Figments Youth Dance Ensemble presents ‘Moving Forward’ at two shows in West Hartford – We-Ha

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The pieces that will be performed in “Moving Forward” were choreographed by teenagers from West Hartford and the surrounding area..

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Connecticut’s next generation of choreographers will create original works on stage at the Hoffman Auditorium located in the Bruyette Athenaeum at Saint Joseph University in West Hartford in two performances: Saturday February 2 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday 2 February. 3, at 2 p.m.

“Moving forward” is the theme of this concert of modern dance works designed and performed by members of Figments – a non-profit, pre-professional dance ensemble of 15 talented young dancers from central and eastern Connecticut.

Suitable for all ages, this dance collection is designed to inspire audiences while showcasing this unique program, which places choreography in the hands of teenagers who have long studied dance and successfully auditioned in this troupe. welded. Tickets cost $ 15 for adults, $ 10 for students and seniors, or $ 5 with a Université de Saint-Joseph ID card at the door from one hour before time of day. spectacle.

Founded in 1993 by director Heidi Klecak, Figments Youth Dance Ensemble (FYDE) brings together dancers from across Connecticut to collaborate and share their passion for the creative movement. Company members, aged 10 to 18, rehearse at Trinity College, Hartford from September to January in preparation for this annual performance, which features original pieces in small groups and as a full ensemble. Students are mentored by Klecak and Assistant Director Haley Zdebski during their choreography process, are encouraged to explore the invention of movement through improvisation, and learn performance techniques.

Ticket sales and concessions support and support this independent non-profit organization. Donations are tax deductible. For more information about the show and FYDE, visit figmentsdance.org or call 860-684-3532.

The Hoffman Auditorium is located in the Bruyette Athenaeum on the campus of the University of Saint Joseph, 1678 Asylum Avenue, West Hartford. Ample free parking is available. The university’s art museum, located in the same building, is open for free before and after the Sunday performance.

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