The dancers who make up Terpsichore Dance Company are growing more comfortable with each other and their role as innovators in the Montana dance scene.
This must be a relief for the founder of Terpsichore, Ricki Feeley, as she prepares for the troupe's fall showcase, which is Saturday at Petro Theatre at Montana State University Billings. It is the troupe's third performance in the last 12 months.
In the beginning, Feeley featured her choreography exclusively. Now, in addition to Feeley, other dancers have stepped up to create pieces. Feeley's works have her theatrical touch and are signature dances for Terpsichore Dance Company. But other styles of choreography, including pieces designed by company members Krista Marshall and Carly Green, are strong additions to the fall program. Nicole Ament also contributes choreography for two solo pieces performed by Krista Marshall and Alys Marshall.
Advance tickets are $12 at the MSU Billings bookstore and $15 at the door. Student tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door.
Feeley invited me to preview the new fall showcase Sunday night. This is an excerpt from my story that is running in Friday's Enjoy.