‘Still Life in Motion’ has audiences dancing in their seats

It was day two of the “Still Life in Motion” concert for the performers as they swept across the Marsee Auditorium floor with dance moves consisting of jumps, fluid arm movements and animated dialogue.

A female dancer steps out from behind the heavy, red curtain and lays flat on the stage ground.

Two other women step out of from behind the same curtain, greeting the guests in different languages as they enter the auditorium.

During the first act of the performance, eight female dancers filled the stage with various dance movements that almost represented a sense of trying to reach that light in times of darkness.

Following that performance, the same eight dancers traveled down to the audience and encouraged many to partake in the dancing and had a handful of the audience dancing at their seats.

For one performer in particular, he had been excited to perform dancing in a more dark and gothic performance compared to the others.

Fermel Galeon, respiratory care major, 23, was also a performer tonight, feeling like he overcame an obstacle of his.

“The dance (piece) felt like I was cracking out of my shell,” Galeon said. “It was a different way that I was expressing myself since this isn’t one of my strongest dance pieces.”

The music playing for each dance piece had nothing to do with each other. But each performance had a storyline or theme to the pieces themselves.

Whether it be about the Japanese art of calligraphy or even simple dance moves that represent drawing or scribbles, each piece had meaning behind it.

From orchestra to modern house music, the song and dances ranged from fast and upbeat to slow and sad.

The costumes matched the various themes from Gothic gargoyles to what people would wear during a war dance in an African tribe.

Yessica Granados, biology major, 22, attended the play for her dance appreciation class.

“I think the best dance was the Ki Ken Tai Icchi dance because of the costumes and dance movements almost relating to Kung Fu,” Granados said.

Another student who attended the show for one of her classes, enjoyed this performance more than the last one she attended.

“They seemed a little more organized,” Amy Kolb, 24, psycholgy major, said. “I liked the Ki Ken Tai Icchi act because I’m part Japanese and I enjoyed seeing some of my culture incorporated in the Spring Dance Concert.”