Head to head, or cheek to cheek?

Two UVU student choreographers will compete in the Choreography Design Project this Thursday and Friday in the Ragan Theater.

The Project, which is sponsored by the Utah Regional Ballet, allows emerging, pre-professional, and professional choreographers to compete with their peers, using professional dancers.

Fiona Nelson, a Modern Dance Major at UVU, has choreographed a piece to compete in the pre-professional category. Nelson is a member of Synergy Dance Company.

Rachelle Jardine will compete in the emerging category. Jardine, a principal dancer for the Utah Regional Ballet, is currently pursuing a bachelor of fine arts degree at UVU. Her piece is also set to be included in the Regional Dance America Festival in May.

Competitors from California and Utah were chosen by a panel of independent judges based on an application. The dances will be judged during both performances, and one winner in each of the three categories will be announced after the performance on the thirteenth.

The Project is funded by an Orem Care Grant, as well as the School of the Arts at UVU, where Utah Regional Ballet is a company in residence.

At 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 12, a pre-performance symposium is open to the audience. The symposium will include a more detailed description of the Project, as well as “information about the project and the value of the experience for the choreographers,” according to a press release.

More info

Where: Ragan Theater

When: Feb. 12 and 13, 7:30 p.m.

Tickets: $10 with student ID, $12 for general public. Tickets are available through Campus Connection, or by calling 801-863-8797.

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