Songs, dance forms explore emotions

By Jason Fierstein

Arizona Daily Wildcat

As finals approach and stressed students look to outlets for their tensed craniums, the UA dance program presents its semester extravaganza production, "Love, Dance and the Frug." Choreographed by UA faculty and graduate students, the dance concert explores a variety of emotions through original dance form and song.

One piece in the production, "The Dead," by Mary Marshall, explores one woman's recollections of her first true love and its adverse effects on her present relationship with her husband. In "Slumber On" by Melissa Lowe, a young woman consumes herself in a fantasy world driven by her fears to accept the loss of her loved ones. The production includes ballet, modern and jazz dance forms.

Melissa Lowe, associate professor in the dance program, observes: "I have seen just a remarkable change in the talent of the students. The quality is of the highest level. Audience members have come shocked and astounded at the caliber of the students' performances. There is a little something for everyone in this show."

"Love, Death and the Frug," a dance concert presented by the dance committee at UA, will be performed tonight at Ina E. Gittings Dance Theater on campus. Showtime is at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available through the dance office. For more information, call 621-4698.

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