The Synapse Dance Theater, the contemporary dance ensemble at Santa Monica College, will present a program of new repertory by professional guest artists, award-winning faculty artists and student choreographers Friday and Saturday, May 10 and 11.
Performances are scheduled at 7:30 p.m. May 10 and May 11 at Santa Monica High School’s Barnum Hall, 601 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. The dance company’s co-directors are Jae Lee and Roberta Wolin-Tupas.
The concert features modern dance, contemporary, hip-hop, lyrical jazz, contemporary jazz, jazz funk and other genres.
The program will feature works by Wolin-Tupas; guest artists Brian Moe and Laura Smyth; and faculty choreographers Sean Green, Mark Tomasic, Karen McDonald, Angela Jordan and Denise Leitner.
In addition, student choreographers Alberta Keyes, Kardale Holland, Mario Bayo and Mawiyah Dowd will perform new repertory.
The Synapse Dance Theater was founded 36 years ago. The student troupe has performed throughout the nation, including the Electric Lodge in Venice; the Cast Theater in Hollywood; the Getty Center in Los Angeles; and American College Dance festivals in Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, California and New Jersey.
Co-director Lee, a professional dancer and full-time professor at SMC, has presented her works and taught dance throughout Southern California.
Wolin-Tupas, co-director of Synapse and critically acclaimed choreographer, teaches dance at SMC.
Tickets range from $15 to $18. Parking is free in the city structure at Fourth Street and Olympic Boulevard.
For tickets, (310) 434-3005 or www.smc.edu/eventsinfo.