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Student Dance Company Showcase at the Capitol Theater, Jan. 5 & 6

Dance company showcase performers webWillimantic, CT, Dec. 18, 2017 -- EASTCONN’s Arts at the Capitol Theater (ACT) will present VS., the 2018 student dance company showcase on Fri. and Sat., Jan. 5 and 6, 2018, at 7 p.m., on the Capitol Theater’s main stage, 896 Main St., Willimantic. This family-friendly, annual dance performance is open to the public.

The evening will feature a variety of original solo, duet and group performances choreographed by student dance majors at ACT. ACT will also welcome special guest artist and ACT alumni Daniel Marinelli.

In preparing for VS., students reflected on forms of conflict to inspire their creative works. Through a range of dance genres, students will portray elements of conflict between man and the self, nature and the unknown.

Several performances will incorporate 3D holographic images, a technology being used for the first time on the ACT stage and made possible through collaboration with ACT’s audio/visual department.

ACT students performing in VS. include seniors Devin Beaudry (Canterbury), Hailie Brytowski (Putnam), Alesha Coppinger (Colchester), Andrea Gutierrez-Valadez’s (Willimantic), Deborah Rolon (New London), Theresse Weigand-Watkinson (Norwich) and Dineyshka Valdes-Alicea’s (Willimantic). Juniors include Deysha Cardona (Windham), Yasmine Aumaree’s (Willimantic) and Zoie Milhomme (Putnam). Sophomores include Madison Nelson (Lebanon), Tiani Gardner (Norwich) and India Harper (New London).

Tickets are $5 for ACT students and alumni, $8 for seniors and students and $10 for adults. Tickets may be reserved in advance by calling the Capitol Theater’s Main Office at 860-465-5636. The Capitol Theater Box Office is also open one hour before show time for walk-up ticket sales.

Learn more about ACT at www.eastconn.org/act. ACT is a public, performing arts magnet high school administered by EASTCONN. EASTCONN is a public, non-profit Regional Educational Service Center that has been serving the education needs of northeastern Connecticut schools and communities since 1980. www.eastconn.org.