GRANVILLE, Ohio— A Denison University dance class is forging new avenues for their concerts. Rather than holding concerts in a typical location such as a recital hall, students have been choreographing and performing work throughout the semester outside of the box, so to speak. The works have been site-specific, interacting with unique spaces across the campus and the community. Solo presentations have been given on the Fine Arts Quad and a series of duets was performed in the college’s Biological Reserve in October. The third and final movement, titled (De) constructed, will take place at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 16, in the Bryn Du Mansion (537 Jones Road). The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Susan Kosling at 740-587-6712 or visit http://www.denison.edu
The concerts are the culmination of the Site Based Composition Class (DANC-287) conducted by Sandra Mathern-Smith, associate professor of dance. Dancers include seniors Diana Argueta from Chicago, Hilary Cornell from Huntington, W. Va., Putri Matahari from Jakarta, Indonesisa, and Umeshi Rajeendra from Colombo, Sri Lanka; juniors Hayley Anderson from Milford, Conn., Haley Grimm from Aliquippa, Pa., and Ana Morales from Lawrence, Mass.; and sophomores Rachel Halteman from Boulder, Colo., Kristan Locey from Galloway, Ohio, and Raelynn Walker from Eden, N.Y.
CALENDAR LISTING, Denison University, Granville—Dance Concert: (De) constructed at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 16, in the Bryn Du Mansion (537 Jones Road). Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Susan Kosling at 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.