The Synapse Dance Theater, a 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 4 and 5.

Performances are scheduled at 7:30 p.m. both days at the Broad Stage at the SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th St., Santa Monica.

A variety of dances will be performed, including modern dance, contemporary, hip hop, lyrical jazz, contemporary jazz and modern ballet.

The program will feature works by Synapse Artistic Directors Jae Lee and Roberta Wolin-Tupas; guest artists Lauren Thompson Hall and Joelle Martinec; and faculty choreographers Sean Greene, Angela Jordan, Denise Leitner and Robert J. Whidbee. Also creating new repertory are student choreographers Joshua Bergeron, Edward Ejay Menchavez, Melinda Grace Smith and Troy Stephens.

The Synapse 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.

Tickets are $18 for general admission and at the door; $15 for SMC students and senior citizens (60 and older); and $12 for SMC students who also purchase advance tickets to SMC’s Global Motion concert, which will be held May 18 and 19. Parking is free.

For tickets, (310) 434-3005 or www.smc.edu/eventsinfo.

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