"Affirmation" Fall Dance Concert at Denison
Date of Event: December 3, 2009
Posted: November 30, 2009
Denison University’s Department of Dance will present “Affirmation,” the faculty/student dance concert, from Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 3-5, at 8 p.m. in Doane Dance Performance Space (231 West College Street). The event is free and open to the public.
“Affirmation” will feature original choreographed works by dance faculty members Stafford Berry Jr., Alfred Dove and Sandra Mathern-Smith, and will begin with an opening salutation by dance faculty Berry and resident musician Terrence Karn.
“Sequacious,” a neo-classical ballet by Dove, who is the Sherman-Fairchild dance faculty, is a tribute to his brother, the legendary Ailey dancer Ulysses Dove. This work will be performed by Denison students Alexandra Ball, Olivia Gray Be’, Kelsy Espy, Christina Marino, Ellie McClarren, Alex Rose, Madeline Skaggs and Katrina Weis.Contemporary dance artist and faculty member Mathern-Smith will contribute “Catch me I’m falling,” performed by Denison students Courtney Ego, Stephanie Fountain-Zaragoza, Heather Robertson, Tricia Smit and Cullyn Thomson.
“Shore Line,” an African-derived dance work by Berry, will conclude the concert. It will be performed by Denison students Sydney Bartson, Jermaine Ellis, Ariane Elefterin, Kelsy Espy, Alexandra Feldman, Aiden Hughes, Samantha Hyde, Meghan Pioli, Putri Matahari, Alexandra Rose, Effi Taylor, Vanessa Theus, Courtney Vinopal, Alison Waldman and Alyssa Zinsser.
In the spirit of liberal arts and the tradition of studio performances, each choreographer will introduce his or her piece briefly and will reappear on stage at the conclusion of the performance for a “talk-back” session moderated by Gill Wright Miller, the chair of the Department of Dance.
For more information, contact 740-587-6712 or visit www.denison.edu.
CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville—The Department of Dance will present “Affirmation,” the fall dance concert, from Thurs. through Sat., Dec. 3-5, at 8 p.m. in Doane Dance Performance Space (231 West College Street). The event is free and open to the public; for more information, contact 740-587-6712 or visit www.denison.edu.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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