Faculty and graduate students to perform 11 different dance pieces in concert

Victoria Becerril

The CSUN community will have two opportunities this week to watch students and faculty perform a self-produced performance hosted by the Department of Kinesiology.

Tickets are being sold in the USU for the creative collaboration dance performance “Colaboratoria”, where students and professors have collaborated together to produce 11 different pieces into one dance concert.

The concert will include hip-hop and contemporary pieces to different varieties of music, combining a variety of different dance styles.

For 26-year-old Kasra Jarrahi, a kinesiology senior with no dancing experience, anxiety and anticipation awaits as he performs his very first concert. For the past month and a half, Jarrahi has been practicing every week to perfect his moves.

“I always wanted to learn how to dance,” Jarrahi said. “The hardest part is always getting in front of people and getting judged.”

The Kinesiology Department has been hosting two performances each year where students and faculty work together and put on a show. Audience members can enjoy the concert and interpret their own theme and meaning.

“I never had the opportunity to do this before, and now I’m excited,” Jarrahi said. “This (is) my first performances and I am just trying to focus.”

Starting Tuesday, the first performance will be held at 8 p.m. in the Plaza Del Sol Performance Center (USU), continuing onto Wednesday where two concerts will take place at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Nearly 200 tickets have already been sold for Tuesday night’s performance with Wednesday night showing a higher interest of attendees.

Students can buy tickets at the USU Box Office for $15 and $20 for general admission, or tickets can be bought at the door if the show has not been sold out.