NEXUS: A CSN STUDENT DANCE CONCERT
March 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm$5 - $8
CSN FINE ARTS DEPARTMENT PRESENTS
A STUDENT DANCE CONCERT
INCLUDING INDEPENDENT WORKS BY,
DONIESHA CUNNINGHAM, KAYLEE HANNIG, AND ARIADNA RAMIREZ
Nexus – A connection or series of connections linking two or more things. The CSN student choreographers create raw and organic choreography to connect with each other and the audience through their passion for dance. This concert will present new works that take inspiration from the choreographers’ life experiences, and express their emotional connection to dance. With unique music, movement, and concepts, Nexus presents choreography that will connect to the audience.
Nexus takes place on Friday, March 23, at 7:00 p.m. in the Nicholas J. Horn Theater at the College of Southern Nevada on the North Las Vegas campus located at 3200 East Cheyenne Avenue, one-mile East of I-15 North.
Ticket prices are $8 for general admission and $5 for students and seniors. To purchase tickets online, please visit the PAC’s website at: www.csn.edu/pac. For more information, please contact CSN’s Performing Arts Center Box Office at 702-651-LIVE (5483). CSN’s Performing Arts Center provides quality artistic, cultural, educational, and entertainment opportunities for the college and the community.
About the Student Choreographers
Doniesha Cunningham was born in St.Louis, Missouri. She fell in love with music and everything related at a young age. She is a self taught dancer, singer, and artist. In 2012, she met Billy Wandick at Reconciliation Apostolic Ministries and danced under his direction for four years. In 2016, Doniesha graduated from Mojave High School in North Las Vegas, Nevada and proceeded to College of Southern Nevada. This is where she was introduced to Kelly Roth, who began to mold her into the dancer and choreographer she is today. She plans on finishing her certificate of achievement in Dance and proceeding to the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York, as well as broadcasting her works around the world.
Kaylee Hannig started dancing at a young age and has been passionate about it ever since. She trained at The Dance Zone in Henderson, Nevada in various styles of dance. She is currently furthering her education in the dance department at the College of Southern Nevada, and is working towards attaining her Certificate of Achievement in Dance. In 2017, Kaylee performed with Kelly Roth and Dancers in the Red Rock Dance Festival and the Las Vegas Dance in the Desert Festival. Kaylee also received a scholarship to the Red Rock Dance Festival workshop and performed in the Paul Taylor Repertory performance in 2017. Kaylee is drawn to dance because it allows her to express herself and connect with others. She looks forward to continuing her journey as a choreographer and growing as a dance artist.
Ariadna Ramirez started dancing at the age of 16 at the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts. Since then she has continued dancing at the College of Southern Nevada dance department and with Kelly Roth and Dancers. She is currently working on obtaining her Certificate of Achievement in Dance at CSN. She has had the privilege of dancing at the Smith Center with Broadway in the Hood, at the 2017 Dance in the Desert Festival, and at the 2017 Cinemacon for 20th Century Fox. Ariadna is currently working as a choreographer for an upcoming musical that will premiere the summer of 2018. Ariadna uses her experience in music and makeup to bring her dances to life. She is driven by the arts to keep expanding her creativity in order to create new projects.
● Metamorphosis created by Doneisha Cunningham, is about the hardships she’s dealt with in life. She had a hard time trusting her process to become something beautiful. Doniesha hopes to inspire the audience to trust the process and the end result, because even after the rain there’s a rainbow.
● Crossing Paths created by Kaylee Hannig, explores the relationship of interaction and energy between the dancers. When creating the movement Kaylee was inspired by connections between individuals, and how others can positively affect one’s life.
● Obstāculum created by Ariadna Ramirez, was inspired by the barriers in life that people overcome in order to find their true selves and happiness. Ariadna hopes to inspire the audience to overcome any barriers they have and for them to be the best versions of themselves.
About the CSN Dance Program
CSN’s Dance Program offers classes in modern dance, ballet, jazz, ballroom, dance improvisation, choreography, performance and dance appreciation. Students can expect to increase the strength, flexibility and coordination of their physical instrument; refine social interaction; and, deepen and diversify aesthetic perceptions. The program also offers a variety of exciting performance opportunities, both formal and informal, as well as touring regionally. The Dance Program also offers a Certificate of Achievement in Dance.
For more information on CSN’s Dance Program call
Kelly Roth at (702) 651-4201.
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