Tuesday, April 26, 2022

RVCC to Present Showcase of Student, Faculty Dance Performances


WHEN: April 28 and 29, at 7 p.m.
Edward Nash Theatre at the College’s Branchburg campus, 118 Lamington Rd., Branchburg
$12 for general admission, $8 for students and seniors.
For tickets, call 908-725-3420.
For additional information, call 908-218-8876 or visit

Raritan Valley Community College’s (RVCC) Arts & Design department will present an evening of student and faculty dance performances. 

The concert will include dance works from students, faculty and guest artists. Student choreography includes pieces by Gianna Bovino (North Plainfield), Elanna Etemad (Warren), Mark Negron (Franklin), Gianna Sicola (Annandale) and Destiny Williams (Plainfield). The student choreography is the culmination of a semester of classwork, as the students created and rehearsed the new works to be performed. Faculty guest artist Dawn Schultz (Ocean Township) will present Adaptation, an aesthetic reflection of visual arts (making, creating and responding to paintings) merging with the art of choreography.

In addition, guest artist Bani Ray (Princeton) will perform an original Odissi Indian dance solo titled Shiv Tandav—Salutation to Lord Shiva, which was choreographed by Late Guru Dev Prasad Das. Also, students from King’s Academy of Dance Arts, under the direction of RVCC dance major Tina Chen (Branchburg), will present Color. This dance combines the vocabulary of modern dance with elements of Chinese dance, such as fans and red silk props, creating a harmonious visual and spiritual atmosphere for the audience.

Many students appearing in the concert also perform through the Raritan Valley Dance Ensemble (RVDE), under the direction of Loretta Fois. Ensemble members include current RVCC students, alumni and community members. In conjunction with the Arts & Design department, RVDE provides the College and greater community with opportunities to experience and appreciate live dance performance. 

The touring Ensemble performs at local schools and community groups each semester, as well as at campus events. For information about scheduling a lecture/performance for a school, senior center, or community group, contact Professor Fois at

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