The Cultural Affairs Committee and the Department of Performing Arts at Western Wyoming Community College will host cultural and social dance instructor and choreographer Brianna Lucas Larson on campus during the week of Feb. 21 for a guest teaching residency in support of the annual Desert Dance Theatre concert in April. As part of the week’s activities, Larson will conduct two community dance workshops for anyone interested in learning a variety of international dance forms. These workshops will be held on Thursday, Feb. 23, from 6 – 8 p.m., and Saturday, Feb. 25, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. These workshops are free and open to teens and adults.
In her Thursday, Feb. 23 workshop, Larson will teach dances from Russia, France, England, and Turkey. In her Saturday, Feb. 25 workshop, Larson will feature dances from Germany, the Czech Republic, Israel, Norway, and Ireland. For more information, please contact Instructor of Dance Rebecca Mayer at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (307) 382-1651.
Larson is an Master of Fine Arts candidate in Theatre/Performance Pedagogy with a focus in Movement/Musical Theatre at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. She recently served as the Associate Director and Associate Choreographer for “The Addams Family, A New Musical” as part of VCU’s mainstage season. At VCU, she has taught Ballroom Dance for the Stage, Advanced Movement for the Actor, and Dance for the Stage.
Larson’s other choreography credits include “Urinetown” (Choreographer); “The Rocky Horror Show” (Associate Choreographer); “The Boy from Oz” (Assistant Choreographer) with Richmond Triangle Players; “Sister Act” (Associate Choreographer), and “9 to 5” (Assistant Choreographer) at Riverside Center Dinner Theatre; “25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” (Assistant Director/Choreographer); “Cats” (Assistant Director/Choreographer); “SWING!” (Choreographer and lead dancer); “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (Puck) with Straw Hat Players in Moorhead, Minn., and Cabaret (Choreographer) at Minnesota State University Moorhead.
In addition to her community workshops, Larson will guest teach during regular dance classes in the Department of Performing Arts throughout the week. Students will receive instruction in waltz, lindy hop, bachata, and other social dances. Larson’s choreography can be seen in the upcoming Annual Spring Concert by Desert Dance Theatre, scheduled for Thursday, April 27, Friday, April 28, and Saturday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m. in the WWCC Theatre. Tickets for these performances will be on sale soon at http://wwcc.tix.com/.
The Department of Performing Arts is pleased to present these free community dance workshops with the generous support of the WWCC Cultural Affairs Committee.