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02 April, 2019

First ever Northbridge artistic dance concert 'Alpha' helps us appreciate dance on a new level

First ever Northbridge artistic dance concert 'Alpha' helps us appreciate dance on a new level On 28-29 March 2019, the Northbridge International School Cambodia Dance Program was proud to present 'Alpha'. The show included performances by the NISC Dance Company, Grade 10 Dance Elective, and NISC Bboys. Held in the school's state-of-the-art Dance Studio, dance styles featured included contemporary ballet, jazz, modern, and hip-hop.

On 28-29 March 2019, the Northbridge International School Cambodia Dance Program was proud to present 'Alpha'. The show included performances by the NISC Dance Company, Grade 10 Dance Elective, and NISC Bboys. Held in the school's state-of-the-art Dance Studio, dance styles featured included contemporary ballet, jazz, modern, and hip-hop.

Alpha is the first ever artistic dance concert at Northbridge. Concert dance is different from recital dance because each piece is seen more as a piece of art rather than appreciated solely as entertainment. It raises the value of dance and elevates dance for the audience to appreciate on a higher level.

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NISC Dance Company was formed in September in order for more serious and dedicated students to train twice a week. Other performers such as the NISC Bboys and Grade 10 dancers have been rehearsing their pieces since January. 

It was also important in this inaugural dance concert to showcase genuine positive collaboration between dance and other art forms such as music and visual art. The entire tech crew is made up of students in Grade 9 which is a fantastic addition for a successful concert. Please enjoy.

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The dance curriculum enhanced by Juilliard focuses on works examining dance from various cultures, history, expressions of human emotion, and literature. 

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Video by Vannaroth Sao

Alpha 
Choreography: Yabei Chen
Music: Craig Armstrong
Dancers: NISC Dance Company

The Last Carnival in Dreams
Composer: Acoustic Cafe
Arrangement: Surim Shim
Musician: Surim Shim, piano
Choreography: Natasia Escubil & Yabei Chen
Dancer: Natasia Escubil

Fade In Fade Out
Choreography: Yabei Chen
Music: Agnes Obel
Dancers: NISC Dance Company

Spark
Choreography: Yabei Chen & Dancers
Music: Okzharp & Manthe Ribane
Dancers: Grade 10 Dance Elective

Sarabande from Cello Suite no. 3
Composer: J. S. Bach
Arrangement: John Bourque
Musicians: Jennifer Harris-Lowe, flute; John Bourque, trumpet
Dancer: Yabei Chen

An Old School Groove
Choreography: Yabei Chen & Dancers
Music: Kraak & Smaak
Dancers: NISC Bboys

Explorations in Space, Sound, and the Self
Juilliard Core Work Inspiration: REIII & Connect Transfer
Creative Concept: Shen Wei
Set Manager: Daneth Ouk 
Choreography: Dancers
Music: 36, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith
Dancers: Grade 10 Dance Elective

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