Dance in Flight to Perform at Smothers Theatre

February 8, 2016  | 2 min read

Pepperdine University resident dance company Dance in Flight will perform at Smothers Theatre in Malibu, from Thursday to Saturday, February 11 to February 13, at 8 PM, with a special matinee performance at 2 PM on Saturday. 

Dance in Flight embodies the diversity and essence of Seaver College and the liberal arts tradition. Members come from a variety of dance backgrounds, interests, and fields of study, and are united by their passion for the art of movement, as well as their dedication to presenting an impressive showcase of student artistry. This year’s performance is created, directed, and presented almost entirely by Pepperdine students.

“Dance in Flight is such a special experience,” says assistant director Mathew San Jose. “[Student director] Melinda Marchiano has done an incredible job in leading the company through such a unique and challenging endeavor. Collaborating with many different Pepperdine student artists (poets, cinematographers, musicians, designers, craftsmen, etc.), we explore what it means to be human. We know with a theme like that, there is a lot of ground to cover, but we hope we can at least spark a positive reflection on our own journeys and begin a discussion about our beautiful imperfections.”

For over two decades, Dance in Flight has provided an environment for emerging student dancers and choreographers to cultivate creativity, physical expression, and teamwork in a professional performing atmosphere. Through choreography, casting, rehearsals, and collaboration with lighting and costume designers, students develop significant leadership skills that become useful in all aspects of adult life. Performances spotlight Pepperdine students of all majors and backgrounds, and feature a variety of dance principles that include jazz, hip hop, tap, ballet, modern, theatrical, and ballroom.

Ticket prices are $20 for general admission, and $10 for Pepperdine students. To purchase tickets, call the Smothers Theatre at 310-506-4522, or visit the Center for the Arts website. For additional information about the dance company, visit the Dance in Flight website.