Carnegie Mellon "Dance Light" Performances Combine
Dance, Lighting Design in Dramatic Visual Spectacle
PITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University's School of Drama will present "Dance Light," an extravaganza of dance performance with lighting and costume design, at 3:30 and 5:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 23 and at 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 24 in the Rauh Studio Theatre in the Purnell Center for the Arts on Carnegie Mellon's Oakland campus. The Saturday performance will benefit the Drama School's New York and Los Angeles showcases, annual events in which graduating students showcase their talents to top industry professionals.
"Dance Light," the largest cross-collaborative project within the School of Drama, brings together dancers and choreographers with lighting, costume design and stage management students to create one of the year's most visually stunning performances. Now in its 21st year, the annual "Dance Light" production was founded by Judy Conte, teaching professor of dance, and Cindy Limauro, professor of lighting design, to allow students to merge lighting design and dance in new and creative ways.
"Dance Light exists and belongs to the choreographers, dancers, design and management students. Their dedication, devotion, diligence, boundless energy, but most of all, their love of work, makes this project unique," Conte said.
The performance will contain a surprise element as lighting designers trade places with choreographers to create their own dance piece.
Tickets for the Friday, Jan. 23 productions are free and available on a first-come, first-served basis from the School of Drama Box Office in the Purnell Center for the Arts beginning one hour before each show. Tickets for the Saturday, Jan. 24 show are $5 and can be purchased by calling 412-268-2407.