Spring 2009 Dance Concert

The Lonestar College-Kingwood dance program is proud to present a spring dance concert on Tuesday, April 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the SFA Performing Arts Theatre on campus.

Connections is an exciting and rousing array of dances choreographed by adjunct faculty members, Patricia King and Tiffany Nirider, as well as several dance students. The pieces on the evening's program will exude emotion and heart as many of the pieces explore relationships and human connection. The show promises to be an exciting night not only for the dancers, but for the audience as well.

Several guest artists will also be presenting work.  They include Betsy Larabee, Kingwood Jazz and Company, Kingwood Dance Theater and TXA Dance Company.  Larabee, who is co-choreographing with King, will stage a piece entitled Lift to Solace.  It "depicts how the support of friends will comfort us and lift us up in difficult times until we are able to build the strength to nurture ourselves," states King. 

"Unexpected, Unanticipated, Unforeseen," as explained by choreographer Nirider, "started out as a restaging from a repertory piece.  However, as I started setting the piece on the Kingwood students, it unexpectedly began to take on new meaning.  This piece represents those moments in life when you think you have everything under control and then something happens to steer you into a direction that you could not have anticipated.  Although at times a bit unnerving, those moments lead you to discover things, people, and/or events that you never would have encountered otherwise."

Nirider will also present, One, performed by the jazz dance class.  It is a reflection of the notion that as unique as each one of us is, we are still one human race on one planet experiencing common struggles, joys, fears and dreams.

According to King, the modern dance class will perform Reconnect the Disconnect which "explores the way that life's busy, hectic, fast pace can keep us from noticing and connecting with each other and the world around us."  This work incorporates movement that the students have developed as well as King's choreography.

King's other work, The Yearning, is "a contemporary, expressive work exploring the themes of love, death, grief and longing for what is lost."  It will be performed by students enrolled in the ballet class.

Students Joshua Ates and Kristina Legaye will appear in a duet they choreographed together entitled Remembrance, which explores the turmoil and tenderness inherent in a loving relationship.

These represent a small sample of the pieces that will be presented.  Tickets for Connections are $5 general admission and will be available at the door.  For additional information call 281-312-1532.

Online and telephone registration for May mini-term, summer and fall terms is going on now at Kingwood.LoneStar.edu/registration or 281-591-6625.  On-site registration is available during regular office hours.  New students attending for the first time from other colleges or universities must have an official college transcript sent to Lone Star College-Kingwood prior to registration and should also complete the online admissions application at www.lonestar.edu/apply.

For general information about Lone Star College-Kingwood, call 281-312-1600 or visit our Web site at Kingwood.LoneStar.edu.

Lone Star College System consists of five colleges, including Cy-Fair, Kingwood, Montgomery, North Harris, and Tomball, six centers and the Lone Star College-University Center. With over 50,000 students, it is the largest college system in the Houston area, and third largest community college district in Texas.