Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Big News!

The Afterimages Team is excited to announce that, after tallying the votes, the show formerly known as Afterimages Outtakes is going to be renamed Afterimages Unplugged. 


Many of the responses we received referred to the opportunity of being able to hold an informal concert in the dance studio space. One student even said "NEVER get rid of the informal showing!" And another's response was that being "able to share such great artistry with fellow peers and professors is a great experience."

Afterimages Unplugged will be Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 1 and 2,  at 2:00pm this year! Hope to see you there!  

Our plan is to make the space as formal as possible.  We will continue to hang the black traveller across the back, but also plan to hang additional wings in the space this year.  More details and the AI Unplugged poster design are coming soon.

Thanks for taking the survey and sharing your perspectives!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

The 2014 Directing Team

With our remodel, we gave the Afterimages blog a new name! "Behind the Scenes" means we plan to give you a window in to what we do while preparing and show what happens long before the dancer's take the stage in December for Afterimages 2014!

First, I would like to introduce the Directing Team!

Ashlyn Cianciolo



Ashlyn is a Senior and the second-year member on the Afterimages team. She will be graduating in December 2014 with a Dance Major and Business Minor! She has performed in Afterimages Outtakes the past three years and in Afterimages the past two years. Her choreography has been in both shows and this is her second year on the directing team!




McKenna Emerine





McKenna is a Junior on the Afterimages team. She will be graduating in December of 2016 with an Arts Management major and Dance and Spanish minors. She has performed in Afterimages Outtakes her freshman and sophomore years, and she was in Afterimages as well her freshman year. This is her first year on the directing team.






Emily Hein



Emily is a junior member on the Afterimages Directing team. This is her first year on the team and she is enjoying the process. Emily is pursuing degrees in both Dance and Arts Management. She expects to graduate from UWSP in Spring 2016. Emily performed for Afterimages Outtakes 2013 in the pieces entitled “Over the Pond,” and “In the Heat of Your Light.” This Afterimages season, Emily is participating in two pieces as well as choreographing her own piece.


Alyssa Berube


Alyssa is the Public Relations Intern for Afterimages 2014 and working closely with the directing team. She will be graduating in May 2015 with majors in Dance and Arts Management! She has performed in Afterimages Outtakes the past three years and in Afterimages for 2 seasons. Also, her choreography was in Afterimages 2013.




Ashley Stock



Ashley is a fifth-year senior and will be graduating in May 2015 with a BFA in Design/Technology Theatre and a BA in German. This is her fifth production of Afterimages in as many years and having the opportunity to come full circle with such a unique and annual productiocould not be any more enjoyable for her. From assistant stage manager in 2010 to lighting design work for 2011 to 2013, she is very happy to be ending such a wonderful span as both a stage manager and lighting designer in 2014.






As always we are under the direction of Michael Estanich and the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point Department of Theatre & Dance.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

One Last Meet the Choreographer!

Mariusz Kujawski

This year I got the pleasure of performing a solo work titled “Where to? And how to?" This modern work echoes my life journey. It all started in Poland where I was born, Polish, a Slavic language, was my first language that I learned. I was always captivated and attracted by languages, which motivated my parents to sign up me for English twice a week. When my family and I moved to Iceland to better our life condition, we were required to learn how to speak Icelandic in order to communicate. I had a challenging time when put straight into high school; I needed to adopt to an entirely new Germanic language this time. In the dance there will be times when I speak Icelandic and Polish. I understand that most of you won't comprehend the words I will speak but do not worry, the solo will allow you to understand my life story through movement. I look forward to seeing you, enjoy the performance!

TRANSLATION
Polish:]
Welcome, to my little world, world of love and happiness. Where exactly am I, I cannot tell you but through this experience right now on stage maybe together we will discover where I should go. I sit here on this stage and think about my family. I think of my mom, dad, grandma, grandpa, my uncle, my aunt, and all of my cousins.  They all are together with out me. My mom and my dad are far away from this land, they are happy and said, and I hope sometimes they think about me and  whom I became. This bowl is empty and so was my hurt when I left my family to come to the States, I had nothing but half of an idea of what is going to happened. I washed my worries and I wash my past away. I bawl is empty, why is it so empty?

Who are you?
- Pole small.

- What is your sign?
- White Eagle.

- Where do you live?
- Between the lines.

- In which country?
  The Polish country.

- What is this land?
- My homeland.

- How was it gained?
- With Blood and Scars.

- Do you love it there?
- I love sincerely.

- And what do you believe?
- In Poland I believe.

Now I am entering this new world, world of happiness and hope. I spin in this bawl and get lost in its freedom like I get lost in this strange land, full of new ideas.

Icelandic :]
Yes, it was difficult to move from Poland to Iceland. I like it here however, the mountains are beautiful but the people are cold. It was a hard time for me as a teenager. I survived do to my only friend Anton, he was the only one that was open to me, he saved my life with his friendship. Anton I thank you for your strength.

Polish:]
hello who are you? Would you like to join me on this journey? Come with me please.

Mom and my lovely dad, I am coming to you this time I am not so little anymore, not so little any more, not any more.

We Made It!

Opening Night was a huge success! With two more shows this weekend, and three shows next week, we still have a long road ahead of us!
Make sure to purchase your tickets if you haven't already! It's a fabulous, well rounded show that showcases many talented dancers, designers, and choreographers!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Countdown to Opening Night!

1 day until Opening Night!!!

We're almost there! All of the dance works are looking great, the lights are shining, and the costumes look beautiful! I am so proud of every person working on this production and the hard work and effort they are putting forward! Keep it up everybody!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Countdown to Opening Night!

3 days until Opening Night!

Last night's run through went well! During tech week crew members learn their different tasks, dancers figure out the details, and choreographers give final notes! With only three rehearsals left everything is coming together.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Countdown to Opening Night!

4 days until Opening Night!

Tonight dancers, designers, and choreographers come together to run the show as it would be in a full performance!