Tuesday, May 28, 2024
May 28, 2024

GISS Dance Affinity show rescheduled for Jan. 23

UPDATED ON JAN. 22 FROM ORIGINAL STORY: Poor road conditions due to snowfall cancelled both scheduled Gulf Islands Secondary School (GISS) Dance Affinity shows at ArtSpring last week, but the show has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 23 instead.

As dance teacher Sonia Langer explains, students study hip hop, jazz, ballet and contemporary dance and create their own choreographic work while in the program. Their newest pieces are featured in Affinity.

“Our vibrant and enthusiastic youth have been working hard in the studio to create grooves and moves to enliven our time together at ArtSpring,” she said.

The Affinity shows will include a heartfelt duet from Gulf Islands School of Performing Arts alumni Claire Whitelaw and Claira Hunwicks to the music of Mitski, as well as solos by both dancers.

Also included in the show is a lively jive piece to Elvis Presley’s Jailhouse Rock and a full group piece to Beyoncé’s Break My Soul.

Tickets for Affinity are available through ArtSpring, online or at the box office on Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or before Tuesday’s show, if available.

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