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Moxie Dance Project presents 'A Cause to Move' Oct. 16

Contact: Tonya Lowentritt


Click on thumbnail for high resolution photoBrittany Zachary, Heather Brown, and Amanda Bazile

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MOXIE DANCE PROJECT -- Southeastern Louisiana University dance instructor Dana Brewer-Plazinic will direct the Moxie Dance Project on Oct. 16 at Southeastern's Vonnie Borden Theatre.  Southeastern dancers performing in the 7:30 p.m. concert include, from top, Brittany Zachary, Heather Brown, and Amanda Bazile.

     HAMMOND Southeastern Louisiana University’s Department of Music and Dramatic Arts will present Moxie Dance Project’s “A Cause to Move” Oct. 16 in Vonnie Borden Theatre.

     Directed by Southeastern dance instructor Dana Brewer-Plazinic, “A Cause to Move” features student choreographers Heather Brown of New Orleans and Bridget Lyons of Ponchatoula. Guest choreographers include Beth Fagan, owner of Main Street Dance Studio in Hammond, and Southeastern alumnus Keith “Skip” Costa of Coremovement Project and NYLA Dance. Faculty choreographers include Brewer-Plazinic and fellow Southeastern dance faculty member Janet Neyrey. 

     The genres for the 7:30 p.m. concert include ballet, modern, lyrical and pointe dance.

     Brewer-Plazinic said that she is presenting two modern pieces – a touching and playful duet about childhood friendship and a lively group piece to Cajun music.

     Costa is presenting a new work specially choreographed for Southeastern dancers as part of Costa’s guest residency at the university.

     “Eight dancers were chosen to work with Skip on the piece, which is about the causes behind the various colored ribbons for cancer, AIDS, etc., seen on vehicles, shirts and other items,” Brewer-Plazinic said. “It is an emotional and personal piece that has touched the performers.”

     Brown, a graduating senior, will present a dance piece about serenity, while Lyons, a freshman, will present a lyrical group piece set to music by Natasha Bettingfield.

     Neyrey’s pieces include a large group ballet created as part of a contemporary dance workshop course and a pointe solo danced by Carly Hyde of Ponchatoula.

     Southeastern dancers performing in the concert also include Kaitlyn Blanchard, Kentwood; Amy Burke, Robert; Caitlin Kearney, Hammond; Rani Kliebert, Ponchatoula; Lauren Boudreaux and Anna de Tiege, Mandeville; Kaleigh Brandt, Slidell; Erika DeFrates, Watson; Meagan Falke, Denham Springs; Stephanie Hilaire and Katie Hopper of Bogalusa; Danielle Duncan, Kim Guillory, Jeoffery Harris Jr., and Nicole Judson, Baton Rouge; Danielle Boudreaux and Alyssa DiMarco, Marrero; Aylay Expose, Kenner; Austyn Marie Hollowell and Nicole Tymon, Metairie; Jessica Edwards, New Orleans; Amanda Bazile, Chalmette; and A’Yauna Jack, Edgard.

     Guest dancers from Main Street Dance Studio in Hammond will perform three pieces, “The Charmer,” “Lucy’s Party,” and “Handlebars,” Brewer-Plazinic said.

     Main Street Dance Studio dancers are Bailey and Brooke Barringer, Cassidy Fulmer, D.J. Galloway, Emily Leeper, Gabby McDowell, Blair McKee, Jourdan Moschitta, Shelby Jo Patti, Sydney St. Pierre, Paige Polito, and Katie Reso.

     Tickets -- $4, general admission, and $2, non-Southeastern students, senior citizens, and Southeastern faculty and staff -- go on sale one-hour before the show in the D Vicker’s lobby.  Southeastern students are admitted free with university I.D.

     For more information on the concert, call Brewer-Plazinic at 985-549-5254.

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