Members of Chicago Dance Crash perform a piece that represents a romantic relationship Saturday night at
the Center of Performing Arts.
Straying away from the typical dances students are exposed to on MTV, Chicago Dance
Crash Multi-Disciplinary and Contemporary Dance Company performed Saturday night, illustrating how dancing is supposed to
The MC for the night was ISU Alum Michael Dice Jr. who gave a brief, comedic introduction to the dancers and
had them display some of their favorite moves.
The show featured six skilled dancers, Christopher McCray and Marissa
Moritz, the founders of CDC, and performers Lyndsey Rhoads, Kyle Terry, Laura Tomlinson and guest dancer Lonnie Johnson.
range of talent among the dancers was endless, which brought a combination of variety, style and energy to the show.
off the hour long presentation, three female dancers performed, for the first time, a dance called "TOJ and High Resolution,"
choreographed by Kyle Terry.
The dance was about relationships and how there is a constant fight between attraction
A lot of acrobatics and animalistic type movements were incorporated into the dance, making it unique.
to perform was Christopher McCray, who choreographed "Lazy Bums." The CPA filled with darkness and spotlights were placed
on McCray, placing emphasis on his every movement.
McCray's dance exemplified how much one can do with limited space.
During some points of the dance, he laid on the floor as if in pain, but would get up suddenly and do a flip or strength requiring
McCray's movements were dramatic and contorted. "Lazy Bums" was definitely an unusually executed dance.
McCray's performance, three dancers presented "What Acceptance Must Feel Like," choreographed by Marissa Moritz. A slow, monotonic
jazz-like song accompanied the dancers, setting the mood throughout the performance.
For the majority of the time the
ladies were doing the same moves, but then all of a sudden a dancer would do something dissimilar and the attention was placed
on that dancer.
This gave the audience members multiple things to watch.
After Moritz's dance, Kyle Terry gave
the audience a complex, yet heart-stopping demonstration of the Afro-Brazilian art form called capoeira.