room-only making it the largest attended production in the history of FVCC Theatre. With several individual choreographers, a couple of local groups including the Valley-famous Flathead Swing Group and the expert technical design of the FVCC Theatre faculty, the upcoming production of the FVCC Summer Dance Showcase is sure to be equally as lauded.
The concept of the Dance Showcase was born when several FVCC Theatre lead dancers realized that while the program provides ample opportunities to anyone interested in performing in diverse roles from Shakespearean productions to musicals, there was little opportunity for dance roles. With a green light from the theatre directors, the dance team (on their own time and resources) choreographed several numbers, invited groups from all over the Valley to perform, and rehearsed tirelessly, often having to share space and rehearsal time with other conflicting shows in the same department. Their effort paid off to the extreme when the first Dance Showcase not only exploded the audience capacity, but theatre-goers demanded a second chance to see the dancers and their work again within the year.
The Summer Dance Showcase will open the FVCC Summer Theatre Series with performances on June 17 and 18 at 7 p.m. in the FVCC Theatre inside the Arts and Technology Building on the FVCC campus. Tickets are $5 for general admission and free admission for students. Advanced tickets are available for purchase at the FVCC Bookstore during normal business hours or online at www.fvcc.edu/fvcctheatre. Any remaining tickets will be available for purchase at the door. For more information, contact Brown at 471-0714.