Nearly ten months ago two of Chaminade’s high school dance students donned dance costumes and hard hats for a photo shoot on what would soon be their stage in the Tutor Family Center for the Performing Arts. As amazing as that experience was, walking into a brand new dance classroom was even better, and the best is yet to come.
On Friday, May 4, 2012, the dance program will take the Tutor Center stage for the first time with their annual dance concert. This year’s performance, The Attic, is the story of two small children who are left in the care of their cold and distant aunt after their young mother’s passing. They find an attic full of memories of “a Circus InBetween” – the place where their mother and aunt grew up. In doing so, the children reconnect with their mother, and form a sweet connection with their aunt. There are many things in The Attic for the audience to discover, and guests will enjoy contemporary and lyrical dance, in addition to Irish dance, belly dancing, and a beautiful Pointe piece.
Dance teacher and Chaminade alumna, Tarrylee Silke ’86 says, “Student choreography is at an all-time high…We will be hosting an aerial pre-show outside in the Tutor Center’s courtyard.” Dancers will introduce aerial straps with a routine featuring Alexya Garcia ’12 and Jake Speyer ’12. The routine was choreographed and trained by alumna, Marissa Pfaff ’06, who currently trains and performs with the Circus Center in San Francisco.
The Attic runs at the Tutor Center (West Hills campus) on May 4, 5, 6, 11 and 12. All shows begin at 7:00 p.m., except for the May 6 performance, which is a matinee at 4:00 p.m. To purchase tickets, guests may download an order form, or purchase tickets at the door on performance dates. For more information, please contact Ms. Silke at firstname.lastname@example.org.