So I cannot believe that UCR is Dancing is over. The 114 series has come to an end. Now I don’t know what I will do with my life. But for starters I would like to thank everyone who was a part of this great production, we have all been a very positive, enthusiastic, and extremely supportive group and thank you for that, because without it I do not know where I would be. A big and ESPECIALLY thank you to my cast for committing six months of their life to me and that without them my piece would not exist. Thank you. I love you guys.
I feel that my piece was a success and it turned out to be more then what I had expected. I had my ups and downs on not knowing where to start and how to move forward but somehow it all happened. I recall being in dance 14 and hearing about UCR is dancing. It was a really scary thought for me because prior to coming to UCR I had never choreographed or for that matter danced in my life, but I adjusted and soaked all the materials needed to produce choreography, and my hard work paid off. I feel that this piece that I have created is the beginning of something greater. All I know is that it will be developed MORE, because I feel like its not finished, but for the concert it was just enough.
Chorepgraphers/Wolfpack: Can I just say that the you GUYS are all amazing. I love you all and we killed those performance’s, like I said before this show will truly be one to remember. We have demonstrated the capability of what UCR IS Dancing is about, its not about whose piece is the best but about the learning experience and demonstration of the department. But an important aspect of this concert is that we get to create friendships along with the process. All I want you to know is that I LOVE YOU AND THANK YOU FOR ALWAYS BEING THERE FOR ONE ANOTHER. We are truly a pack, where no one is left behind.
JOEL SMITH: I want to thank you so much for the hard work you have put into this department and shaping it to be the best that it can be. Thank you for pushing me to my limits, going beyond my boundaries, and attacking the space unknown. I have learned so much from you and my other professors. Thank you for always reminding me to use my plié, my core, attacking the space, but most of all my extensions. You have contributed a lot in my life and I am grateful for that, because if it was not for your contribution I do not know where my choreography/dancing skills would be. All I want you to know is that You have a very special place in my heart, and that you are truly an inspiration to me Thank you.