Momentum, one of Trinityâ€™s annual dance showcases and arguably the most anticipated event of the spring semester, will be held on April 28th and 29th at 7 p.m. in Sterien Theater.
Similar to previous shows, this yearâ€™s will be diverse and full of talent.
â€œThere are gonna be a lot of tricks, like people being flipped around and stuff,â€ said Sarosha Hemani, sophomore choreographer and dancer.
â€œThereâ€™s new people with new talents and dances, which also expands on previous of dance styles. It shows that thereâ€™s a diversity of interest which is reflected in the performances themselves,â€ said Brandon Smalls, senior and dancer. Dances range from various styles and meanings.
â€œThereâ€™s a lot of variety in the type of dances. Thereâ€™s tap ballet, belly dancing, country western, contemporary hip hop, Bollywood and more. No two dances look the same, â€ Hemani said.
Hemaniâ€™s dance focuses on shedding internal and external negativity as well as promoting positive self-thought.
â€œMy dancers are going to be wearing shirts that have words that represent something they donâ€™t like about themselves or something that brings them down. Throughout the dance, theyâ€™re going to be taking their shirts off as a symbol to not let their negative thoughts affect their self-esteems,â€ Hemani said.
â€œThis dance is a message to the audience to believe in themselves and not let others or yourself weigh you down,â€ Hemani said.
This is both Hemani and Smallsâ€™ second time participating in Momentum.
â€œItâ€™s cool because people who start dancing then become choreographers which transforms the show and brings in different perspectives,â€ Smalls said.
â€œItâ€™s really fun being part of a community that appreciates and comes out to these shows. Dancing for me is a way to express myself in a way that I canâ€™t do through speech and itâ€™s so much fun putting together a dance and show that lets me do that,â€ Hemani said.
One reason why Momentum is such an anticipated event within Trinityâ€™s community is because of how unique it is.
â€œMomentum is strictly a show for dancing and one that has such a wide variety of styles unlike Diwali and Lunar New Year, which are usually region specific or holiday specific. Momentum is more different in that sense,â€ Smalls said.
The rest of the campus is excited for the showcase of the variety of talent that Momentum continuously demonstrates.
â€œIâ€™m really looking forward to the variety of dances. Itâ€™s cool to see how the performances mesh together and how they each mean different things,â€ said Mykaela Cali, sophomore.
Though most of the campus knows what Momentum is, dancers, producers and choreographers have publicized the event so that itâ€™s everywhere.
â€œI keep sharing the event on Facebook and inviting people. I want everyone to come out and see all the hard work that was put into the show, because itâ€™s going to be really great,â€ Hemani said.
Though Momentum is a free event, tickets are needed for entry and can be picked up in Coates from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. on weekdays.