Studio 3 Presents “Motion Pictures”

Dancers from Studio 3.

Through dance, a story can be told without using words. With “Motion Pictures,” Studio 3 closes out its school year with a tribute to film through dance — a culmination of a year of discovery and growth for all 97 dancers at the Bridgehampton studio.

With all originally choreographed works by Studio 3 teachers and choreographers Diane and Meredith Shumway, Jenna Miller, L’aura Vakar and Thomas Gallo, “Motion Pictures” will take films like “Black Swan,” “Harry Potter,” “Center Stage,” “Indiana Jones” and “Last of the Mohicans” to life through dance this weekend — Friday, May 11, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, May 12, at 1 p.m. — at the Southampton High School theater, located at 141 Narrow Lane.

“It’s important for me, as a teacher, to figure out ways where my students will be inspired and stay inspired when they dance. When a child is passionate about the story or theme of something they are performing, in this case movies, they get into it more and in turn, that shows on stage performance wise and also technique wise,” Meredith Shumway said in a press release. “We get so excited as teachers when the students get excited about what they are dancing. It makes our passion also come out as choreographers to create some of the most incredible original pieces.”

Tickets are $25 at the door, and the box office opens one hour before show time. For more information, please call (631) 537- 3008 or visit