Leave the Dancing to the Medical Professionals

Tuesday, CUArts had  front row seats to the P&S Dance Club rehearsal for the Columbia University Medical Center  Spring Dance Showcase.

This high-energy group includes over 50 dancers from Columbia University’s graduate programs. The P&S Club comes out of  Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons, and let me tell you, these medical professionals leave their hearts on the dance floor.

I spoke with dancer Jason Hu, a resident specializing in rehab medicine, who praised the group for allowing him the opportunity to get back in his dancing shoes. Hu choreographed a dance number inspired by his specialization. Set to the Amy Winehouse song “Rehab,” Hu takes the stage in good company equipped with tools from his professional life, using canes and walkers as artistic props, Hu puts a twist on the story of a patient’s journey through rehab.

Ellen Osei, an occupational therapy student, described how dancing with the P&S Dance Club helps her to relieve stress and have fun while getting to know other students across Columbia University’s other graduate programs. These multi-talented students  have come together across disciplines to showcase their passion for dance.

This event is the first and largest dance production at CUMC, and will happen this Saturday March 27, 2010 from 7:00-9:00pm in the Alumni Auditorium- William Black Building at 650 W 168th Street. Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door.

Of course, we wouldn’t leave you in the dark, see for yourself:

Tonya Marie Reid, CUSSW ’10


About Tonya Reid

Harlem-based Art Enthusiast.
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