Aerial work highlights ‘circlesWEshare’ at Casper College
“circlesWEshare,” a new dance concert conceived, choreographed, and directed by Jodi Youmans-Jones, will debut on Thursday, Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the Barbara N. and Leland F. Scifers Dance Theatre. The concert will feature dancers performing aerial work through silks and harnesses. The dance concert runs Feb. 23-25 and March 2-4.
“(The dancers) have learned how to move and be comfortable in aerial work through silks and harnesses and have embraced the ideas of flying, spinning, and partnering on the ground, at a medium height with silks, and at all levels,” said Youmans-Jones. The cast and crew spent a week of intense training with Andrea Gentry, a senior flying director with ZFX, Inc., a service provider for flying effects.
Youmans-Jones began working with the ideas of community, impactful relationships, and traditions and rituals that make humans complete. “Our lives are consistently intersecting with others and with the entities such as science, nature, and history,” said Youmans-Jones. “I kept coming back to the idea that what we do every day affects not just our lives but all those we have intersected with, and together we create multiple communities. Your circle of people and events affects my circle, and together we create a third community continuing to create more circles,” she added. According to Youmans-Jones, everyone involved in the production hopes that concertgoers will open their minds and spaces and allow the circles in “circlesWEshare” to transport them and let them experience the circles present.
Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased by calling 307-268-2500, toll-free at 800-442-2963, ext. 2500, in person at the box office, which is open Monday-Friday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., or online. Tickets for each performance are $12 for adults and $10 for students aged 5 to 18. A matinee will be performed on March 4 at 2 p.m.
The Barbara N. and Leland F. Scifers Dance Theatre is in the Gertrude Krampert Center for Theatre and Dance on the Casper College campus.
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