Tuesday, April 24, 2012

IN THE NEWS: Spring Dance Concert at SCPA on TV

Reporter Ruben Galvan from San Diego 6 News visits with students performing in the school;s Passion and Pathos Spring dance concert. Watch video from San Diego 6»

About the concert


For the second straight year, 38 SCPA dancers will perform the work of legendary choreographer Donald McKayle. Mr. McKayle is a Tony and Emmy Award winning choreographer, but his greatest contribution may have been to the world of modern dance. SCPA dancers will perform his masterpiece, House of Tears, April 19-27, 2012 in The Grand Theatre. Other works include former Alvin Ailey dancer and current choreographer Christopher Huggin’s piece The List. Both pieces are moving tributes to human suffering from major world events that have left indelible marks on our world consciousness. House of Tears explores the heart wrenching experience of “the disappeared” in Argentina from 1976-1983 and The List is a gripping reminder of the inhumane Holocaust. SCPA’s concert entitled Passion and Pathos will also feature works by Fred Benjamin, and SCPA dance instructor Erin Fetters. And, running concurrently in the Little Theatre is the 2012 Senior Exhibition of work by the Visual Arts majors. Many of these students have already been accepted to the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Otis Parsons College of Art in LA, and The New School for Design in NYC! Tickets are only $5, and available online at scpaboxoffice@yahoo.com or by phone at 619-475-8556.