By Lian Bunny, '17
The St. Bonaventure University Hip Hop Team has announced its Halloween show, “Haunted House of Hip Hop,” scheduled for 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, and Wednesday, Oct. 29, in the Rigas Theater of the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts.
The event is open to the public and costs $5 for general admission and $3 for students.
Head coach and senior history major Jaqueline Gertner said she thinks it’s time for St. Bonaventure to have a new hip-hop experience. The Halloween-themed show is “almost the exact opposite” from the club’s last show, “Mean Girls.”
“This is our first Halloween show in three years, and that’s something that we really wanted to bring back because the student body has come up to me several times asking if we are doing Halloween shows,” said Gertner. “You can tell people really want to see one.”
Ballet, contemporary, jazz, partner dances and hip-hop routines are included, and the show is appropriate for all ages, according to dance captain and junior English major Meaghan Tederous.
According to Gertner, the show will include a haunted house theme with 10 dance routines. Each dance will take place in a different room in the house, with creatures haunting each room. One dance has a poltergeist theme with a trickster ghost. It features theatrical dancing. Another dance includes werewolves, which displays hip-hop dancing.
“The hip-hop shows are something you won’t experience anywhere else in this university,” said Gertner. “Even if you don’t like dancing, if you like to be entertained, like to laugh or like to be scared, it’s a show worth going to.”
Team manager and graduate student Meghan Meehan agreed that Bonaventure students will enjoy the show.
“This show is definitely worth coming to and will guarantee to get you in the mood for Halloween,” said Meehan. “However, it's not all creepy; there is definitely some humor thrown in there. The show even touches on some ghost stories specific to St. Bonaventure, which students can appreciate.”
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