November 18-19 | 7:30pm - Grand Theater - 1575 South State Street

Salt Lake Community College Dance Company will share the stage with community professionals in their upcoming concert entitled Dreams and Illusions. Featuring dances based on dreams, nightmares, illusions and delusions, it will be a multi-media performance combining projected images and film along with choreography. Community professionals, including Ro Malaga, principal dancer in the High School Musical movies, Debby Robertson and her company SLC Tap, Maria Ivanova, of DF Dance Studio, and many SLCC faculty will present their choreography on Friday and Saturday, November 18 & 19, 2011, at 7:30 p.m. in the Grand Theater, 1575 South State Street. Tickets are $8 or HALF PRICE if two non-perishable food items are brought in for the Utah Food Bank. SLCC students and staff receive FREE admission with a current SLCC I.D. and 2 food items. For tickets, call the Grand Theater box office: 957-3322.

Ro Malaga has created a hip-hop piece for the students, portraying a nightmarish hallucination. Malaga is known as gifted hip-hop dancer and choreographer, working extensively with Bonnie Story and Kenny Ortega on many hip hop videos, films and performances. Maria Ivanova, of DF Salsa Dance, has set a saucy fantasy on the college dancers. SLC Tap, directed by Debby Robertson, will be featured in three classic tap pieces. Robertson (SLCC adjunct faculty) was a former member of the American Tap Dance Orchestra in New York City, and was mentored by tap master Brenda Bufalino. SLC Tap will perform pieces choreographed by Bill Evans, Bufalino and Robertson. Rosie Banchero (SLCC adjunct faculty) is presenting a lively Afro-Jazz dance, also featuring live drumming. SLCC student dancers will have a valuable opportunity to perform alongside their teachers and community dance professionals.

Tess Boone, company director and Associate Professor of Dance explained, "This concert has unusual variety and an engaging visual sense that will appeal to our audience. It will be a good example of our commitment to the convergence of technology and performing arts here at SLCC."
For more information about the Fall Concert or about SLCC dance classes, e-mail Tess Boone at
tess.boone@slcc.edu or call (801)-957-3002.