Perpich Dance Students Find Home in ‘Sense of Place’
Students at Perpich Center for Arts Education are putting the final touches on a performance that took all semester to create.
The performance is titled “Sense of Place” in reference to the hometowns of the dancers and the sense of place that they find in the studio.
“We have a lot of upbeat jazz and we have a lot of slower, more modern movement so I think there’s a lot of diversity in the dance,” said Perpich student Estelle Bolier.
The students were assisted by guest artist Darrius Strong and they collaborated to choreograph the show.
“We all came together to dance and to choreography so the process of choreography is very much a community thing,” said Elyse Ulmen, a Perpich student.
“Sense of Place” has 22 student-choreographed dances. The show runs from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 7 and Friday, Dec. 8. Admission is free and open to the public. Each performance has one intermission.