Seniors to perform in self-choreographed “Catch 22” dance series


    A group of graduating seniors from the School for Classical and Contemporary Dance will perform for the last time in their self-choreographed four-part performance series "Catch 22."

    The series begins Wednesday, April 16 and extends through Saturday, April 20, Jana Hilja, a senior dance major, said.

    All four concerts will be presented the first two evenings of the series, with a show starting at 6 p.m., a reception at 7:15 p.m. and a second performance at 8 p.m, Hilja said.

    The final two evenings, the same shows will run but there will be a question and answer portion at 7 p.m. with the choreographers, according to the press release. 

    This will be an opportunity for the seniors to show off what they have learned during their four-year careers at the university, Susan Douglas Roberts, a performer, choreographer and professor of dance, said.

    “Many of them are both choreographing and performing," Douglas Roberts said. "Our program has a focus in performance and choreography, so it is the capstone, it is their chance to show who they are.” 

    The senior choreographers designed the costumes and lighting as well as the production and promotion of the event, senior modern dance major Jessica Ho said. 

    Sara Paull, a senior ballet major, said the seniors have been working diligently on choreography and production.

    “It is definitely a lot of work, but it is a great experience getting to see your work on stage after all that practice,” Paull said. 

    General admission is $10 and tickets cost $5 for faculty and staff with a valid TCU ID or a student ID from other institutions. The performances will be held in Erma Lowe Hall, according to the press release.

    Tickets can be purchased at the door with cash or check only. For more information and reserved tickets, contact 817-257-4255.

    This story was updated on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 10:27 a.m.