‘City Moves’ is packed with emotions

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“City Moves,” San Diego City College’s fall dance concert, will be staged Nov. 18 and 19 at the Saville Theatre.

The Visual and Performing Arts Department will present a total of 11 dances choreographed by faculty and students.

The concert will introduce the audience to an assemblage of emotions, themes and music styles, such as jazz, hip-modern and salsa.

“Dance @ City” is a dance club and the name under which the Dance Department and recitals want to be known on campus, in the community and among dancers.

“We are trying to build our brand,” the co-chair of the Visual and Performing Arts Department, Alicia Rincon, said.

For this show, 12 students presented their dances and eight of them were selected.

“We allowed the students to be as creative as they want. We want to prepare the students for a four- year college,” Rincon said.

Eighteen-year-old dance major Regina Taylor is one of the student choreographers on “City Moves.”

“‘Haunted Ghost’s’ movements are based on Beyonce’s voice, and how powerful it is,” Taylor said.

Francisco Ruiz, a 20-year-old dance major, performs “Unsteady” and “Dangerous Women” in this concert and this is his second year  of participation.

“I’m pretty excited,” Ruiz said, adding that  it was a great opportunity to work with his classmates and “family at City.”

The program won’t stop during the intermission. Rincon prepared a salsa dance for the audience.

The dance concert will be at the Saville Theatre on Nov. 18 at 8 p.m. and on the 19th at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.  Tickets are $10, cash only, at the door. For more information:  arincon@sdccd.edu or  619-388-3653.

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