“Arachnea” being performed by Marji Himes (Angie L. Pineda)
Angie L. Pineda
The Winderdance performance was presented by students enrolled in the dance classes through Saddleback College’s Kinesiology program at the McKinney Theatre Nov. 15 at 1 p.m.
Director of the dance chair Dorothy Anderson Garant, who has been teaching at Saddleback since 1990, said that the Winterdance performance is the 46th concert she has directed.
“The Winterdance 2012 concert is an entertaining, thoughtful and diverse evening of dance with pieces like Brush on Silk by Sharon Rest Haas, Heroes by MarjiHimes, At the Edge of the Shadow by DeidreCavazzi, my own Arachnea and others.” Garant said.
The dance techniques that were used for the performance was ballet, jazz, modern, tap, Latin dance and social dance.
There were a variety of ten performances all together, some in which evoked emotion from the audience.
Heroes in particular portrayed families waiting for their loved ones who have gone to war.
The family began dancing around military duffel bag and were later joined by soldiers who integrated military training moves into the actual dance.
“I am extremely proud of the dance faculty’s imagination and the dedication given to our students in preparation for dance as a career,” Garant said.
Hip Hop on the Risewas an upbeat performance that excited the audience who cheered and shouted as the dancers spread onto the stage. The dance included Anthony Tuason and Kimberly Baglino-Tuason who graduated from Saddleback and who are now are invited by the faculty to perform and help choreograph some dances. They both have grown in dance together and have expanded their talents into the professional dance world.
“My career as a dancer and choreographer blossomed all because of this program … it’s incredible,” Baglino-Tuason said. “It’s done a lot for me and I met my husband!”
In order to be a part of the Winterdance 2013 performance the students must be signed up for dance and production or rehearsal performance classes. The auditions will be held Jan. 24 at 1:30 p.m. and Jan. 25 at 7 p.m.