Summer dance performance showcases talented dancers, renowned choreographers

The Syracuse University Summer Dance Intensive Program will hold a free dance performance at Syracuse Stage on Saturday, July 28, from 1-2 p.m. The performance showcases the talent of students who have completed three weeks of vigorous study with world-renowned faculty. The diversity and brevity of this free performance is the perfect cultural event for both children and adults.

The program will open with an exuberant classical ballet set to Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin’s “Polonaise,” with featured guest artist Momchil Mladenov and Syracuse native Evelyn Kocak. Kocak will also perform a ravishing variation of technical purity from the ballet “Paquita.” This year’s international scholarship student from Bulgaria, Elena Dimitrova, will dance the colorful variation from “Don Quixote,” followed by excerpts from the ballet “Le Corsaire.” Other works on the program include a student-choreographed improvisational work, a modern work and a section from the hit Broadway musical “A Chorus Line.”

The program is administered by University College of Syracuse University. Information about the Summer Dance Intensive can be found at