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Dance in Flight to Return to Malibu

Pepperdine University resident dance company Dance in Flight will perform at Smothers Theatre in Malibu, from Thursday to Saturday, February 8 to February 10, at 8 PM, with a special matinee performance at 2 PM on Saturday.

Dance in Flight participants come from a variety of dance backgrounds, interests, and fields of study, and are united by their passion for the art of movement, as well as their dedication to presenting an impressive showcase of student artistry.

“This year’s theme, ‘The Power of Imagination,’ progresses from the innate and wildly free imagination we possess as children to how—as we grow older and experience more of the world and life's realities—we knowingly reject or unknowingly leave behind that beautiful, carefree imagination,” explains Dance in Flight director Melinda Marchiano.

“We explore the void where the imagination ‘used to be’ and, ultimately, move toward the idea that, despite our greater experience of ‘reality’ as we age, there is always great potential for imagination within each of us and that imagination can serve us and our world in many, many ways...offering ideas, hope, courage, kindness, and more.”

For over two decades, Dance in Flight has provided an environment for emerging student dancers and choreographers to cultivate creativity, physical expression, and teamwork in a professional performing atmosphere. Through choreography, casting, rehearsals, and collaboration with lighting and costume designers, students develop significant leadership skills that become useful in all aspects of adult life. Performances spotlight Pepperdine students of all majors and backgrounds, and feature a variety of dance principles that include jazz, hip hop, tap, ballet, modern, theatrical, and ballroom.

Ticket prices are $20 for general admission and $10 for Pepperdine students. To purchase tickets, visit the Center for the Arts website. For additional information about the dance company, visit the Dance in Flight website.