Story by Deborah Salazar/Viking News
LBCC performing arts department presented its fall dance ensemble in concert Friday-Sunday, Nov. 18-20.
In the lobby, concession tables included refreshments, raffle tickets and roses for sale.
Meanwhile backstage, dancers were practicing with anticipation like children playing on a playground. However, once the curtain rose the dancers became professional performers. The show began with a spiritual roller coaster ride of emotions with dance. The choreography and music had the audience tapping their feet and clapping their hands.
Each dance routine consisted of a powerful display and the body language accompanied with the array of music was delightful and amazing to watch.
During intermission raffle tickets were called by Joshua Dunn, a student with many talents, house manager, emcee and comedian. Dunn captivated the audience with laughter as he announced the raffle winners.
In the lobby, a photo booth with props was set up for the guests. It was a popular spot at intermission.
Brian Chem, engineering major and Katrin Martinez, a kinesiology major, took pictures, having fun with the props in the photo booth.
Chen said the performance was “vibrant”. Martinez said the show was “very well put together” and they both were enjoying themselves. Eireonna Trice, a nursing major, during intermission picked up her raffle ticket gift, a basket of fragrances. Trice said she enjoyed the performances and the master of ceremonies was really funny.
The show ended with a tribute to the veterans. “Stars and Stripes Forever” was choreographed by Stephanie Powell, in memory of her father, William Powell Sr.
The music was by John Philip Sousa.
The student choreographers, production crew, performing arts faculty, music faculty, theatre faculty and the performing arts staff, faculty choreographers, and stage manager collaborated to make the concert a success.