There are a number of annual events that cause a certain buzz across campus. Perhaps one of the most popular of these is the Koshare dance concert that is set to hit the stage on Friday, Nov. 20 and Saturday, Nov. 21. This year’s student-run concert promises to thrill audiences with a diverse mix of dance numbers.
The concert will feature 19 dances, with more than 100 participants. Genres include tap, jazz, contemporary, modern, African, and hip hop. “There is such a great mix of dance levels and types that it creates such an interesting and diverse show,” says sophomore Caley Goldblatt, who is performing in Koshare for the second year.
The Koshare student board includes seniors Bethany Fagan (co-president) and Caitlyn Schrader (co-president), Sam Dighton ’12(secretary), Courtney Good ’12 (merchandise coordinator), Rebecca Borsuk ’11 (treasurer), Becki Fry ’11 (co-community outreach coordinator), and Caroline Dosky ’12 (co-community outreach coordinator). The faculty advisor for Koshare is Missy Smith, assistant professor of dance.
The performances will take place in the Winn-Seeley Gym-Theatre, with Friday’s show beginning at 7:30 p.m., and shows on Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Admission is free and the space fills up quickly, so it is encouraged that spectators arrive early to grab a seat. Previous years have drawn standing-room-only crowds. “You can count on sitting on the floor if you don’t get there early!” says Goldblatt.
At each show there will be a raffle. Some items include a $50 Wegmans gift card, various restaurant and business gift cards, as well as a prize for a romantic dinner for two at Geneva on the Lake. Tickets will be sold for $1 for one ticket, or 6 tickets for $5. There will be a separate raffle for the Geneva on the Lake prize, with tickets selling for $2, or 3 tickets for $5. The proceeds will go to the Performing Arts initiative for the Colleges.