KENOSHA — The Carthage College dance program presents its fall show, “Nimble Attitudes,” Friday through Sunday, Dec. 8-10, in Wartburg Theatre of the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Natural and Social Sciences at Carthage, 2001 Alford Park Drive.
The program features a variety of genres including tap, ballet, contemporary, modern and postmodern, as well as hints of Will Smith and Jackie Chan. Carthage dancers perform new and revitalized works, including signature pieces by American Dance Legacy Initiative choreographers David Parsons and Sophie Maslow.
In the lobby preceding each show, students enrolled in the “Dance Theory and Practices” course will present pieces based on Bryan Stevenson’s book “Just Mercy.” A talk-back session will be held after the Saturday night performance to reflect on the themes and composition.
Stacy Pottinger, who has performed professionally since 1996, serves as artistic director for the show. She directs the dance minorat Carthage.
Guest artists for the show include Kristina Saldarelli, Joey Hernandez and Courtney Petrocci, encompassing the experiences of professional dancers, lecturers, professors and artistic directors across the nation. The performance also features two student choreographers: Carthage seniors Stephanie Van Wieringen and Jordan Nazos.
Shows will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets cost $14 for adults, $10 for seniors 55 and older and $8 for students with a valid ID. They can be purchased online at www.carthage.edu/tickets or call 262-551-6661.