Any Colour You Like’

Color is a part of every day life. It’s there to tell us when to stop and go, as well as describe each emotion in our lives. Megan Lasher used this importance of color in her dance thesis “Dispersion,” which she will present Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m. in the Dance Theater – Academic Building 3. “Dispersion” is based on Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” album. “My inspiration for this was color, and how the music makes me feel,” Lasher said. “The whole album of ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ fits into the theme of the show.” According to the 2007-9 Graduate Catalog, the thesis is a formal concert of a student’s works, accompanied by a supporting paper. The works will consist of either the student’s performance, creative work or reconstructed repertory.Lasher said she has been working hard on her thesis since January. “My topic for my thesis is based on how color affects the choreography and design of the performance,” she said. “Plus, it shows my own interpretation of what each color represents.” Lasher said she is using modern interpretive ballet for the performance and creative interpretation of the Pink Floyd album. The other dancers that will be performing auditioned in January to participate in the performance.”I wanted to participate because it seemed like a fun idea,” said Samantha Knight, a dance major and participant in Lasher’s thesis performance. “I really think the songs are cool and I just wanted to be a part of it. It is so full of energy and is extremely fun. It is just a display of ongoing excitement and it’s very flirty.” Knight is performing in several of the scenes but her favorite is to the song “Money.”Jessica Prachyl, another dance major and thesis participant, was invited to join in the production of “Dispersion.” In one of her performances she plays the role of a bird.”It is one of those dances you can really show your personality in,” she said. “We call it ‘Crows.'” Seating for the performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. and admission is free. For more information, visit the dance webpage at or call the Dance Office at 294-1875.

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