On Wednesday, Feb. 22, 13 members from Southeastern’s Dance Performance Project Company debuted the production of interpretive dance performance “Untitled” in the Vonnie Borden Theatre located in D Vickers Hall.
The production’s title lacks specificity so that the audience is free from a bounded interpretation of the artistic performance. “This specific show challenges the audience in a different way,” said production director and Director of Dance Skip Costa. Costa brought the theme of interpretive dance into the production and allowed room for his student choreographers to implement their own sub-themes within the production.
Dance choreographer and student performer Forrest Duplantier said of Costa, “He’s changed the way I look at dance.”
Despite being SLU’s only arts program without a budget, the Dance Performance Project Company continues to exhibit high quality productions under Costa’s direction. “Our motto is that technique without thought is meaningless,” said Costa, who also stressed the importance of his InterARTS approach to dance performance, which requires every single element of the performance to be created entirely from scratch.
“Untitled” will be exhibited again on the evening of Feb. 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the Vonnie Borden Theatre with an admission fee of $8.