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DHS’ Momentum Dance Company revives spring concert

Members of Davis High School's Momentum Dance Company, directed by teacher Pamela Trokanski, will perform in concert this weekend at the Brunelle Performance Hall at DHS, 315 W. 14th St. Courtesy photo

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From page A11 | March 29, 2012 |

Davis High School’s Momentum Dance Company, which was sidelined four years ago by budget cuts, will resume its performances of eclectic modern, balletic and hip-hop-styled dance this weekend at the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St.

Titled “Dance Till the World Ends,” the performances will consist of student choreography as well as dances learned in class from teacher Pamela Trokanski. The dance styles will range from ballet to modern and everything in between.

Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Brunelle theater. Tickets are $10 general and $8 for students and senior citizens, available at the door 30 minutes before each show.

The student-run company is under the supervision of Trokanski, who has a degree in dance, a California teacher’s credential, and is artistic director of the Pamela Trokanski Dance Theater in Davis.

The class is a UC/CSU-approved fine arts class for dancers who had successfully completed the introduction to dance class or who met class requirements with prior training.

Since the beginning of the year, the students, mainly seniors and juniors along with a few sophomores, have been deconstructing dance, participating in flash mobs at the school, and doing several choreography projects of their own.

In early February, they participated as guest dancers in the Davis Dance Project, a 90-minute presentation on athleticism in dance.

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