Denison Dance Department Presents Guest Artist in 'Somewhereinbetween'
Posted: February 21, 2005
A single performance and unique improvisational dance come together in the performance of "somewhereinbetween" featuring dancer David Beadle, a Vail guest artist, and Denison University Associate Professor Sandy Mathern-Smith. This Denison Dance Department concert is being performed only once at 8 p.m. on Friday (Feb. 25) in the Doane Dance Performance Space (231 West College St.) on the University's lower campus. The concert is open to the public.
Tickets are $5 general admission. You may reserve tickets by e-mailing email@example.com. [Please Note: Ticket orders may only be confirmed during office hours -- 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.]
"somewhereinbetween" is a collaborative effort between Beadle and Mathern-Smith and will include live improvisation by jazz musician and composer Brian Casey. Mathern-Smith and Beadle have been collaborating on works since 1997, both with a passion for improvisation.
Beadle is a dancer, performer, teacher, and choreographer who has been working as an independent movement artist since 1983. Currently, he is sought after for his skills as a teacher of contact improvisation, body-mind centering, and new dance techniques. He is committed to creating new methods for training dancers by using relevant information from current movement research.
As a performer, Beadlee is dedicated to the development of improvisation as a vital and viable theatrical form. He is regularly featured as a guest artist at the School for New Dance Development in Amsterdam, Netherlands, where his work as a teacher reaches dance and theater students from many countries in Europe. His teaching work has also been presented in independent workshops in Greece, the Netherlands, Denmark, Venezuela, and throughout the United States. While in residency at Denison, Beadle will lead dance department classes in improvisation and body-mind centering.
Mathern-Smith's works using interdisciplinary collaboration have incorporated video-projected backdrops, live music, poetic text, and set designs and have been presented throughout the United States. She has been investigating improvisation as a performance form for the past 15 years and sees it as an essential part of contemporary dance training. Mathern-Smith teaches contemporary technique, choreography, production and improvisation.
Casey is the resident musician and composer for the department of dance. Columbus-based, he has won grants from The Greater Columbus Arts Council, The Ohio Arts Council, Wild Space Dance Company, Dans Werkplaats Amsterdam, and the Tourism Authority of Southern Thailand. Casey has composed music and sound scores for many choreographers, including Tere O'Connor, Andrea Woods, Sara Wookey, Stacy Reischman, and Michael Kelly Bruce; with notable performances at the Cunningham Studio, the Joyce Soho and DTW in New York, The Colorado Dance Festival, Dans Werkplaats in Amsterdam, and the Kunstlerhaus in Bremen, Germany. He also serves as composer and accompanist for The Wexner Center's silent film series.
CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville -- "somewhereinbetween," an improvisational dance concert; one night only, 8 p.m., Friday (Feb. 25), Doane Dance Performance Space (231 West College St.). General admission tickets are $5. Tickets may be reserved by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org Note: Orders received after 2:30 p.m. on Friday may not be confirmed.
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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