Interview with Mallory Zwicker
1. What is your Afterglow 2018 project called? Could you describe it? What is its inspiration?
Our performance is called "twist". This performance is a mishmash of multiple dance styles and genres. Typically when we perform in Bridgewater we stick to our upbeat routines that are known to be crowd-pleasers, but for Afterglow we are very excited to show all forms of dance that we excel at. There will be a variety of tempos, vibes and moods in our performance and we are very excited to share the art of DANCE with Bridgewater!
2. Tell us a little bit about yourself, where you live, and your creativity.
Plan "A" Dance Centre was opened in Bridgewater in May of 2017 by Mallory Zwicker as a recreational and competitive dance education centre for students ages 3-18. After just one year, they have approximately 90 dancers and have expanded to also teach toddlers and adults. PADC has 4 talented staff members who all bleed creativity. It is our goal as choreographers to give our dancers unique choreography that highlights their strengths, with lots of feeling and intention.
3. How do you feel Afterglow makes an impact on Bridgewater?
I believe that Afterglow is much needed in a small town like Bridgewater. Our mission statement is to empower youth in small towns to follow the fine arts path in life, without needing a "back-up plan" or a "plan B". It will be great to be a part of this event and to see what other amazing artsy things are happening in our community!
4. Why have you chosen to take part in this year's festival?
I am excited for our talented group of young dancers to show off ALL aspects of their dance life- the slow, weird, fast, quirky and otherwise, in this years art festival, to an audience of people who embrace the arts.
5. What are you looking forward to most in this year's festival?
I am looking forward to seeing how people respond to our dancing, and how our dancers respond to the other art forms showcased in this event.
Interview and blog compiled by Jordan Beck Crouse
Afterglow Art Festival
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