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'Same Difference' features student choreography


Diego Campos, foreground, leaps while Natalie Imbert (left), Raven Wilson, Jacqueline Melendez and Ure Egbuho keep time in “Same Difference,” Sac State’s 2011 Senior Dance Concert.
Dances set to video game sound effects, the soundtrack to "Schindler’s List" and the music of Kanye West. That’s just a taste of what to expect at “Same Difference,” Sacramento State’s annual Senior Dance Concert in Solano Hall 1010.

Performances are at 6:30 p.m. May 4 and 5; 8 p.m. May 6 and 7; and 2 p.m. May 7 and 8. Tickets for the 6:30 performances are $8 general admission and $5 for children under 12 years of age. All other performances are $12 general admission; $10 for students, seniors and Sac State employees; and $8 for children.

“Same Difference” features all original choreography by six students who are graduating this spring. They’ll guide about 30 dancers through their paces.

“The show is varied,” says director and Theatre and Dance Professor Lorelei Bayne. “Each choreographer is really rising to the challenge to step out of the box and experiment.”

One piece re-creates the scene in a New York City subway station and features a live drummer.
The piece set in a video game uses video projections, sound effects, high-tech dance music and music from the movie "The Social Network."

Music by Kanye West and Nicki Minaj will be used for another piece.

The concert represents the final step in the choreographers education journey prior to graduation.

Tickets are available at the University Ticket Office, (916) 278-4323 or For more information, visit or call (916) 278-3569. For media assistance, call Sacramento State’s Public Affairs office at (916) 278-6156.