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Performing Arts Showcase

2019 Dance Concert Explores the Idea of Confessions

In February, the Upper School Choreography class presented "Confessions," their 2019 Dance Concert. This year's show featured original pieces by 14 student choreographers and Packer dance faculty and also included the Middle School Dance Company.

View the Dance Concert 

Five dancers posing


Speak Easy

Choreographer: Alicia White and Julian Isikoff, in collaboration with the dancers

Music: "Rosé and #CaixaGang" by AbJo


The Upbeat

Choreographer: Christina Young

Music: "Ghost Town" by Hot 8 Brass Band


Bright Lies

Choreographer: Angelica Sang

Music: "Djobi Djoba" by The Gipsy Kings


Forgive Us Our Trespasses

Choreographer: Luke Van Horn

Music: "Sinkies" by Hot Sugar


If It Pleases

Choreographer: Esme Ostrowitz-Levine

Music: "Drumkit Quartet No. 1" by Glenn Kotche and "Rasta La Vista" by René Aubry



Choreographer: Zoe Mercado

Music: "Uproar" by Lil Wayne, "The Fog" by Machel Montano, "Kukere" by Iyanya


ExCuZE MAy?!

Choreographer: Julian Isikoff

Music: "The Flesh Failures (Let the Sunshine In)" by Gerome Ragni, Jim Rado, Galt

MacDermot; Performed by Hair Ensemble/Cast.



Choreographer: Caroline Seymour

Music: "Silver Trembling Hands" by The Flaming Lips



Choreographer: Alicia White, in collaboration with the dancers and Frayda Lieber

Music: "Linda Mujer" by Xavier Cuga, "Secondo Intermezzino Pop" by Ennio

Morricone, "Glymistry" by Alwin Nikolais, "At Last" by Etta James



Choreographer: Mandy Stallings

Music: "Torrek" by Hildur Guðnadóttir and "light moving" by David Lang


Baby Had a Toothache

Choreographer: Sofia Saldanha

Music: "Hardest Button to Button" by The White Stripes



Choreographer: Honor Stringer

Music: "Bird’s Lament" by Moondog and "Whatever Lola Wants" by Carmen McRae


It Is

Choreographer: Sascha Lewitt

Music: "Buoy" by The Joy Formidable


Is This Love?

Choreographer: Grace Warner-Haakmat

Music: "Anyone Who Knows What Love Is (Will Understand)" by Irma Thomas, and

"Nothing Can Change This Love" by Sam Cooke



Choreographer: Satya Sheftel-Gomes

Music: "Weird Fishes/Arpeggi" by Radiohead


:)) & <3

Choreographer: Andres Antonio

Music: by The Carters, "Mii Channel Trap Remix" by Nintendo, and "Everytime We

Touch" by Cascada



Choreographer: Siobhan Harvey

Music: "Break" by Chancha via Circuito


Free to Be

Choreographer: Mandy Stallings

Music: "I’m My Own Walkman" and "Kalimba Suite" by Bobby McFerrin


See highlights from the show below and download hundreds of photos on Flickr.