The 3D Project had their Spring Showcase and it was fun, diverse and HIGH ENERGY! The show opened with upsIDOwn, choreographed by Jazz Director Darra Gasper and it showed our dancers complicated partner work and contortions as the dancers really showed their athleticism to a driving bass track.
The 3D II company got to show how they are maturing with the piece, Beautiful. We’re sure many parents in the audience were both proud and shocked at how their little girls are young ladies.
They also showed their spicier side in Forbidden Dance, a latin flavored piece choregraphed by Cary Ballet alum Alina Ramirez.
Alina also choreographed Pie and Pearls, a fun, sassy dance to Rumor Has It by Adele. As well as the trio the way it isn’t- an engaging piece that really drew the audience in and made great use of empty spaces. Click on the picture to see a youtube video of this piece.
Our younger dancers performed Dream choreographed by Beth Costigan. This airy piece captured how precious childhood years are.
Dim the lights, keep moving let our dancers show their funny, quirky side with a perky fast-paced piece full of showmanship. Speaking of showmanship, albeit a different kind, our dancers really enjoyed getting into character as deranged mental patients in the piece DiZturbed choreographed by Robb Beaman.
The Broadway inspired piece Revolt from American Idiot let the 3DII company show off their theatrical side. Dancing in flannels, baseball caps and torn jeans, the dancers called the anger, unity and frustration that the piece called for. Our younger dancers performed with energy and intensity in Little Monsters, a hip-hop piece.
Darion Flores performed his solo, Solitude. His control, strength and artistry made the audience notice the slightest lean of his ribcage. Stunning!
We had two pieces created through The 3D Project’s Young Choreographer’s Mentorship Program. Not So Young was choreographed by senior Allysa Clagett and it was sweet, graceful and fluid. Congratulations, Allysa! Visages was choreographed by Jonathan Milne and was inspired by Dorrell Martin and Sidra Bell. Congratulations, Jonathan!
The last piece before intermission was Flight of the Fan, choreographed by Juliet Malit.
And after intermission, the audience was treated to Sing!Sing!SWING!, a large production tribute piece to the swing era. High energy and full of sparkling costumes and featuring the 3D Divas, this piece was just plain fun!
On top of all of that, there was a Michael Jackson medley dance; Featherweight a contemporary piece like a bird in flight; and a solo by Jennifer Romano. A packed show with something for everyone!