Collection from Tamama Dance Co.
A member of Tamama Dance Co. performs original work titled Collection, which is an accumulation of movement gathered for study, comparison and exhibition with the intention to intrigue, surprise and inspire, Wednesday evening in the James A. Panowski Black Box Theatre on Northern Michigan University’s campus in Marquette. Aside from original choreography from Tamama dancers Maggie Barch, Marissa Marquardson and Tara Middleton, Collection is a unique performance because it takes place in an intimate setting and gives Tamama the chance to perform the piece for many small audiences, Middleton said. “Collection is so special to me personally because I get to do what I enjoy with people I enjoy doing it with, doing dance with,” Middleton said. “It’s something we created ourselves and it’s original so it was just a fun creative process to pick the music to movement, combination and things, and go down this path not really knowing where it would lead until it was this body of work that we were like, ‘We really enjoy this and we’re happy with what we’ve created.'” The final performance of Collection will take place at 7:30 p.m. today. Tickets are $15 for the public, $10 for students, $5 for NMU students and can be purchased at any NMU ticket outlet. (Journal photo by Trinity Carey)