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Brewer-Plazinic's 'Caged' selected for American College Dance Festival gala

Contact: Tonya Lowentritt


     HAMMOND “Caged,” a dance choreographed by Southeastern Louisiana University dance instructor Dana Brewer-Plazinic, was selected for the gala performance of the American College Dance Festival, held at the University of Florida in Gainesville March 8-11.

     More than 20 colleges and universities presented approximately 50 works for adjudication at the festival. A panel of judges selected approximately 10 works to be showcased at the gala performance on the festival’s final day.

     “It is difficult to get in the gala,” Brewer-Plazinic said. “It is very competitive.”

     “Caged” was performed by Southeastern freshman Nicole Judson of Baton Rouge.

     “The judges said the piece was inventive, engaging and interesting,” Brewer-Plazinic said. “They complimented Nicole’s performance greatly and said it was a captivating work.”

     Judges  included New York City Ballet principal dancer Christopher d’Amboise; Kraig Patterson, who has choreographed for Mikail Barisnykov’s White Oak Dance Project; and New York University Tisch School of Performing Arts choreographer Phyllis Lamhut.

     “Caged” will be performed on April 19 at DramaRama at the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans and on April 24 at Vonnie Borden Theatre as part of Southeastern’s spring dance concert. The concert will also feature student choreography and guest performances by Fellom Ballet dancers.

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