Emotions, world issues artfully conveyed through dance

(Jackson, Wyo.) - Friday and Saturday nights, local dancers will produce a show like nothing you've ever seen before, conveying powerful representations of life, world issues and emotions through dance. Dancer's Workshop is presenting New Dances/New Choreographers "Reflections," which is the Junior Repertory Company's annual performance that is completely choreographed, danced and produced by members of the company. Junior dancer and choreographer Catherine Evans did her piece on life with diabetes. "I have been a diabetic for about 10 years. I wanted to do my piece this year on how diabetes develops in the body," said Evans. "It is pretty like complicated and it was definitely a process creating my piece, but I am really glad that I did it on the subject of diabetes because everybody knows that diabetes is a disease, but I don't think they realize how many people are affected by it and it really affects your life." Evans is doing the choreography for one piece and is dancing in three others. Senior dancer and choreographer Sydney Bryan is choreographing a piece on a world issue. "It is actually an extension of the piece that I did last year on oceans and I wanted to continue it," said Bryan. "I am very excited about it. It is very abstract." Bryan is also dancing in two other pieces. The dancers and choreographers have been working on their pieces since January. The entire production -- casting, costuming, lighting, music selection and editing through the finished choreography of original pieces to marketing of the performances all the way to putting on the performances themselves -- is carried out by the students. Eleven dancers will present, plus there will be a Farewell Senior piece to close the evening. "I think that everyone will enjoy it and enjoy the creativity that has been put into it," said Evans. New Dances/New Choreographers "Reflections" is a two day event. The Friday night event features a fundraising photography exhibit at 5 p.m. and the show begins at 6 p.m. Saturday, there are performances at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. The events take place in Dancers' Workshop Studio 1. Tickets are $10 for students and $25 for adults. More information is available here. *Feature Photo: Dancer is Sofie Thompson; photo taken by fellow JRC member (this is the kind of photo that will be for sale at Friday's 5 p.m. Photo Gallery Fundraiser.) h/t Dancers Workshop / Pitchengine Communities* #buckrail #news