Dividing their production into five unique dance pieces that can be interpreted in differing ways, Penn Dance members have pledged their show has "something for everyone." "The show involves a really diverse group of pieces ranging from modern to jazz to very strict experimental pieces," College junior Jen Claggett said. On Tuesday night, group members twirled, leaped and swayed about the stage clad in spandex and sweats as they readied for three showings of their fall production, "Affinity," scheduled to open tonight. At the rehearsal, members finalized their routines for the five dances, which all focus on different types of human relationships. Three of the dances were choreographed by students, and the others were organized by assistant director Vaughnda Hilton-Lyn and guest choreographer Norman Taylor. "The pieces are fun. . . they offer something that anyone could enjoy," said Engineering junior Sevrin Huff, a cast member. Proclaiming that the contribution from assistant director Hilton-Lyn in particular has been "absolutely unbelievable", cast member Claggett emphasized that "the group is the most together it has been." Other members added that they hope the group's unity will translate to enthusiasm in the performances. "It's a family thing," said David Knox, a dancer from Philadelphia who said that he enjoys dancing with the group because of the support they give one another. Claggett added that she is confident the devotion of the group will pay off this weekend, saying "the dancers are all very competent . . . it's a strong show." The performance opens tonight at 8 p.m. and plays Friday and Saturday nights in the Annenberg School Theater. Tickets are $4 and on sale on Locust Walk or at the door.Comments powered by Disqus
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