Seniors’ dance show this Sunday

Megan Rozsa

Nine senior dance performance majors have worked all year to create a dance show for their final project. On Sunday, these seniors will perform in their final dance show, “eighteen feet.”

All senior dance majors must create their own Bachelor of Fine Arts Senior Dance Concert.

Dance coordinator Andrea Shearer works with some of the seniors to make sure everything stays on track. She said this is the first year some of the dancers have used a software program to create music.

“Some of the dancers are using music creation software to compose their own music for their dances this year,” she said. “It’s very contemporary.”

Senior dance performance major Jordan Petersen-Fitts is one of the seniors performing Sunday. She said this year’s senior class is the largest graduating class Kent State has seen.

“The show features very different pieces all eight to 10 minutes long,” she said. “It’s very diverse with a mix of modern dance mixed with hip-hop and regular modern dance pieces.”

She said the dance pieces are a combination of all the choreography the seniors have learned in the past four years.

Contact performing arts reporter Megan Rozsa at [email protected].